OLR Bill Analysis

sHB 6352 (as amended by House "A")*

AN ACT CONCERNING BENEFICIAL END USES IN CONNECTICUT FOR DISCARDED TIRES AND REQUIRING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A TIRE HAULER LICENSE.

SUMMARY

This bill redefines a “commercial kennel” as a place maintained for boarding or grooming dogs or cats, including a veterinary hospital that boards or grooms dogs or cats for nonmedical purposes. Under current law, a commercial kennel is a “kennel” maintained for these purposes. By law, a kennel is a pack or collection of dogs bred for show, sport, or sale, and kept under one ownership at a single location.

The bill also requires anyone who either offers commercial kennel services or who maintains a commercial kennel to obtain a commercial kennel license from the Department of Agriculture and to include the assigned license number in any advertisement for the services or the kennel. Under current law, a person who maintains a licensed commercial kennel and advertises its services must include the license number in any advertisements.

By law, a commercial kennel license costs $400 and is valid for two years. Existing law also authorizes the agriculture commissioner to adopt regulations on the size, font, and location of the license number in advertisements.

*House Amendment “A” replaces the underlying bill, which required the environmental protection commissioner to establish a tire hauler license for people in the business of transporting discarded tires.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage

COMMITTEE ACTION

Environment Committee

Joint Favorable Substitute

Yea

26

Nay

3

(03/01/2017)