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2017 Legislative Session Overview - Arkansas

The Arkansas Legislature adjourned its 2017 legislative session on April 3, 2017.

6 pet industry-related bills were introduced, 4 of which were considered priority by PIJAC.

Final Disposition of Priority Legislation:

 

BILL #

SUMMARY

FINAL DISPOSITION

HB 1715

Amends Title 4 (Business & Commercial Law), Subtitle 7 (Consumer Protection), Chapter 97 (Retail Pet Stores) and Title 17 (Professions, Occupations & Businesses) of Arkansas Code to: 1) Create the "Professional & Direct-Sell Dog Breeder Act"; and 2) Define deceptive trade practices for dog sales.

WITHDRAWN BY AUTHOR

HB 1717

Amends Title 4 (Business & Commercial Law) of Arkansas Code by adding a new Chapter 118 (Dog and Cat Sale Registration Act) which would regulate the sale of dogs and cats in the state and would establish the Dog and Cat Sale Registration Fund.

WITHDRAWN BY AUTHOR

HB 1769

Amends Title 12 (Law Enforcement, Emergency Management & Military Affairs), Chapter 12 (Crime Reporting & Investigations) of Arkansas Code by adding a Subchapter 20 to establish the Arkansas Animal Abuse Registry.

FAILED TO

PASS HOUSE

HB 2078

An Act to regulate breeding of dogs and cats; to protect consumers and animals from puppy and kitten mills; and for other purposes.

DIED ON ADJOURNMENT

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