The New Mexico Legislature adjourned its 2017 legislative session on March 19, 2017.
9 pet industry-related bills were introduced, 3 of which were considered priority by PIJAC.
Final Disposition of Priority Legislation:
Amends Chapter 77 (Animals & Livestock), Article 1B (Animal Sheltering), Section 5 (Board powers, duties) of New Mexico Statutes to impose an additional fee on commercial feed to fund a Dog and Cat Sterilization Assistance Fund.
(Rio Rancho, NM)
Amends Chapter 116 (Standards for Professional Animal Facilities, Services, and Hobby Breeders), Section 116.25 (Pet Store), and Chapter 90 (Animals), Section 90.19 (Cat Spay & Neuter Requirements) of Rio Rancho, NM Municipal Code to prohibit the retail sale of dogs and cats and to add dogs to the mandatory spay-neuter requirements already in effect for cats.
Enacts the New Mexico "Wildlife Trafficking Act" to make trafficking in animal species threatened with extinction a crime.
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