PIJAC

2018 Legislative Session Overview - Mississippi

The Mississippi Legislature adjourned its 2018 legislative session on April 1, 2018.

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

Final Disposition of Priority Legislation

BILL #

SUMMARY

FINAL DISPOSITION

SB 591

Amends Title 49 (Conservation & Ecology), Chapter 8 (Importation, Sale and Possession of Inherently Dangerous Wild Animals), Section 49-8-5 (Animals Inherently Dangerous to Humans) to prohibit the importation, sale and possession of certain snakes.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

HB 809

Amends Title 79 (Corporations, Associations & Partnerships), Chapter 11 (Nonprofit, Non-share Corporations and Religious Societies), Section 505 (Exemption from provisions) of Mississippi Code to revise the criteria for exemption from registration and reporting requirements for charitable organizations.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

SB 2185

An Act authorizing the Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture to create a license requirement to operate as a pet dealer, kennel, stable or animal shelter.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

SB 2310

Amends Title 79 (Corporations, Associations & Partnerships), Chapter 11 (Nonprofit, Non-share Corporations and Religious Societies), Section 505 (Exemption from provisions) of Mississippi Code to revise the criteria for exemption from registration and reporting requirements for charitable organizations.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

SB 2474

Amends Title 45 (Public Safety & Good Order) of Mississippi Code to create a new Section 45-49-1 to be known as the "Mississippi Companion Animal Abuser Registration Act".

DIED IN COMMITTEE

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