PIJAC

2021 Legislative Overview - North Carolina

15 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 12/30/21

2022 SESSION CONVENES ON 5/18/22

 

 

BILL #

SUMMARY

FINAL DISPOSITION

HB 849

Amends Chapter 19A (Protection of Animals) of NC General Statutes by adding a new Article 7 (Miscellaneous Provisions) to establish a prohibition on certain leases, offers to lease, sales, and offers to sell cats and dogs.

CARRIED OVER TO 2022 SESSION

SB 451

Amends Chapter 130A (Public Health), Article 9 (Solid Waste Management), Sections 309.122 (Certain Plastic Bags Banned) and 309.125 (Applicability) of NC General Statutes to expand the current ban on certain plastic bags by retailers.

CARRIED OVER TO 2022 SESSION

SB 613

The "North Carolina Animal Abuser Registry Act" amends Chapter 14 (Criminal Law) of NC General Statutes by adding a new Article 47A (Animal Abuser Registry) to create the North Carolina Animal Abuser Registry and to prohibit a person convicted of repeat animal cruelty violations from owning an animal for a certain period of time.

CARRIED OVER TO 2022 SESSION

REG 2021-001

Proposed rulemaking amends and readopts Title 02 (Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services), Chapter 52 (Veterinary Division), Subchapter 52J (Animal Welfare Section) of NC Statutes by: 1) Adding a new Section 52J.0105 (Licenses & Registration) to provide that all operators of an animal shelter, pet shop, public auction, dealers, and boarding kennels must have a valid license/registration; 2) Further amending current sections regarding recordkeeping requirements and standards for primary enclosures, facilities, sanitation, veterinary care, transportation, and euthanasia.

CARRIED OVER TO 2022 SESSION

ORD 2021001

Proposed ordinance would amend Part 12 (Licensing & Regulation), Chapter 3 (Animals), Article A (General Provisions), Sec. 12-3004 (Definitions) and would add a new Article F (Wild or Exotic Animals), Sec. 12-3076 (Possession or Harboring of Wild or Exotic Animals Prohibited) to the City Code of Raleigh, NC to prohibit the harboring or possession of wild and dangerous animals within the City.

CARRIED OVER TO 2022 SESSION

 

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