PIJAC

2021 Legislative Overview - Florida

22 pet industry-related issues were proposed during the 2021 legislative session, 6 of which were designated as priority by PIJAC.

Final Disposition of Priority ISSUES:

 

2021 SESSION (ADJOURNED ON 4/30/2021)

 

BILL #

SUMMARY

FINAL DISPOSITION

HB 45/SB 1138

Amends Title XLVI (Crimes), Chapter 828 (Animals: Cruelty; Sales; Animal Enterprise Protection) of Florida Statutes by creating a new Section 828.32 (Retail Sale of Domestic Dogs and Cats) to prohibit pet stores from selling or offering for sale domestic dogs & cats.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

HB 783

Amends Title XLVI (Crimes), Chapter 895 (Offenses Concerning Racketeering & Illegal Debts), Section 895.02 (Definitions) of Florida Statutes to include certain actions relating to the illegal sale, purchase, take, or possession of wild animal life, freshwater aquatic life, or marine life in the definition of "racketeering activity".

SUBSTITUTED BY SB 776

SB 776

Amends Title XLVI (Crimes), Chapter 895 (Offenses Concerning Racketeering & Illegal Debts), Section 895.02 (Definitions) of Florida Statutes to include certain actions relating to the illegal sale, purchase, take, or possession of wild animal life, freshwater aquatic life, or marine life in the definition of "racketeering activity".

ENACTED

REG 2020-002

Proposed rulemaking amends Division 68 (Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission-Departmental), Chapter 68-5 (Rules Relating to Non-Native Species) of FL Administrative Code to:  1) Add new species to the Prohibited species list; 2) Create new definitions; 3) Establish permitting criteria, provide biosecurity and caging requirements; and 4) Clarify the rules related to the Commission’s Exotic Pet Amnesty Program.

ADOPTED

ORD 2020007

Proposed ordinance (No. 20-71) amends Chapter 92 (Animals) of the Port St. Lucie, FL Code of Ordinances by adding new sections to 1) Restrict the retail sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in city pet shops; and 2) Provide for dog and cat breeder permits.

ADOPTED

 

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