Here are some bills to keep a look out for. More News as it comes:


Senate 0014: Relating to Purchase of Dogs & Cats
S14      GENERAL BILL by Bullard
Purchase of Dogs & Cats [RPCC]; requires that any cat or dog offered for
sale be accompanied by animal-purchase disclosure; prohibits pet dealer
who is not breeder of animal from possessing dog or cat younger than
certain age; provides that proper veterinary care of animal returned due
to illness or disease may include euthanasia; provides for refund to
purchaser if pedigree documents are not received within specified
period, etc. Amends 828.29. EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/01/2007.
12/14/06 SENATE Filed
01/09/07 SENATE Referred to Agriculture; Regulated Industries; General
Government Appropriations

This is a consumer bill. It will introduce a new form that will have to be filled out. The question is will the Department of Agriculture be able or willing to police this.

Two interesting articles regarding this bill
from the National Animal Interest Alliance

S1180    GENERAL BILL by Rich  (Similar H 0317)
Animal Cruelty Offense; requires sentence of incarceration & community
service for conviction of specified offense of animal cruelty. Amends
828.12.  EFFECTIVE DATE: 10/01/2007.
02/07/07 SENATE Filed

Here’s the text of SB 1180 (companion bill to HB 317)
Plain text is existing law – underlined text is proposed revision:


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