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2018 House Bill 5916: Expand state dog sale regulations
Introduced by Rep. Hank Vaupel (R) on May 1, 2018
To prohibit animal shelters and pet shops from selling or transferring a dog unless it is at least eight weeks old, has a health certificate and implanted microchip ID, and unless the seller can document it was obtained from an animal control shelter, animal protection shelter, dog retailer, or a USDA-approved breeder that is not an unlicensed “large-scale dog breeding kennel".   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Agriculture Committee on May 1, 2018
Reported in the House on May 16, 2018
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed 57 to 52 in the House on November 29, 2018.
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(same description)
To prohibit animal shelters and pet shops from selling or transferring a dog unless it is at least eight weeks old, has a health certificate and implanted microchip ID, and unless the seller can document it was obtained from an animal control shelter, animal protection shelter, dog retailer, or a USDA-approved breeder that is not an unlicensed “large-scale dog breeding kennel".
Received in the Senate on December 4, 2018
Referred to the Senate Agriculture Committee on December 4, 2018
Reported in the Senate on December 12, 2018
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 23 to 14 in the Senate on December 13, 2018.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
(same description)
To prohibit animal shelters and pet shops from selling or transferring a dog unless it is at least eight weeks old, has a health certificate and implanted microchip ID, and unless the seller can document it was obtained from an animal control shelter, animal protection shelter, dog retailer, or a USDA-approved breeder that is not an unlicensed “large-scale dog breeding kennel".

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