Bill Status of HB5448 101st General Assembly
Short Description: HIGH VOLUME DOG BREEDER
Rep. Anne Stava-Murray
| 1/13/2021||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Animal Welfare Act. Provides that high volume breeders shall comply with specified requirements for each dog that is kept, housed, and maintained by the breeder, including enclosure size and standards, food and water standards, medical care standards, and exercise and enrichment standards. Requires the Department of Agriculture to adopt rules that require high volume breeders to keep and maintain a record of veterinary care for each dog kept, housed, and maintained by the high volume breeder. Requires a dog broker or pet shop operator that seeks to purchase a dog from a high volume breeder, or an out-of-state dog breeder that would be a high volume breeder if located in this State, to request the breeder to sign a specified document stating that the breeder is in compliance with the standards applicable to high volume breeders. Defines terms. Makes other changes.