PIJAC

2019-2020 Legislative Overview - Colorado

18 pet industry-related bills and local ordinances were proposed during the 2019 and 2020 legislative sessions, 14 of which were designated as priority by PIJAC.

Final Disposition of Priority Legislation:

 

2020 SESSION (ADJOURNED ON 6/15/2020)

 

BILL/REG #

SUMMARY

FINAL DISPOSITION

HB 1084

The "Humane Pet Act" amends Title 35 (Agriculture), Article 80 (Pet Animal Care & Facilities Act) of Colorado Revised Statutes by adding a new Section 108.5 (Dog Breeders and cat breeders - prohibited sales and purchases of dogs or cats) to: 1) Prohibit the sale of dogs and cats by pet stores; and 2) Establish standards for the care and treatment of dogs and cats by dog and cat breeders.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

SB 125

The "Traveling Exotic Animal Safety Protection Act" amends Title 33 (Parks & Wildlife), Article 1 (Wildlife-General Provisions) of Colorado Revised Statutes to prohibit the use of exotic animals in traveling performances.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

SB 142

Amends Title 35 (Agriculture), Article 80 (Pet Animal Care Facilities Act) of Colorado Revised Statutes to further provide for pet animal facility licensing and fee requirements.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

SB 164

The "Colorado Socially Conscious Sheltering Act" amends Title 35 (Agriculture), Article 80 (Pet Animal Care & Facilities Act) of Colorado Revised Statutes by adding a new Section 35-80-106.6 to specify the standard of care that each animal shelter and pet animal rescue is required to provide each dog and cat held in its custody.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

ORD 2020001

Ordinance amends Chapter 7 (Health, Sanitation & Animals) of Fairplay, CO Municipal Code by adding a new Article IX to prohibit the retail sale of dogs and cats in the Town.

ADOPTED

ORD 202002

Ordinance No. 2020-06 amends Chapter 2 (Animals) of Silverthorne, CO Town Code by adding a new Article XIV (Puppy Mills) to prohibit the retail sale of dog or cats by pet stores.

ADOPTED

 

2019 SESSION (ADJOURNED ON 5/3/2019)

 

BILL/ORD #

SUMMARY

FINAL DISPOSITION

HB 1092

Amends Title 18 (Criminal Code), Article 9 (Offenses Against Public Peace, Order and Decency), Sections 202 (Cruelty to Animals), 918.5 (Sentencing-Animal Cruelty) of Colorado Revised Statutes to prohibit persons convicted of misdemeanor or felony animal cruelty from owning an animal of any kind for a certain period of time.

ENACTED

SB 158

Amends Title 35 (Agriculture), Article 80 (Pet Animal Care & Facilities Act) of Colorado Revised Statutes to implement certain Department of Regulatory Agencies recommendations and to continue the Pet Animal Care & Facilities Act for 7 years.

ENACTED

REG 2019-001

Proposed rulemaking amends Chapter 8, Section 1202-15 (Rules and Regulations Pertaining to the Administration and Enforcement of the Pet Animal Care & Facilities Act) to include: 1) adding new definitions; 2) revising fees for all license categories; 3) addition of small mammal and reptile enclosure requirements; 4) updating reporting and recordkeeping requirements; 5) changing pet animal sterilization requirements; and 6) addition of disciplinary actions related to violations of local, state or federal laws involving animal theft, importation, capture, or cruelty.

ADOPTED

ORD 2019001

Ordinance No. 1267 amends Chapter 18 (Animals) of Berthoud, CO Municipal Code by adding a new Section 18.9 (Sale of Animals From Inhumane Commercial Breeding Facilities) to restrict the retail sale of dogs and cats in the city.

ADOPTED

ORD 2019002

Council Ordinance No. 25 amends Title 6 (Police Regulations), Chapter 3 (General Offenses) of Breckenridge, CO Town Code by adding a new Section 3H to prohibit the retail sale of dogs and cats by pet shops in the town.

ADOPTED

ORD 2019003

Proposed ordinance would amend Chapter 6 (Business License & Regulations) of Dillon, CO Municipal Code by adding a new Article XII (Sale of Animals from Inhumane Breeding Facilities) to prohibit the retail sale of dogs and cats by pet stores in the city.

ADOPTED

ORD 2019004

Ordinance No. 19-23 amends Chapter 79 (Dogs and Other Animals), Section 79-17 (Pet Shops) of Frisco, CO Code of Ordinances to prohibit the sale or disposition of a dog or cat from a pet shop.

ADOPTED

ORD 2019005

Ordinance No. 28 amends Title 8 (Animals) of Eagle, CO Municipal Code by adding a new Chapter 8.13 (Pet Shops) to restrict the retail sale of dogs and cats by pet shops.

ADOPTED

 

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