OLR Bill Analysis

sHB 6315

AN ACT CONCERNING THE RESALE OF DOGS TO MILITARY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES.

SUMMARY:

This bill exempts from the pet shop licensing law people who acquire dogs to resell them to the military or a law enforcement agency for law enforcement or security work. Thus, these people will no longer be subject to the Department of Agriculture's pet shop regulations governing sanitation, animal health and welfare, and the protection of public safety.

Under current law, anyone acquiring a dog or cat for resale must obtain a pet shop license from the agriculture commissioner. A violation is a class B misdemeanor, subject to a fine of up to $1,000, up to six months imprisonment, or both.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage

COMMITTEE ACTION

Environment Committee

Joint Favorable Substitute

Yea

28

Nay

0

(03/04/2013)