2018 Session

Budget Amendments - HB29 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Yancey
Prohibits Expenditures for Unnecessary Procedures that Cause Pain in Dogs and Cats (language only)

Item 91 #1h

Item 91 #1h

Agriculture and Forestry
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services


Page 22, after line 17, insert:

"O. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no state general funds shall be appropriated to any organization, whether public or private, to carry out any medically unnecessary scientific or medical research that causes significant pain or distress to a dog or cat, which is defined to include any procedure or condition classified under pain and distress Category E. by the Department of Agriculture."


(This amendment prohibits the use of any state funds for procedures that cause significant pain or distress to dogs or cats.)