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Noteworthy Legislation Affecting Animal Law

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday will consider SB2556, which allows a tenant to be criminally convicted if the tenant pretends to have a disability-related need for an assistance animal to obtain an exception from a lease policy that prohibits pets, allowing the landlord to hold the tenant in breach of the rental agreement. The Senate Commerce and Labor Committee-passed amendment can be viewed here. The amendment as passed in the House, HB2439, can be viewed here.
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