Introduced by Rep. Rick Jones (R) on April 13, 2010, to require “class B” dealers of live animals to use only injections of a commercially prepared solution for euthanizing a dog or cat. (The Humane Society describes a “class B” dealer as one licensed by the federal Department of Agriculture “whose business includes the purchase and/or resale of any animal . . . In contrast, Class A dealers can only sell animals that they have bred themselves”.
Referred to the House Agriculture Committee on April 13, 2010.
Reported in the House on July 1, 2010, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-4) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on September 22, 2010, to replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on September 22, 2010.
Substitute offered by Rep. Kevin Daley (R) on September 22, 2010, to replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises various details, but does not change its substance. This version was subsequently superseded by another substitute with more changes. The substitute failed by voice vote in the House on September 22, 2010.