(WLNS) – Lawmakers in both the House and Senate crossed the aisle to support a bill to fight animal abuse.
The idea behind the bill is that people with convictions for abusing animals should not be able to adopt anymore of them.
The measure would add those people convicted of animal abuse to the state’s criminal history access tool database.
That move would let animal shelters search the background information of someone who wants to adopt an animal.
The bills would block anyone with an animal abuse conviction from adopting within five years of their conviction.
A similar package of laws passed in both the House and Senate last year, but did not make it to the governor’s desk because of the lame duck session.