PIJAC

2021 Legislative Overview - Wisconsin

9 pet industry-related issues were proposed during the 1st year of the 2021-22 legislative session, 7 of which were designated as priority by PIJAC.

Final Disposition of Priority ISSUES:

 

2021 SESSION ADJOURNED ON 12/31/21

2022 SESSION CONVENES ON 1/18/22

 

BILL #

SUMMARY

FINAL DISPOSITION

AB 288/SB 307

An Act authorizing five (5) positions in the Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection to inspect dog breeding or dog dealing establishments.

CARRIED OVER TO 2022 SESSION

AB 368/SB 366

Amends Chapter 951 (Crimes Against Animals), Section 951.18 (Penalties) of Wisconsin Statutes to revise the penalty for animal abuse from a Class C forfeiture to a Class I felony.

CARRIED OVER TO 2022 SESSION

REG 2021-001

Proposed rulemaking amends Chapter ATCP 16 (Dog Sellers & Dog Facility Operators), Sections 16.08 (License Fees & Surcharges) and 16.12 (Inspecting Licensed Operations) of WI Administrative Code in order to implement the increase in license fees and reinspection fees for dog sellers and dog facility operators recommended by the ATCP 16 Advisory Committee.

CARRIED OVER TO 2022 SESSION

ORD #3-R-21

Ordinance #3-R-21 amends Chapter 3 (Animals) of Appleton, WI Municipal Code by adding a new Section 3-25 (Prohibition on large scale commercial dog or cat breeding) which would prohibit the retail sale of dogs or cats in city pet stores.

ADOPTED BY CITY COUNCIL

ORD #797

Ordinance No. 797 amends Chapter 10 (Animals) of Fort Atkinson, WI Municipal Code by adding a new Section 10-14 C. (Restrictions on the Sale of Animals) to prohibit the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits by retail pet stores.

ADOPTED BY CITY COUNCIL

 

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