PIJAC

2017 Legislative Session Overview - Washington

The Washington State Legislature finally adjourned its Special Session on July 20, 2017.

(NOTE: The 2017 Regular Session had adjourned on April 23, 2017).

11 pet industry-related issues were introduced, 4 of which were considered priority by PIJAC.

Final Disposition of Priority Legislation:

BILL #

SUMMARY

FINAL DISPOSITION

HB 1090/

SB 5094

Amends Title 16 (Animals & Livestock), Chapter 16.08 (Dogs) of the Revised Code of Washington by adding a new section prohibiting breed-based dog regulations.

CARRIED OVER TO 2018

SB 5804

Amends Title 16 (Animals & Livestock) of the Revised Code of Washington by creating a new section establishing an animal abuse registry.

CARRIED OVER TO 2018

ORD 2017-16

An Ordinance amending Chapter 6 (Animal Control) of Bainbridge Island, WA City Code by adding a new Section 6.04.113 (Selling Animals from Puppy or Kitten Mills Prohibited) to prohibit the retail sale of dogs and cats in the City.

ADOPTED

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

NOTE:  

Local municipalities act on ordinances year-round.   Visit the link below to view the status of Washington local ordinances tracked by PIJAC to-date:

Washington Local Ordinances tracked by PIJAC (Click Washington image on map).

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