Accountability in the Pet Death Care ProcessAccountability in the Pet Death Care Process
2024 Florida Senate Bill 22
2024 Florida House Bill 301
Sevilla’s Law Bill Synopsis
It requires a provider of companion animal cremation to provide a written description of their services to the owner of the deceased animal, the person making cremation arrangements for the owner, veterinarians, pet shops, the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (department), and any person, upon request.
It prohibits written descriptions of services to contain false or misleading information.
The provider must include a certification along with the returned cremation remains. The bill provides criteria for the certification.
The bill provides civil penalties for unlawful acts by the provider. It also provides for the powers of the department and authorizes it to adopt rules to carry out the provisions of the act.
This bill provides for PRIVATE RIGHT OF ACTION. A person injured may bring a a civil action to recover damages or punitive damages, including costs, court costs, and attorney fees.