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S*0980 (Rat #0231, Act #0274 of 2016) General Bill, By Sheheen and McElveen
Summary: Veterinarians and prescription drugs
    AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 40-69-300 SO AS TO PROVIDE ALL ANIMAL SHELTERS THAT PROVIDE VETERINARY SERVICES IN THIS STATE ARE SUBJECT TO SUPERVISION AND REGULATION BY THE BOARD OF VETERINARY MEDICAL EXAMINERS, TO REQUIRE ANIMAL SHELTERS AND VETERINARIANS WHO PROVIDE VETERINARY SERVICES IN ANIMAL SHELTERS TO MAINTAIN AND REPORT CERTAIN DATA TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING AND REGULATION, TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT MAKE THESE REPORTS AVAILABLE ON ITS INTERNET WEBSITE, TO PROVIDE THE RANGE OF VETERINARY SERVICES ALLOWED IN ANIMAL SHELTERS, TO PROVIDE CERTAIN RECORD-KEEPING REQUIREMENTS, AND TO PROVIDE NECESSARY DEFINITIONS; BY ADDING SECTION 40-69-305 SO AS TO PROHIBIT DISPENSING PRESCRIPTION DRUGS TO OWNERS OF END-USERS FOR THE TREATMENT OF BODILY INJURIES OR DISEASES OF ANIMALS IN SPECIFIC CIRCUMSTANCES AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 40-69-295, RELATING TO MOBILE VETERINARY FACILITIES, SO AS TO REQUIRE THESE FACILITIES MUST IDENTIFY THE CLOSEST LOCAL EMERGENCY VETERINARY SERVICES FACILITY AND COMMUNICATE IT IN A CERTAIN MANNER, TO PROHIBIT THE OPERATION OF MOBILE VETERINARY FACILITIES WITHIN SPECIFIC DISTANCES OF PRIVATELY OWNED VETERINARY PRACTICES, AND TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS; TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-9600, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO "NO MORE HOMELESS PETS" LICENSE PLATES AND A RELATED FUND ESTABLISHED TO SUPPORT LOCAL ANIMAL SPAYING AND NEUTERING EFFORTS, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE OPERATION OF A RELATED GRANTS PROGRAM BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA ANIMAL CARE AND CONTROL ASSOCIATION OR ITS SUCCESSOR, TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE SHALL PROVIDE AN ANNUAL ACCOUNTING AND SUMMARY OF THIS PROGRAM TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, AND TO PROVIDE LOCAL NONPROFIT SPAYING AND NEUTERING PROGRAMS MUST PROVIDE CERTAIN INFORMATION TO THE ASSOCIATION BEFORE THEY MAY RECEIVE REIMBURSEMENTS FOR SERVICES FROM THE FUND, AND TO PROVIDE THE ASSOCIATION SHALL PROVIDE THE DEPARTMENT WITH CERTAIN INFORMATION ABOUT THE NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS WHO BRING IN ANIMALS FOR SPAYING OR NEUTERING AND THE NUMBER OF ANIMALS BROUGHT IN BY EACH OF THESE INDIVIDUALS; AND TO CREATE THE PET CARE AND HUMANE TREATMENT STUDY COMMITTEE, AND TO PROVIDE THE PURPOSES, DUTIES, COMPOSITION, AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS OF THE COMMITTEE. - ratified title
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01/13/16Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 52)
01/13/16Senate Referred to Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources (Senate Journal-page 52)
03/24/16Senate Committee report: Favorable Agriculture and Natural Resources (Senate Journal-page 3)
03/31/16 Scrivener's error corrected
04/26/16Senate Amended (Senate Journal-page 33)
04/26/16Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 33)
04/27/16Senate Read third time and sent to House (Senate Journal-page 35)
04/27/16Senate Roll call Ayes-40 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 35)
04/28/16House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 12)
04/28/16House Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs (House Journal-page 12)
05/25/16House Committee report: Favorable Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs (House Journal-page 5)
06/01/16House Amended (House Journal-page 24)
06/01/16House Read second time (House Journal-page 24)
06/01/16House Roll call Yeas-105 Nays-8 (House Journal-page 35)
06/02/16House Read third time and returned to Senate with amendments (House Journal-page 5)
06/02/16Senate Concurred in House amendment and enrolled (Senate Journal-page 33)
06/02/16Senate Roll call Ayes-38 Nays-4 (Senate Journal-page 33)
06/02/16 Ratified R 231
06/08/16 Vetoed by Governor
06/15/16Senate Veto overridden by originating body Ayes-37 Nays-4 (Senate Journal-page 39)
06/15/16House Veto overridden Yeas-92 Nays-3 (House Journal-page 185)
06/21/16 Effective date 06/15/16
06/21/16 Act No. 274



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