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SB 56 to ban gas chambers killed twice in House committee

MURRAY, UT (March 6, 2017) -- Animal Shelter Amendments bill fails despite free training and lower cost

 

For the third year in a row, a proposed bill to end the use of gas chambers for shelter animal euthanasia failed to pass the Utah Legislature. On March 3, 2017, the motion to recommend S.B. 56 - Animal Shelter Amendments sponsored by Sen. Peter Knudson and Rep. Lee B. Perry failed in the House Government Operations Committee with a vote of four yeas and four nays. The bill passed the Senate Floor with a 19-7 vote last month.

 

WE’RE NOT GIVING UP ON GETTING RID OF THE GAS CHAMBER!

            In the 2016 session of the Utah State Legislature, HB 187 — Animal Shelter Amendments failed to pass the House of Representatives by a vote of 40 to 31. HB 187 sought to ban the use of a gas chamber for euthanizing shelter animals and wildlife statewide. Despite passing the House Political Subdivisions Committee by a vote of 9 to 1 and the hard-fought efforts of the bill’s sponsor, Rep.