LEGISLATION
    Bills in the Michigan Legislature run in a two-year cycle, ending in the even year.  The introduced bills below must pass both the Senate and House and
    be signed by the Governor to become law. Bills that are not enacted by the last session in 2020 will die.
    MAPBD urges you to read these bills that directly effect animal ownership.  Let us know your position and contact your legislators to voice your opinion.

         

         
  
MICHIGAN ASSOCIATION
for
PURE BRED DOGS
www.mapbd.org
BILL NUMBER
TYPE OF BILL
DESCRIPTION
MAPBD POSITION
HB 4641
House Bill
PERFORM A DEVOCALIZATION
PROCEDURE ON AN ANIMAL OR
KNOWINGLY PERMIT A
DEVOCALIZATION PROCEDURE TO BE
PERFORMED ON AN ANIMAL WITHOUT
A DETERMINATION BY A LICENSED
VETERINARIAN THAT THE
PROCEDURE IS FOR A THERAPEUTIC
PURPOSE AS PROVIDED IN SECTION
 
HB 4035
HOUSE BILL
Prohibit local government regulating a
dog based on breed or perceived breed;
SUPPORT
SB 0316
SENATE BILL
Crimes; animals; knowingly providing an
animal to another individual who intends
to abuse or mistreat the animal; prohibit
 
SB 0352
SENATE BILL
Child protective service employees to
report suspected animal abuse or
neglect to local animal control officer;
require.
OPPOSE
HB 4496
HOUSE BILL
Certain research facilities to offer certain
laboratory animals for adoption before
euthanization; require
 
HB4592
HOUSE BILL
Allow appointment of a pro bono lawyer or
law student to act as an animal advocate
in animal cruelty and welfare cases.
OPPOSE
HB4596
HOUSE BILL
Establishes "community cat" programs
but exempts from local zoning laws and
legal hold periods for strays.
OPPOSE