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HB 849: Pet Protection

GENERAL BILL by Fernandez-Barquin ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Casello

Pet Protection; Requires licensure of pet stores; requires DBPR to adopt procedures for such licensure; regulates sale or transfer of household pets by pet stores; limits sources from which pet stores may acquire pets for sale; requires DBPR to conduct periodic inspections of pet stores & audit sales records; revises importation, sterilization, & reporting requirements of certain public or private entities.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 3/14/2022 House - Died in Regulatory Reform Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    12/3/2021 House • Filed
    12/16/2021 House • Referred to Regulatory Reform Subcommittee
    • Referred to State Administration & Technology Appropriations Subcommittee
    • Referred to Commerce Committee
    • Now in Regulatory Reform Subcommittee
    1/11/2022 House • 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
    3/12/2022 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
    3/14/2022 House • Died in Regulatory Reform Subcommittee

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  • HB 849, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 12/3/2021 at 4:52 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (2)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 994 (c1) Pet Protection Diaz Similar Last Action: 3/14/2022 S Died in Community Affairs
    S 996 (c1) Fees/Pet Store License Diaz Compare Last Action: 3/14/2022 S Died in Community Affairs

    Citations - Statutes (13)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    468.901 Page 4 (pdf)
    468.903 Page 4 (pdf)
    468.905 Page 5 (pdf)
    468.907 Page 6 (pdf)
    468.909 Page 12 (pdf)
    468.911 Page 13 (pdf)
    468.913 Page 14 (pdf)
    468.915 Page 14 (pdf)
    468.917 Page 15 (pdf)
    468.919 Page 15 (pdf)
    468.921 Page 15 (pdf)
    474.203 Exemptions. Page 23 (pdf)
    823.15 Public or private animal agencies; sterilization required for dogs and cats released; recordkeeping requirements; microchipping. Page 16 (pdf)

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