PIJAC

2021 Legislative Overview - Connecticut

23 pet industry-related issues were proposed during the 2021 legislative session, 9 of which were designated as priority by PIJAC.

Final Disposition of Priority ISSUES:

 

2021 SESSION (ADJOURNED ON 6/9/2021)

 

BILL #

SUMMARY

FINAL DISPOSITION

HB 5809

An Act amending CT General Statutes to establish a task force to study companion animal welfare and examine laws of other states concerning such animals.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

HB 5825

An Act amending CT General Statutes to prohibit those who are found guilty of animal cruelty from ever again possessing an animal as a pet or for any other purpose.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

HB 5974

Amends Title 22 (Agriculture, Domestic Animals), Chapter 435 (Dog and Other Companion Animals, Kennels and Pet Shops), Section 344b (Pet shop required to have dogs and cats examined by veterinarian. Replacement or refund. Statement of customer rights, Penalty) of CT General Statutes to clarify that a municipality may enact or enforce an ordinance to place certain obligations or restrictions on pet shops.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

HB 6504

Amends Title 22 (Agriculture; Domestic Animals), Chapter 435 (Dogs and Other Companion Animals; Kennels and Pet Shops), Sections 327 (Definitions), 331 (Municipal Animal Control Officers) and 331a (Regional Animal Control Officers) of CT General Statutes to: 1) Amend the definition of "animal"; and 2) to further provide for animal control and animal pound facility standards.

ENACTED

HB 6542

Amends Title 22 (Agriculture, Domestic Animals), Chapter 435 (Dogs and Other Companion Animals, Kennels and Pet Shops), Sec. 22-344b (Pet shop required to have dogs and cats examined by veterinarian. Replacement or refund. Statement of customer rights. Penalty) of CT General Statutes to clarify that a municipality may enact or enforce an ordinance to place certain obligations or restrictions on pet shops.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

SB 458

An Act to amend CT General Statutes to establish a required license for companion animal breeders and to establish a fee on a per-animal basis for such breeders that is used by the Department of Agriculture for spaying and neutering programs.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

SB 521/SB 923

An Act amending CT General Statutes to require the Connecticut Sentencing Commission to review the animal cruelty laws in this state and other states and make recommendations, if any, to the legislature for changes to state laws.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

REG 2020-001

Proposed Department of Agriculture rulemaking would adopt new regulations to provide standards for commercial kennel facilities, pet shops, grooming facilities, training facilities, animal importers and animal shelters.

ADOPTED

 

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