Senate Bill 56

Last Action 02/07/23: to Agriculture (S)
Title AN ACT relating to the sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits.
Bill Documents Introduced
Bill Request Number 1049
Sponsor D. Harper Angel
Summary of Original Version Create a new section of KRS Chapter 258 to define "animal shelter," "breeder," "broker," and "retail pet shop"; prohibit retail pet shops from selling dogs, cats, and rabbits; allow retail pet shops to collaborate with animal shelters to showcase dogs, cats, or rabbits; require retail pet shops to maintain records documenting the source of each dog, cat, or rabbit it sells for at least one year; prohibit the sale or transfer of ownership of a dog, cat, or rabbit in a publicly accessible space; amend KRS 258.990 to include a penalty for retail pet shop operators who violate this Act.
Index Headings of Original Version Dogs - Publicly accessible space, prohibited sales
Dogs - Retail pet shop, prohibited sales
Sales - Pets, publicly accessible space, prohibited sales
Sales - Pets, retail pet shops, prohibited sales
Animals, Livestock, and Poultry - Dogs, cats, and rabbits, prohibited sales
Charitable Organizations and Institutions - Animal shelters, partnership with retail pet shop


  • introduced in Senate
  • to Committee on Committees (S)
  • to Agriculture (S)

Last updated: 11/9/2023 3:03 PM (EST)