HB1113 (CH0573)

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2016 Regular Session



Commercial Sale of Dogs and Cats - Prohibited Acts (Companion Animal Welfare Act)

Sponsored by:

Delegate Kramer


Approved by the Governor - Chapter 573

Synopsis:Prohibiting the sale, transfer, offer to sell or transfer, barter, trade, or auction of dogs and cats at specified locations; authorizing animal control officers and officers of specified humane organizations to enforce specified provisions of the Act; providing that a retail pet store may only offer for sale a dog or cat obtained from specified persons; requiring a retail pet store to post on each dog's cage specified information and maintain a record that includes information about the breeder or dealer, if applicable; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note (Revised)
All Sponsors:Delegates Kramer, Arentz, Aumann, Barkley, Barve, Beidle, Bromwell, Brooks, Carr, Cullison, Dumais, Ebersole, Frick, Frush, Gilchrist, Gutierrez, Haynes, Hill, Hixson, Kaiser, Kelly, Kipke, Korman, Krimm, Lam, Luedtke, Mautz, McComas, McDonough, A. Miller, Moon, Morales, Morhaim, Platt, Reznik, S. Robinson, Smith, Valderrama, Waldstreicher, A. Washington, and West
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: SB0663
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): June 1, 2016
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Broad Subject(s):Business Regulation and Occupations
Narrow Subject(s):Abuse -see also- Child Abuse & Neg.; Elder Abuse & Neg., etc
Administrative Agencies -see also- Electronic Government
Agriculture, Department of
Animals -see also- Birds; Turtles
Associations -see also- Cooperative Associations
Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Commerce and Business -see also- Dealers; Elec. Comm.; etc.
Consumer Protection -see also- Unfair Trade Practices
Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties and Sentnc; etc.
Dealers -see also- Motor Vehicle Dealers and Salesmen
Inspections -see also- Motor Vehicle Inspection
Licenses -see also- Alcoholic Bev Lic; Drivers' Licenses
Penalties and Sentences -see also- Death Penalty
Public Officials -see also- Atty Gen; Compt; Coun Admin; etc
Records -see also- Land Records; Vital Records
Retail Sales
Unfair Trade Practices
Statutes:Article - Business Regulation
(19-701, 19-702, 19-703, 19-706, 19-104, 19-702.1)

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October 24, 2017 5:04 P.M.