Amends the Animal Welfare Act. Provides that a pet shop operator may offer for sale a dog or cat only if the dog or cat is obtained from an animal control facility or animal shelter. Provides that an animal control facility or animal shelter that supplies dogs or cats to pet shop operators to be offered for sale shall not be a dog breeder or a cat breeder or obtain dogs or cats from a dog breeder, a cat breeder, a person who resells dogs or cats from a breeder, or a person who sells dogs or cats at auction in exchange for payment or compensation. Defines the term "offer for sale" and modifies the definitions of "pet shop operator" and "animal shelter". Effective 180 days after becoming law.
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Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Assignments
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Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Melinda Bush
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Commerce and Economic Development
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Cristina Castro
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
Postponed - Commerce and Economic Development
Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes
Assigned to Commerce and Economic Development
Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. John F. Curran
Filed with Secretary by Sen. Cristina Castro
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