Introduced by Rep. Michael McCready (R) on October 23, 2013, to prohibit commercial puppy breeding operations that have more than 50 female dogs over four months of age, and impose a number of other new regulations on animal breeders, shelters and pet shops. Among other new regulations shelters would have to hold an animal for at least one week and make efforts to identify the owner before euthanizing it, selling it, making it available for adoption, etc. However, for dogs without traceable evidence of ownership, the holding period would be four days, and for cats two days.
Referred to the House Regulatory Reform Committee on October 23, 2013.
Reported in the House on June 10, 2014, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.