Representative Kristen Arrington (D-Kissimmee) introduced HB 1341, an Act to create a statewide Animal Abuser Registry. The companion legislation, SB 1806, was filed by Senator Shevrin Jones (D-Miami Gardens).
“This bill will place restrictions on a convicted animal abuser to own, adopt, live with or work with animals,” said Representative Arrington. “This registry will help identify these individuals and prevent needless suffering and save the lives of countless animals.”
“As an animal lover and dog owner, I am pleased to work with Representative Arrington as she takes the lead on this great bill,” saidSenator Jones. “This registry will help keep animals out of the hands of abusers, because no convicted animal abuser should be allowed to own or live with animals.”