House committee to consider bill declaring adopted dogs and cats to be state pets of Colorado

DENVER - A committee of Colorado representatives will consider a bill Wednesday that would declare adopted dogs and cats to be the official state pets.

Senate Bill 13-201 passed its third reading in the State Senate on April 4 and was sent to the House, where it was assigned to the State, Veterans, & Military Affairs committee.

That committee is scheduled to discuss the bill Wednesday.

"Dogs (Canis Lupus Familiaris) and Cats (Felis Catus) that are adopted from Colorado animal shelters and rescues are hereby made and declared to be the state pets of the state of Colorado," the bill reads.

The entire bill is less than two full pages, and passed the Senate without a single amendment.

Read Senate Bill 13-201: http://www.leg.state.co.us/CLICS/CLICS2013A/csl.nsf/CalendarsFrameSet?OpenForm&chamber=House

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