PIJAC

2018 Legislative Session Overview - Iowa

The Iowa State Legislature adjourned its 2017-18 legislative session on May 5, 2018.

18 pet industry-related issues were introduced, 5 of which were considered priority by PIJAC.

Final Disposition of Priority Legislation

BILL #

SUMMARY

FINAL DISPOSITION

HB 454

Amends Iowa Code Chapter 162 (Care of Animals in Commercial Establishments) to further provide for the regulation of commercial establishments that possess or control animals, other than animals used for an agricultural purpose.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

HB 2259

Amends Title V (Agriculture), Chapter 162 (Care of Animals in Commercial Establishments) of Iowa Code to further provide for licensing, inspection and standards of care for commercial establishments maintaining animals.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

SB 460

Amends Title XI (Natural Resources), Section 481A.67 (Seasons and limits) of Iowa Code relating to the noncommercial and commercial harvest of turtles.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

SSB 1174

(Senate Study Bill) Amends Title XI (Natural Resources), Section 481A.67 (Seasons and limits) of Iowa Code by requiring the Natural Resources Commission to adopt commercial and noncommercial turtle harvesting season rules.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

ORD 2017001

Ordinance amending the Fraser, IA City Code to prohibit the retail sale of dogs and cats in the city.

ADOPTED

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