HB 2347

86(R) - 2019
House County Affairs
House County Affairs

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Candy Noble
Charles Anderson
Brad Buckley
Nicole Collier
Mary Gonzalez


Kyle Biedermann
Ina Minjarez
Eddie Rodriguez
Jon E. Rosenthal
Matt Shaheen

Bill Caption

Relating to a microchip scan of animals in the custody of an animal shelter or releasing agency, including an animal rescue organization.

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

HB 2347 would require an animal shelters or releasing agency to scan animals for microchips as soon as possible after they are placed in custody of the shelter or releasing agency. The bill does not distinguish between private and public animal shelters or releasing agencies.

Vote Recommendation Notes

On the one hand this bill places new mandates on private businesses which we oppose on limited government grounds. On the other hand this bill does advance property rights for people whose animals have been stolen and ended up in a shelter or with a releasing agency and who have a right to have their pet returned rather than sold or adopted out. Due to these conflicting principles, we remain neutral on HB 2347.