PIJAC

2021 Legislative Overview - West Virginia

12 pet industry-related issues were proposed during the 2021 legislative session, 4 of which were designated as priority by PIJAC.

Final Disposition of Priority ISSUES:

 

2021 SESSION (ADJOURNED ON 4/10/2021)

 

BILL #

SUMMARY

FINAL DISPOSITION

HB 2095

Amends Chapter 7 (County Commissions & Officers), Article 10 (Humane Officers) and Chapter 19 (Agriculture), Article 20 (Dogs and Cats) of the Code of West Virginia by adding new sections to provide: 1) standards and inspection requirements for animal shelters; 2) commercial dog breeder written disclosure requirements; and 3) purchaser remedies for sale of unfit for sale dogs from commercial breeders.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

HB 2561

Amends Article 8 (Crimes Against Chastity, Morality and Decency), Section 61-8-19 (Cruelty to Animals; Penalties) of the Code of West Virginia to further provide for definitions and penalties for the offense of cruelty to animals.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

HB 2633/SB 357

The 2021 WV Farm Bill amends Chapter 19 (Agriculture), Article 14 (WV Commercial Feed Law) of West Virginia Code to provide registration requirements for pet food and specialty pet food.

ENACTED

 

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