Arizona Anti-Declaw Bill Passes Committee

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AZ Anti-Declaw Bill, HB2224, Approved by Committee –

February 9, 2022 – AZ Bill HB2224 was approved with a 10-3 bipartisan vote by the AZ House Committee on Government and Elections. The bill, which would prohibit nontherapeutic declawing, was authored by State Representative Amish Shah, MD and co-authored by Representative Jennifer L. Longdon, Representative John Kavanagh, and Representative Quang H. Nguyen. Paw Project Director and Founder Dr. Jennifer Conrad provided testimony at the Committee hearing.

The bill now will be sent to a second House committee before going to the House floor for a vote by the entire body. The bill must pass both houses of the legislature and be signed by the governor before becoming law.