FL House of Representative, Mr. Jimmie T. Smith, a fellow veteran, was inspired by a disabled veteran who is assisted by their service animal when he filed Florida House Bill 849 (HB 849) - service animals. FL Senator, Mr. Thad Altman filed Florida Senate Bill 1146 (SB 1146).
Listed are the latest updates on Florida House Bill 849 (HB 849) - service animals and Florida Senate Bill 1146 (SB 1146).
Notably HB 849 and SB 1146 have received zero (0) "No votes" in all the subcommittees that considered these several animal bills.
Although time ran out during the Senate Hearing on 4/8/2014, SB 1146 received 8 yea votes and 0 nay votes in the subcommittee that has voted on SB 1146.
Moreover, HB 849 received favorable majority votes in all the subcommittees that considered this bill.
Hence, thus far HB 849 and SB 1146 have received favorable majority votes in all the subcommittees that considered this bill.
It is fantastic to see FL House of Representatives and Senators demonstrating their strong support for disability rights and service animal use in housing accommodations, public accommodations, and the workplace.
Let’s help to pass HB 849 and SB 1146 and contact your local FL Representatives and FL Senators to express your support of service animals and disability rights.