PIJAC

2018 Legislative Session Overview - Kansas

The Kansas Legislature adjourned its 2017-18 legislative session on April 9, 2018.

8 pet industry-related issues were introduced, 6 of which were considered priority by PIJAC.

Final Disposition of Priority Legislation

BILL #

SUMMARY

FINAL DISPOSITION

HB 2097

Amends Chapter 47 (Livestock & Domestic Animals), Article 17 (Pet Animal Act), Sections 1701 (Definitions), 1702 (Animal Distributor License), 1709 (Inspections), 1710 (Disposition), 1712 (Rules & Regulations), 1721 (License & Permit Fees), and 1725 (Pet Animal Advisory Board) of KS Statutes Annotated to provide: 

1) New and amended definitions; 2) New license categories and fees; and 3) A new composition of the KS Pet Animal Advisory Board.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

HB 2276

Amends Chapter 32 (Wildlife, Parks & Recreation), Article 13 (Dangerous Regulated Animals) of Kansas Statutes pertaining to the sale and acquisition of dangerous regulated animals.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

HB 2477

Amends Chapter 47 (Livestock & Domestic Animals), Article 17 (Pet Animal Act), Sections 1701 (Definitions), 1721 (License & Permit Fees) of Kansas Statutes Annotated in relation to permit fees and license requirements and expiration dates.

ENACTED

SB 47

Amends Chapter 47 (Livestock & Domestic Animals), Article 17 (Pet Animal Act), Sections 1701 (Definitions), 1702 (Animal Distributor License), 1709 (Inspections), 1710 (Disposition), 1712 (Rules & Regulations), 1721 (License & Permit Fees), and 1725 (Pet Animal Advisory Board) of KS Statutes Annotated to provide: 

1) New and amended definitions; 2) New license categories and fees; and 3) A new composition of the KS Pet Animal Advisory Board.

MISSED DEADLINE FOR CONSIDERATION

SB 162

Amends Chapter 32 (Wildlife, Parks & Recreation), Article 13 (Dangerous Regulated Animals) of Kansas Statutes pertaining to the sale and acquisition of dangerous regulated animals.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

SB 286

Amends Chapter 47 (Livestock & Domestic Animals), Article 17 (Pet Animal Act), Sections 1701 (Definitions), 1721 (License & Permit Fees) of Kansas Statutes Annotated in relation to permit fees and license requirements and expiration dates.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

Click Here to view bill text and final status for ALL Kansas legislation tracked by PIJAC in 2017-18.

To see the current status of ALL federal and state issues PIJAC is tracking, please visit our Legislative Action Center.