PIJAC

2019-2020 Legislative Overview - North Carolina

10 pet industry-related issues were proposed in the 2019-2020 legislative session, 5 of which were designated as priority by PIJAC.

Final Disposition of Priority ISSUES:

 

2019-2020 SESSION (ADJOURNED ON 9/3/20)

 

BILL #

SUMMARY

FINAL DISPOSITION

HB 856

Amends Chapter 19A (Protection of Animals) of NC General Statutes by adding a new Article 7 (Miscellaneous Provisions) to prohibit the practice known as "pet leasing," where a customer enters into a contractual agreement requiring monthly payments in exchange for leasing a pet.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

SB 423

The "North Carolina Animal Abuser Registry Act" amends Chapter 14 (Criminal Law) of NC General Statutes by adding a new Article 47A (Animal Abuser Registry) to create the North Carolina Animal Abuser Registry and to prohibit a person convicted of repeat animal cruelty violations from owning an animal for a certain period of time.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

SB 433

Department of Natural & Cultural Resources Omnibus legislation amends Chapter 14 (Criminal Law), Article 55 (Regulation of Certain Reptiles) of NC General Statutes to further provide for the disposition of certain escaped venomous and constricting snakes.

ENACTED

(WITHOUT REPTILE PROVISIONS)

SB 497

The "North Carolina Animal Abuser Registry Act" amends Chapter 14 (Criminal Law) of NC General Statutes by adding a new Article 47A (Animal Abuser Registry) to create the North Carolina Animal Abuser Registry and to prohibit a person convicted of repeat animal cruelty violations from owning an animal for a certain period of time.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

ORD 2019-001

Ordinance No. O19-025 amends Chapter 10 (Animals), Article IV (Animal Control) of the Leland, NC Code of Ordinances to provide that it shall be unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation to keep, maintain, possess, or have under their control within the Town, any venomous reptile or any other wild or exotic animal.

FAILED

 

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