PIJAC

2019-2020 Legislative Overview - Washington

23 pet industry-related issues were proposed in the 2019-2020 legislative session, 15 of which were designated as priority by PIJAC.

Final Disposition of Priority ISSUES:

 

2019-2020 (ADJOURNED ON 3/12/2020)

 

BILL #

SUMMARY

FINAL DISPOSITION

HB 1026

Amends Title 16 (Animals & Livestock), Chapter 16.08 (Dogs) of the Revised Code of Washington by adding a new section prohibiting breed-based dog regulations.

ENACTED

HB 1205

Amends Title 70 (Public Health & Safety) of the Revised Code of Washington by adding a new chapter to prohibit the issuance of single-use plastic carryout bags by retail stores.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

HB 1476

Amends Title 63 (Personal Property), Chapter 63.10 (Consumer Leases) of the Revised Code of Washington by adding a new section to prohibit leasing contracts for dogs and cats.

ENACTED

HB 1640/

SB 5209

Amends Title 16 (Animals & Livestock), Chapter 16.52 (Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) of the Revised Code of Washington to restrict the sale of dogs and cats in retail pet stores.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

HB 2344/

SB 6221

Amends Title 16 (Animals & Livestock), Chapter 16.52 (Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) of the Revised Code of Washington by adding a new Section to provide that a retail pet store may not sell or offer for sale any dog or cat.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

HB 2824

Amends Title 16 (Animals & Livestock), Section 16.52 (Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) of the Revised Code of Washington to prohibit the participation of certain animals in traveling animal acts.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

SB 5204

Amends Title 16 (Animals & Livestock), Chapter 16.08 (Dogs) of the Revised Code of Washington by adding a new section prohibiting breed-based dog regulations.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

SB 5768

Amends Title 63 (Personal Property), Chapter 63.10 (Consumer Leases) of the Revised Code of Washington by adding a new section protecting consumers from unfair or deceptive business practices when acquiring a dog or cat through a lease or other contract.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

SB 6055

Amends Title 82 (Excise Taxes), Chapter 82.04 (Business & Occupation Tax), Section 299 (Workforce Education Investment Surcharges) of the Revised Code of Washington to exempt veterinary services from the business and occupation surcharge.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

ORD 2019001

Proposed ordinance amends Title 7 (Animals) of Kitsap County, WA Code by creating a new Chapter 7.09 (Retail Sales of Dogs and Cats) to restrict the retail sale of dogs and cats in the county.

ADOPTED

ORD 2019002

Ordinance No. 1418 amends Title 6 (Animals) of Gig Harbor, WA Municipal Code by adding a new Chapter 6.15 (Pet Shops) to restrict the retail sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in the city.

ADOPTED

ORD 2019003

Ordinance amending Title 7 (Animals), Section 7.16.080 (Operation Requirements) of Port Orchard, WA Municipal Code to prohibit the retail sale of dogs and cats by city pet shops.

ADOPTED

ORD 2020001

Amends Title 6 (Animals) of Olympia, WA Municipal Code by adding a new Chapter 6.01 (Retail Sale of Dogs and Cats) to prohibit the retail sale of dogs and cats in city pet stores.

ADOPTED

 

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