Bill Would Establish Publicly Available Animal Abuser Registry in Florida

Florida House Bill 1341 would require the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) to post a publicly available registry of persons convicted of specified animal abuse crimes on the FDLE website. The bill also would prohibit the transfer of animals to individuals on the registry and impose other limitations on registered offenders’ access to animals. An identical bill, Senate Bill 1806, has been introduced in the Florida Senate.