PIJAC

2019-2020 Legislative Overview - Alabama

20 pet industry-related bills and local ordinances were proposed during the 2019 and 2020 legislative sessions, 10 of which were designated as priority by PIJAC.

Final Disposition of Priority Legislation:

 

2020 SESSION (ADJOURNED ON 5/18/2020)

 

BILL/REG #

SUMMARY

FINAL DISPOSITION

HB 417

Amends Title 40 (Revenue & Taxation), Chapter 23 (Sales & Use Taxes), Section 4 (Exemptions) to exempt prepared dog food, purchased by a dog vendor whose primary business is to resell dogs, from the sales and use tax.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

SB 196

The "Working Animal Protection and Animal Enterprise Freedom Act" would provide for the regulation of animal enterprises by the Department of Agriculture & Industries by providing: 1) State preemption over local ordinances regulating animal enterprises; 2) A reporting and investigation process for alleged violations of animal cruelty by an animal enterprise; and 3) Criminal penalties for submitting a frivolous complaint against an animal enterprise.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

 

2019 SESSION (ADJOURNED ON 5/31/2019)

 

BILL/ORD #

SUMMARY

FINAL DISPOSITION

SB 183

An Act to amend the Code of Alabama to: 1) Impose certain restrictions on the sale, delivery, giving away, or transferring of dogs from a pet store to another person or entity; and 2) Provide for a pet store licensing requirement by the Department of Agriculture & Industries.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

ORD 2019001

A proposed ordinance to amend Chapter 10 (Animals & Fowl) of Athens, AL City Code by adding a new Section 10-79 (Sale of Dogs and Cats by Pet Shops and Pet Supply Stores) to restrict the retail sale of dogs and cats in city pet stores.

ADOPTED

ORD 2019002

Ordinance No. 1102 amends Guntersville, AL Municipal Code by adding a new section restricting the retail sale of dogs and cats by pet shops.

ADOPTED

ORD 2019003

Ordinance No. 19-O-11 amends Chapter 4 (Animals) of Anniston, AL City Code by adding a new Section 4.26 (Sale of Animals in Pet Shops) to restrict the retail sale of dogs and cats in city pet shops.

ADOPTED

ORD 2019004

Ordinance No. A19-0931 amends Chapter 4 (Animals & Fowls) of Tuscaloosa, AL City Code by adding a new Article V (Restrictions on the sale of dogs and cats) to restrict the retail sale of dogs and cats by pet shops in the city.

ADOPTED

ORD 2019005

Ordinance No. 1634-19 amends the Albertville, AL Code of Ordinances to restrict the retail sale of dogs and cats by pet shops in the city.

ADOPTED

ORD 2019006

Ordinance No. 2019-1141 amends Boaz, AL City Code by adding a new section to restrict the retail sale of dogs and cats in city pet shops.

ADOPTED

ORD 2019007

Ordinance No. 2019-16 amends Jasper, AL City Code by adding a new section to restrict the retail sale of dogs and cats in city pet shops.

ADOPTED

 

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