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Raised Bill No. 5148

February Session, 2016

 

LCO No. 716

 

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Referred to Committee on ENVIRONMENT

 

Introduced by:

 

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AN ACT MAKING MINOR REVISIONS TO THE PROVISIONS OF THE GENERAL STATUTES REGARDING COMMERCIAL KENNEL SERVICES ADVERTISEMENTS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Subsection (a) of section 22-344 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) (1) No person shall maintain a commercial kennel or offer the services of a commercial kennel, as defined in section 22-327, until he or she has obtained from the commissioner a license to maintain [such] a commercial kennel under such regulations as the commissioner provides as to sanitation, disease and humane treatment of dogs or cats and the protection of the public safety. Upon written application and the payment of a fee of two hundred dollars, the commissioner shall issue such license to be effective until the ensuing December thirty-first provided the commissioner finds (A) that such regulations have been complied with, and (B) in the case of each initial application for such license, that the zoning enforcement official of the municipality wherein such kennel is to be maintained has certified that the kennel conforms to the municipal zoning regulations. Such license shall be renewed annually, not later than December thirty-first, in accordance with the provisions of this section, and may be transferred by the licensee to another premises upon approval of the commissioner.

(2) Any person who maintains a commercial kennel [and who advertises the services of such commercial kennel] or who offers the services of a commercial kennel, as defined in section 22-327, when advertising such commercial kennel or services shall cause the assigned license number, [for such commercial kennel,] as issued pursuant to [this section] subdivision (1) of this subsection, to clearly appear in [such] any form of advertisement for such commercial kennel or services. The commissioner may adopt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, to prescribe the requirements for the appearance of [the] such license number [of a commercial kennel] in any form of advertisement. Such regulation may include, but need not be limited to, the size, font and location of such license number for any given form of advertisement.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

from passage

22-344(a)

ENV

Joint Favorable