MD SB103 | 2021 | Regular Session

Note: Carry Over of previous SB625


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Passed on May 30 2021 - 100% progression
Action: 2021-05-30 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 448
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [PDF]


Altering the definition of "retail pet store" to include a broker that transfers dogs or cats for resale by another person for purposes of certain provisions of law regulating retail pet stores; clarifying a certain prohibition on the sale of cats or dogs by retail pet stores; establishing the Task Force to Study Canine Breeding Facilities and Sourcing Standards to examine canine breeding practices and make recommendations by December 1, 2021, for any legislative actions needed to create standards for persons selling dogs in the State; etc.

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Domestic Animals - Retail Pet Stores and the Task Force to Study Canine Breeding Facilities and Sourcing Standards


Roll Calls

2021-04-08 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 43 N: 4 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-04-08 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 106 N: 31 NV: 1 Abs: 3) [PASS]
2021-02-19 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 45 N: 2 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-02-16 - Senate - Floor Amendment 213524/1 (Senator Hough) Rejected (Y: 13 N: 33 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [FAIL]


2021-05-30SenateEnacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 448
2021-04-08SenatePassed Enrolled
2021-04-08SenateThird Reading Passed (43-4)
2021-04-08SenateSenate Concurs House Amendments
2021-04-08HouseThird Reading Passed (106-31)
2021-04-06HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2021-04-06HouseFavorable with Amendments {883894/1 Adopted
2021-04-06HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Economic Matters
2021-04-05HouseHearing 4/05 at 5:00 p.m.
2021-03-16HouseHearing 3/23 at 1:30 p.m.
2021-02-19HouseReferred Economic Matters
2021-02-19SenateThird Reading Passed (45-2)
2021-02-16SenateSecond Reading Passed
2021-02-16SenateFloor Amendment {213524/1 (Senator Hough) Rejected (13-33)
2021-02-10SenateMotion Laid Over (Senator Hough) Adopted
2021-02-10SenateFloor Amendment {213524/1 (Senator Hough)
2021-02-10SenateFavorable Adopted
2021-02-05SenateMotion Special Order until 2/9 (Senator Simonaire) Adopted
2021-02-05SenateFavorable Report by Finance
2020-12-23SenateHearing 1/21 at 1:00 p.m.
2021-01-13SenateFirst Reading Finance

Same As/Similar To

SB625 (Carry Over) 2020-03-18 - Favorable Adopted Second Reading Passed


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Chapter of the Acts2018(n/a)See Bill Text
Business Regulation19701(n/a)See Bill Text
Business Regulation19703(n/a)See Bill Text

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