HB 2471

83(R) - 2013
Government Efficiency & Reform

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Eddie Rodriguez

Bill Caption

Relating to the exception of certain information related to the humane disposition by a local government of an unclaimed stray animal from required disclosure under the public information law.

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated. No fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

Summary: Under current law, individuals who adopt an animal from a government entity are subject to having their contact and personal identification information disclosed to the public under current state public information law. HB 2471 would require that this information remain confidential and only for the purposes of public health risk be disclosed to a government entity or an animal control person contracted with the government entity.

Analysis: HB 2471 would protect people's information from disclosure to individuals who may seek to pester or harass the animal owners. Therefore, in order to protect private property, we support HB 2471.