PIJAC

2021 Legislative Overview - Minnesota

25 pet industry-related issues were proposed during the 1st year of the 2021-22 legislative session, 13 of which were designated as priority by PIJAC.

Final Disposition of Priority ISSUES:

 

2021 SESSION (ADJOURNED ON 5/14/2021)

 

BILL #

SUMMARY

FINAL DISPOSITION

HB 208/SB 73

Amends Chapter 347 (Dogs and Cats) of Minnesota Statutes by adding a new Section 347.67 to: 1) Establish, provide duties and appropriate money for the Companion Animal Board; and 2) Establish a companion animal license plate.

CARRIED OVER TO 2022 LEGISLATIVE SESSION

HB 387/SB 1394

Amends Chapter 97A (Game & Fish), Section 475 (Licenses & Permits) and Chapter 97C (Fishing), Section 605 (Turtles) of Minnesota Statutes to prohibit the retail sale of turtles taken from the wild.

CARRIED OVER TO 2022 LEGISLATIVE SESSION

HB 858/SB 370

Amends Chapter 325F (Consumer Protection; Products & Sales) of Minnesota Statutes by adding a new Section 325F.7915 (Sale of Dogs and Cats Prohibited) to prohibit the sale of dogs and cats by retail pet shops.

CARRIED OVER TO 2022 LEGISLATIVE SESSION

HB 1137/SB 1162

Amends Chapter 35 (Animal Health), Section 35.02 (Board of Animal Health) of MN Statutes by changing the composition of the MN Board of Animal Health.

CARRIED OVER TO 2022 LEGISLATIVE SESSION

HB 1187/SB 14

Amends Chapter 97C (Fishing), Section 515 (Imported Minnows) of Minnesota Statutes to modify current requirements for importing minnows into the State.

CARRIED OVER TO 2022 LEGISLATIVE SESSION

HB 1563/SB 1445

Omnibus natural resources legislation contains provision amending Chapter 97A (Game & Fish), Section 401 (Special Permits) of Minnesota Statutes by adding a new Subdivision 8 (Snakes, lizards, and salamanders) to require a permit to breed, propagate, and sell snakes, lizards, and salamanders.

CARRIED OVER TO 2022 LEGISLATIVE SESSION

ORD 2021001

Amends Chapter 8 (Animals) of Cloquet, MN City Code by adding a new Section 8.7 (Sale of Dogs and Cats by Retail Establishment) to create an administrative offense for the retail sale of cats or dogs by retail establishments.

ADOPTED

 

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