Prohibit Greyhound Racing

Bill #:
HB14-1146

Position: 
Support

Sponsors:
BECKER 

Bill Summary:
Under current law, greyhound racing is permitted in Colorado. The bill prohibits greyhound racing in Colorado but maintains the practice of wagering on greyhound races that are held at race tracks in other states and are simultaneously broadcast at race tracks in Colorado. 

Most Recent Status:
03/10/2014 Governor Signed

Sunset Pet Animal Care Facilities

Bill #:
HB14-1270

Position: 
Strongly Support

Sponsors:
LEBSOCK / TOCHTROP 

Bill Summary:
Sunset Process - House Agriculture, Livestock, and Natural Resources Committee. The bill continues the licensure of pet animal facilities by the commissioner of agriculture (commissioner) for 5 years, until 2019 (sections 1 and 2). It also:


* Authorizes the commissioner to deny, revoke, or refuse to renew the license of any entity if any officer, principal owner, or other person in a position of control over the entity has been convicted of animal cruelty or animal fighting, and requires denial or revocation of a license after a second offense (sections 8 and 9);


* Directs the commissioner or the commissioner's designees to report to law enforcement agencies and the bureau of animal protection any instance of suspected animal abuse that is discovered in the course of an investigation, and grants qualified immunity for a report made in good faith section 7);


* Allows the commissioner to specify, by rule, written disclosures that must be given concerning rabies vaccinations and the origin and medical history of a dog, cat, ferret, or bird (section 6);


* Amends definitions related to small canine breeding operations to resolve potential conflicts (section 3);


* Repeals certain existing exemptions for nonhuman primates (section 5); and


* Increases the existing cap on license fees from $350 to $700 (section 4). 

Most Recent Status:
06/06/2014 Governor Signed

Preveterinary Emergency Care For Dogs And Cats

Bill #:
SB14-039

Position: 
Support

Sponsors:
BALMER / MCCANN 

Bill Summary:
The bill allows an emergency medical service provider to provide preveterinary emergency care to dogs and cats to the extent the provider has received commensurate training and is authorized by the employer to provide the care. If an employer of emergency medical service providers opts to allow its employees to provide this care, the bill requires the employer to specify in the employer's policies the circumstances under which the care may be provided. 

Most Recent Status:
03/20/2014 Governor Signed