Bill Status of HB3620 102nd General Assembly
Short Description: PET SHOP DOG/CAT SOURCING
Rep. Karina Villa - Anne Stava-Murray - Diane Pappas - Mark L. Walker - Kelly M. Cassidy, Terra Costa Howard, Sara Feigenholtz, Michael J. Zalewski, Aaron M. Ortiz, Sam Yingling, Natalie A. Manley, Katie Stuart and Jonathan "Yoni" Pizer
| 1/13/2021||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Animal Welfare Act. Provides that a pet shop operator may offer for sale only those dogs or cats obtained from an animal control center, animal care facility, kennel, pound, or training facility operated by any subdivision of local, State, or federal government, or a humane society or rescue organization. Provides that no pet shop operator may offer for sale any dog or cat obtained from a breeder unless the breeder holds a valid USDA Class "A" license as defined in the Code of Federal Regulations implementing the federal Animal Welfare Act, listing all site addresses where regulated animals are located; the breeder owns or possesses no more than 5 female dogs or cats capable of reproduction in any 12-month period; and no more than 5 female dogs or cats capable of reproduction are housed at the site address where the retail animal was born or housed, including animals owned by persons other than the breeder. Effective January 1, 2020.