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CS/SB 994: Pet Protection

GENERAL BILL by Regulated Industries ; Diaz ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Powell

Pet Protection; Creating the "Florida Pet Protection Act"; requiring the licensure of retail pet stores; limiting the sources from which retail pet stores may acquire household pets for specified purposes; requiring the Department of Business and Professional Regulation to conduct periodic inspections of retail pet stores and to audit sales records; requiring the department to deny a retail pet store license under certain circumstances; prohibiting county and municipal ordinances and regulations from prohibiting or regulating the breeding, purchase, or sale of certain working dogs, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 3/14/2022 Senate - Died in Community Affairs
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Regulated Industries (RI)
  2. Community Affairs (CA)
  3. Appropriations (AP)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
11/18/2021 Senate • Filed
12/13/2021 Senate • Referred to Regulated Industries; Community Affairs; Appropriations -SJ 67
1/6/2022 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Regulated Industries, 01/11/22, 4:00 pm, 412 Knott Building
1/11/2022 Senate • Introduced -SJ 66
• CS by Regulated Industries; YEAS 5 NAYS 2 -SJ 115
1/13/2022 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Now in Community Affairs
1/18/2022 Senate • CS by Regulated Industries read 1st time -SJ 174
3/12/2022 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
3/14/2022 Senate • Died in Community Affairs