Senate Bill 224

Last Action 02/26/19: to Agriculture (S)
Title AN ACT relating to dog vendors and making an appropriation therefor.
Bill Documents Introduced
Fiscal Impact Statements Corrections Impact
Local Mandate
Bill Request Number 1280
Sponsor R. Webb
Summary of Original Version Create a new sections of KRS Chapter 258 to define terms including "animal control agency", "animal shelter", and "dog vendor"; require persons acting as a dog vendor to register with the Department of Agriculture and submit for inspection; specify necessary care and conditions for dogs kept by a dog vendor, and to require a dog vendor to maintain records on each dog; require the Department of Agriculture to maintain an online list of registered dog vendors; grant the Commissioner of Agriculture the ability to inspect or re-inspect the facilities of a dog vendor; allow the Commissioner of Agriculture to deny, suspend, or revoke a dog vendor's registration; require the Commissioner of Agriculture to promulgate regulations to administer this Act; prohibit a person from transporting a dog for sale without the proper health documentation; specify that no dog may be sold before reaching eight weeks of age; specify that any person who commits a prohibited act under this section is guilty of a Class B misdemeanor; amend KRS 258.117 to require the Animal Control Advisory Board to hear appeals from decisions made by the Commissioner of Agriculture; effective, January 1, 2020; APPROPRIATION.
Index Headings of Original Version Crimes and Punishments - Dog vendors, prohibited acts
Dogs - Dog vendors, regulation of
Effective Dates, Delayed - January 1, 2020
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Commissioner of Agriculture, regulation of dog vendors
Agriculture - Commissioner of Agriculture, regulation of dog vendors
Animals, Livestock, and Poultry - Dog vendors, regulation of
Appropriations - Fees and fines, dog vendors, deposit into Animal Control and Care Fund
Boards and Commissions - Animal Control Advisory Board, dog vendors, hearing appeals on actions by Agriculture Commissioner
Corrections Impact - Commissioner of AGriculture, regulation of dog vendors
Local Mandate - Commissioner of Agriculture, regulation of dog vendors


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  • to Agriculture (S)

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