House Bill 294

Last Action 02/14/23: to Committee on Committees (H)
Title AN ACT relating to the sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits.
Bill Documents Introduced
Bill Request Number 1133
Sponsors C. Stevenson, G. Brown Jr.
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 House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)

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