PIJAC

2019-2020 Legislative Overview - Pennsylvania

38 pet industry-related issues were proposed in the 2019-2020 legislative session, 19 of which were designated as priority by PIJAC.

Final Disposition of Priority ISSUES:

 

2019-2020 SESSION ADJOURNED ON 11/30/20

 

BILL #

SUMMARY

FINAL DISPOSITION

HB 62

Amends Title 42 (Judiciary & Judicial Procedure) of PA Consolidated Statutes by adding a new Section 9778 to provide for a statewide Animal Abuser Registry.

DIED IN COMMITTEE ON ADJOURNMENT

HB 337

Amends Titles 18 (Crimes & Offenses) and 42 (Judiciary & Judicial Procedure) of PA Consolidated Statutes to provide for the offense of failure to comply with animal abuse registration requirements.

DIED IN COMMITTEE ON ADJOURNMENT

HB 368

Amends Title 3 (Agriculture), Chapter 8 (Dogs, Dog Law), Section 459-102 (Definitions) of Pennsylvania Statutes to amend the definition of "boarding kennel".

DIED IN COMMITTEE ON ADJOURNMENT

HB 1345

Amends Title 3 (Agriculture), Chapter 8 (Dog Law) of Pennsylvania Statutes by adding a new Section 604 (Contracts for sale of dogs and cats) to prohibit the practice of pet leasing.

DIED IN COMMITTEE ON ADJOURNMENT

HB 1968

Amends Title 18 (Crimes & Offenses), Chapter 55 (Riot, Disorderly Conduct and Related Offenses), Subchapter B. (Cruelty to Animals), Section 5555 (Prohibition of Ownership) of PA Consolidated Statutes to further provide for the prohibition of pet ownership for persons convicted of animal cruelty violations.

DIED IN COMMITTEE ON ADJOURNMENT

HB 2036

Amends Title 3 (Agriculture), Chapter 8 (Dogs: Dog Law), Section 459-207 (Requirements for Kennels) of PA Statutes to provide for additional primary enclosure and temperature requirements for certain dog kennels.

DIED IN COMMITTEE ON ADJOURNMENT

HB 2238

An Act to amend Section 459-207 (Requirements for Kennels) of the PA Dog Law by adding a new subsection to further provide for the display of breeder information by pet shop-kennels.

DIED IN COMMITTEE ON ADJOURNMENT

HB 2347

Amends Title 34 (Game), Subchapter D (Permits Relating to Wildlife), Section 2961 (Definitions) of PA Consolidated Statutes to amend the definition of "exotic wildlife).

DIED IN COMMITTEE ON ADJOURNMENT

HB 2388

Amends PA Administrative Code by adding a new Article 1-A (Emergency COVID-19 Provisions), to provide emergency waiver extensions to certain businesses (to include animal grooming services) during the COVID-19 pandemic.

VETOED BY GOVERNOR

HB 2436

Amends PA Administrative Code by adding a new Article 1-A (Emergency COVID-19 Provisions), Section 101-A (Extension of Waiver Provisions) to allow animal grooming services to reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic.

DIED ON HOUSE CALENDAR ON ADJOURNMENT 

HB 2450

Amends Title 34 (Game), Sections 2961 (Definitions) and 2963 (Exotic Wildlife Possession Permits) of PA Consolidated Statutes by: 1) Redefining "exotic wildlife" and "exotic wildlife dealer"; and 2) Discontinuing the issuance of Exotic Wildlife Possession Permits.

DIED IN COMMITTEE ON ADJOURNMENT

SB 44

"Victoria's Law" amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), Chapter 55 (Riot, Disorderly Conduct & Related Offenses) of Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes by adding a new Subchapter C (Transfer and Sale of Animals) to restrict the retail sale of dogs, cats and rabbits by pet shop-kennels.

DIED IN COMMITTEE ON ADJOURNMENT

SB 213

Amends Title 44 (Law and Justice) of Pennsylvania Statutes by adding a new Chapter 25 to establish an Animal Abuse Registry.

DIED IN COMMITTEE ON ADJOURNMENT

SB 302

Amends Section 9.3 (Dog Purchaser Protection) of the PA Unfair Trade Practices & Consumer Protection Law by changing the "unfit for purchase" and consumer recourse provisions in the warranty law.

DIED IN COMMITTEE ON ADJOURNMENT

SB 455

Amends Section 204 (Exclusions from Tax) of the PA Tax Reform Code to exempt certain products and services for guide dogs, hearing dogs and service dogs from the state's sales and use tax.

DIED IN COMMITTEE ON ADJOURNMENT

SB 928

Amends Title 18 (Crimes & Offenses) of PA Consolidated Statutes by adding a new Section 5511.4 (Use of live animals in traveling exhibitions) to provide for the new offense of use of live animals in traveling exhibitions.

DIED IN COMMITTEE ON ADJOURNMENT

SB 1267

The "Dog Law and Puppy Lemon Law Commission Act" would establish the Dog Law and Puppy Lemon Law Commission which shall develop a comprehensive, evidence-based, strategic plan, through an inter-disciplinary collaboration between veterinarians, physicians, State agencies and legislators, to promote the health and well-being of residents, companion animals and the environment.

DIED IN COMMITTEE ON ADJOURNMENT

SB 1333

An Act establishing the "Pennsylvania Good Canine Care Program Act" within the PA Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement to provide for the registration of dog sellers.

DIED IN COMMITTEE ON ADJOURNMENT

ORD 2019001

Ordinance No. 19-08 amends the Bellevue, PA Borough Code of Ordinances to restrict the retail sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in the Borough.

ADOPTED

 

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