PIJAC

2017 Legislative Session Overview - Tennessee

The Tennessee Legislature adjourned its 2017 legislative session on May 10, 2017.

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

As Tennessee’s Legislature convenes 2-year sessions, all unfinished business upon adjournment in 2017 carries over to 2018.

Final Disposition of Priority Legislation:

BILL #

SUMMARY

FINAL DISPOSITION

HB 265/SB 282

Amends Title 62 (Professions, Businesses & Trades) of Tennessee Code Annotated by adding a new Chapter 12 requiring registration with the Department of Commerce & Insurance to operate as a commercial dog breeder in the State.

CARRIED OVER TO 2018 SESSION

HB 568/SB 519

Amends Title 44 (Animals & Animal Husbandry), Chapter 17 (Dogs & Cats) of Tennessee Code Annotated by adding a new Part 8 ("Tennessee Retail Pet Store Consumer Protection Act") to provide coverage for certain veterinary expenses to persons who buy dogs from retail pet stores.

CARRIED OVER TO 2018 SESSION

Click Here to view bill text and final status for ALL Tennessee legislation tracked by PIJAC in 2017.

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