The Mississippi Legislature adjourned its 2017 legislative session on March 29, 2017.
7 pet industry-related bills were introduced, 2 of which were considered priority by PIJAC.
Final Disposition of Priority Legislation:
Amends Title 49 (Conservation & Ecology), Chapter 8 (Importation, Sale and Possession of Inherently Dangerous Animals) of Mississippi Code to classify poisonous or venomous snakes as inherently dangerous to humans.
Amends Title 69 (Agriculture, Horticulture & Animals), Chapter 1 (Agriculture & Commerce Department), Section 13 (Duties of Commissioner) of Mississippi Code by creating a license requirement to operate as a pet dealer or to operate a kennel, stable or animal shelter.
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