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HB21-1102

Consumer Protection For Dog And Cat Purchasers

Concerning requirements of pet stores that sell certain pet animals.
Session:
2021 Regular Session
Subjects:
Agriculture
Business & Economic Development
Bill Summary

The bill creates the "Pet Store Consumer Protection Act", which prohibits a pet store that was not licensed by the commissioner of agriculture prior to the effective date of the bill from selling or offering to sell dogs or cats on or after the effective date of the bill.

The bill also requires each pet store licensed to sell or offer to sell dogs or cats that continues to sell or offer to sell dogs or cats to:

  • Include on all advertisements, including website postings, the purchase price of the dog or cat and any applicable federal or state license numbers for the breeder of the dog or cat;
  • Post on the enclosure of each dog or cat the purchase price of the dog or cat and certain information on the dog's or cat's breeder; and
  • Make certain written disclosures to a prospective consumer prior to selling a dog or cat.
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status

Introduced
Passed
Became Law

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