SB0663 (CH0572)

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2016 Regular Session



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

Sponsored by:

Senator Benson


Approved by the Governor - Chapter 572

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:Senators Benson, Feldman, Jennings, Lee, Madaleno, Pugh, Raskin, Salling, Middleton, Astle, Kelley, Klausmeier, Reilly, Mathias, and Hershey
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: HB1113
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): June 1, 2016
Finance  View Committee HearingEconomic Matters
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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