PIJAC

2018 Legislative Session Overview - Washington

The Washington Legislature adjourned its 2017-18 legislative session on March 8, 2018.

18 pet industry-related issues were introduced, 7 of which were considered priority by PIJAC.

Final Disposition of Priority Legislation

BILL #

SUMMARY

FINAL DISPOSITION

HB 1090

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.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

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.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

SB 5804

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

DIED IN COMMITTEE

SB 6623

Amends Title 16 (Animals & Livestock), Section 16.52 (Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) of the Revised Code of Washington by adding a new section restricting the sale of dogs and cats by pet stores.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

ORD 2017001

An Ordinance (No. 2017-16) 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

ORD 2017002

An ordinance amending Title 7 (Animals), Chapter 7.08 (Licenses & Licensing Requirements), Section 7.08.030 (Commercial Pet Facilities, Grooming Parlors and Animal Welfare Facilities) of Bremerton, WA Municipal Code to prohibit the retail sale of dogs and cats in the city.

ADOPTED

ORD 2018001

An ordinance amending Chapter 6 (Animals) of Poulsbo, Washington Municipal Code to restrict the retail sale of dogs and cats in the city.

ADOPTED

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