OLR Bill Analysis

HB 5799 (as amended by House "A")*

AN ACT REQUIRING PET BOARDING FACILITIES AND KENNELS TO DISPLAY THEIR LICENSE NUMBER ON ALL FORMS OF ADVERTISING.

SUMMARY:

This bill requires a person who maintains and advertises a commercial kennel to include his or her license number in any advertisement. (The bill does not specify the penalty for violating this requirement.) It authorizes the agriculture commissioner to adopt regulations, which may establish the size, font, and location of the license number in advertisements.

By law, a person cannot operate a commercial kennel without a license from the agriculture commissioner.

*House Amendment “A” changes the effective date from upon passage to October 1, 2013.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2013

COMMITTEE ACTION

Environment Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

28

Nay

0

(03/25/2013)