IN SB0185 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 5-2)
Status: Engrossed on January 29 2020 - 50% progression
Action: 2020-02-10 - First reading: referred to Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development
Pending: House Agriculture and Rural Development Committee
Hearing: Feb 25 @ 10:30 am in Room 156-B
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Sale of companion animals. Prohibits the sale of a companion animal unless the companion animal: (1) is at least eight weeks of age; and (2) has received appropriate vaccinations. Makes a violation a Class C infraction for every animal unlawfully sold, and increases the penalty to a Class B infraction if the person has a prior judgment for an unlawful sale. Defines "unfit for sale" and provides remedies for a person who purchases a companion animal that was unfit for sale or that was the subject of misrepresentations concerning the animal's age or medical history.

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Sale of companion animals.


Roll Calls

2020-01-28 - Senate - Senate - Third reading (Y: 43 N: 7 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-01-16 - Senate - Senate - Committee Vote (Y: 9 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2020-02-10HouseFirst reading: referred to Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development
2020-01-29SenateReferred to the House
2020-01-28SenateCosponsors: Representatives Lehe and Klinker
2020-01-28SenateHouse sponsor: Representative Negele
2020-01-28SenateThird reading: passed; Roll Call 72: yeas 43, nays 7
2020-01-27SenateAmendment #2 (Alting) prevailed; voice vote
2020-01-27SenateSecond reading: amended, ordered engrossed
2020-01-23SenateSenator Stoops added as coauthor
2020-01-23SenateSenator Doriot added as third author
2020-01-23SenateSenator Bohacek added as second author
2020-01-21SenateCommittee report: do pass, adopted
2020-01-13SenateFirst reading: referred to Committee on Agriculture
2020-01-13SenateAuthored by Senator Alting

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