WV SB447 | 2009 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Introduced on March 4 2009 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2009-03-04 - To Agriculture
Pending: Senate Agriculture Committee


The purpose of this bill is to define a commercial dog breeder as any person who maintains twenty or more adult dogs for the purpose of the sale of their offspring as companion animals. The bill requires a commercial dog breeder to obtain a valid business license. The bill provides limitations for how many dogs a commercial dog breeder can maintain; when a commercial dog breeder may breed female dogs; how a commercial dog breeder may dispose of dogs; requires them to maintain records of animal sales, purchases, breeding history and veterinary care. The bill further provides that the Commissioner of Agriculture, any consulting veterinarians or any animal control officer may inspect the facilities of a commercial dog breeder. The bill also provides that any violation of this section is a misdemeanor subject to a fine of not more than $2,500 or a jail term of not more than one year or both.

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Relating to commercial dog breeding operations



2009-03-04 To Agriculture
2009-03-04 To Agriculture then Judiciary
2009-03-04 Introduced in Senate
2009-03-04 To Agriculture then Judiciary
2009-03-04 Filed for introduction

Same As/Similar To

HB2843 (Same As) 2009-03-19 - To House Judiciary


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