2017-2018 Regular Session - HB 144
Animal protection; regulate retail sale of dogs and cats; provisions
First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 1 of Chapter 11 of Title 4 of the O.C.G.A., relating to general provisions relative to animal protection, so as to regulate the retail sale of dogs and cats in this state; to provide for definitions; to provide that dogs and cats transported into this state for sale or offered for sale in this state shall be protected against certain diseases and parasites; to provide for examinations and certifications by veterinarians; to provide for certain rights of purchasers of dogs and cats; to provide for notices and representations to purchasers; to provide for the quarantine of dogs and cats suspected of carrying disease; to restrict certain local regulation; to require regulatory consistency; to provide for a short title; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Feb/01/2017 - House Committee Favorably Reported
Jan/30/2017 - House Second Readers
Jan/26/2017 - House First Readers
Jan/25/2017 - House Hopper