PA 13-39—sHB 6315

Environment Committee

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

SUMMARY: This act exempts from the pet shop licensing requirement 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.

By law, unless exempted, 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 (see Table on Penalties).

EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage

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