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Pet Animal Facility Licensing

Concerning licensing requirements relating to pet animals.
2020 Regular Session
Bill Summary

The bill amends the "Pet Animal Care and Facilities Act" (Act) by:

  • Removing language exempting from the Act a person who boards no more than 3 pet animals at one time;
  • Exempting from the Act any pet animal rescue that qualifies as tax exempt under section 501 (c)(3) of the federal "Internal Revenue Code of 1986";
  • Decreasing the maximum licensing fee amount that the commissioner of agriculture may charge a pet animal facility and establishing independent contractor pet groomer licensing fees in statute; and
  • Removing language that prohibits a person from importing or causing to be imported any pet animal for the purpose of sale, resale, trade, or barter by a pet animal facility operator unless the person is licensed.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)




Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Sen. V. Marble
Rep. L. Saine



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