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House Bill 1277


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House Bill 1277

ARCHIVE (2001)

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DIGEST OF HB1277 (Updated March 6, 2001 11:12 AM - DI 84)

Regulation of pet stores. Establishes the regulation of pet stores. Defines "pet store". Prohibits a person from operating a pet store unless the person has been issued a license to operate a pet store. Authorizes the Indiana state board of animal health to administer and enforce this law. Allows the board to investigate pet stores for compliance with this law. States that a pet store operator must do the following: (1) Maintain sanitary conditions of the premises. (2) Insure proper ventilation. (3) Provide adequate nutrition for all animals under the pet store operator's control. (4) Provide humane care and treatment of all animals under the pet store operator's control. (5) Take reasonable care to prevent disease in animals that are released for sale, trade, or adoption. (6) Establish a relationship with a veterinarian to provide routine veterinary care and advice concerning the animals under the control of the pet store operator. Makes a license issued under this law valid for two years unless revoked. States the terms for renewal of a license. Authorizes the board to use various enforcement measures to administer this law.
Current Status:
 In Committee - 2nd House
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