PIJAC

2021 Legislative Overview - Maine

9 pet industry-related issues were proposed during the 1st year of the 2021-22 legislative session, 5 of which were designated as priority by PIJAC.

Final Disposition of Priority ISSUES:

 

2021 SESSION (ADJOURNED ON 3/30/2021)

 

BILL #

SUMMARY

FINAL DISPOSITION

HB 54

(LD 88) Amends Title 12 (Conservation), Part 13 (Inland Fisheries & Wildlife), Chapter 901 (Definitions) and Subpart 15 (Wildlife Importation and Possession Permits and Requirements), Section 12152 (Permit to possess wildlife in captivity) of ME Revised Statutes to define "species of special concern" and to reduce to one the number of public hearings required to make a change to the endangered species list or the threatened species list.

ENACTED

HB 69

(LD 103) Amends Title 7 (Agriculture & Animals), Part 9 (Animal Welfare), Chapter 717 (Animal Welfare Act) of Maine Revised Statutes to: 1) Revise certain definitions; 2) Change the makeup of the Animal Welfare Advisory Council; and 3) amend existing rabies vaccination requirements.

ENACTED

HB 406

(LD 561) An Act to improve standards for animal rescue entities.

FAILED IN COMMITTEE

SB 88

(LD 199) Amends Title 12 (Conservation), Part 13 (Inland Fisheries & Wildlife), Subpart 4 (Fish & Wildlife), Chapter 915 (Hunting: Seasons, Requirements and Restrictions), Subchapter 15 (Wildlife Importation and Possession Permits and Requirements) of Maine Revised Statutes concerning restrictions on possession of reptiles or amphibians from the wild for export, sale or commercial purposes.

ENACTED

SB 169

(LD 381) Amends Title 7 (Agriculture & Animals), Chapter 731 (Mistreatment of animals), Section 3972 (Unlawful use of animals) of Maine Revised Statutes to change the age at which a rabbit may be sold, displayed, raffled, given away or offered for sale to the public.

FAILED IN COMMITTEE

 

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