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2013 House Bill 5095: Ban large puppy breeders
  1. Introduced by Rep. Michael McCready (R) on October 23, 2013, to prohibit commercial puppy breeding operations that have more than 50 female dogs over four months of age, and impose a number of other new regulations on animal breeders, shelters and pet shops. Among other new regulations shelters would have to hold an animal for at least one week and make efforts to identify the owner before euthanizing it, selling it, making it available for adoption, etc. However, for dogs without traceable evidence of ownership, the holding period would be four days, and for cats two days.
    • Referred to the House Regulatory Reform Committee on October 23, 2013.
      • Reported in the House on June 10, 2014, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
  2. Passed 83 to 27 in the House on December 4, 2014, to prohibit commercial puppy breeding operations that have more than 50 female dogs over four months of age, and impose a number of other new regulations on animal breeders, shelters and pet shops. Among other new regulations shelters would have to hold an animal for at least one week and make efforts to identify the owner before euthanizing it, selling it, making it available for adoption, etc. However, for dogs and cats without traceable evidence of ownership, the holding period would be four days.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on December 9, 2014.
    • Referred to the Senate Agriculture Committee on December 9, 2014.

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