MD SB128 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 8-5)
Status: Engrossed on February 13 2020 - 50% progression
Action: 2020-03-16 - Hearing 3/17 at 1:00 p.m.
Pending: House Environment and Transportation Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Requiring an animal control facility operated by a county or municipality to waive the adoption fee for a dog or cat for a veteran who presents a valid driver's license or identification card that includes a notation of veteran status; authorizing an animal control facility to limit the number of adoption fee waivers granted to an individual under the Act to one dog and one cat within a 6-month period; and applying the Act to all counties and municipalities.

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Local Government – Animal Control Facilities – Adoption Fee Waiver for Veterans (Pets for Vets Act of 2020)


Roll Calls

2020-02-13 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 45 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]


2020-03-16HouseHearing 3/17 at 1:00 p.m.
2020-03-16HouseHearing canceled
2020-03-11HouseHearing 3/18 at 1:00 p.m.
2020-02-14HouseReferred Environment and Transportation
2020-02-13SenateThird Reading Passed (45-0)
2020-02-11SenateSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2020-02-11SenateFavorable with Amendments {724836/1 Adopted
2020-02-10SenateFavorable with Amendments Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
2020-01-15SenateHearing 1/29 at 1:00 p.m.
2020-01-09SenateFirst Reading Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Local Government11314(n/a)See Bill Text

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