Maine LD 335: An Act To Prohibit the Sale of Dogs and Cats in Pet Shops

LD 335 (subjects: ANIMALS , PETS )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=335&PID=1456&snum=127


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Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Kimberly Monaghan-Derrig of Cape Elizabeth: (D – District 30) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook

9 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
2/10/2015 House Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
2/12/2015 Senate On motion by Senator Edgecomb of Aroostook, REFERRED to the Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, in concurrence.
6/4/2015 House Reports READ.
Representative HICKMAN of Winthrop moved to ACCEPT the Majority Ought to Pass as Amended Report.
On further motion of the same Representative TABLED pending his motion to ACCEPT the Majority Ought to Pass as Amended Report.
Later today assigned.
6/4/2015 House Unfinished Business
6/5/2015 House Speaker laid before the House
Subsequently, the Majority Ought to Pass as Amended Report was ACCEPTED.
ROLL CALL NO. 165
(Yeas 79 – Nays 59 – Absent 13 – Excused 0)
The Bill was READ ONCE.
Committee Amendment “A” (H-275) was READ and ADOPTED.
Under suspension of the rules, the Bill was given its SECOND READING without REFERENCE to the Committee on Bills in the Second Reading.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-275).
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/9/2015 Senate Reports READ
motion by Senator EDGECOMB of Aroostook to accept the Minority Ought Not To Pass Report FAILED Roll Call Ordered Roll Call # 166 13 Yeas – 21 Nays- 0 Excused – 1 Absent Subsequently, the Majority Ought to Pass As Amended Report ACCEPTED , in concurrence. READ ONCE Committee Amendment “A” (H-275) READ and ADOPTED , in concurrence. Under suspension of the Rules, READ A SECOND TIME and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED by Committee Amendment “A” (H-275) , in concurrence.
Ordered sent down forthwith.
6/10/2015 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/11/2015 Senate PASSED TO BE ENACTED, IN CONCURRENCE
Roll Call Ordered Roll Call # 203 21 Yeas – 14 Nays- 0 Excused – 0 Absent PREVAILED
6/23/2015 House This Bill, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same pursuant to Article IV, Part Third, Section 2 of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the House proceeded to vote on the question: “Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?”
ROLL CALL NO. 386V
80 having voted in the affirmative and 64 in the negative, with 7 being absent, and accordingly it was the vote of the House that the Bill not become a law and the veto was sustained.
Placed in the Legislative Files. (DEAD)

Bill Text & Amendments

Important Note: The bill text below presents L.D. 335 as originally introduced. L.D. 335 was changed by the legislature through amendment. To understand the impact of this legislation in proper context, be sure to read adopted amendment text, available here: C-A (H-275) .

An Act To Prohibit the Sale of Dogs and Cats in Pet Shops

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 7 MRSA 4164 is enacted to read:

4164. Prohibition of sale in pet shops

1. Prohibition of sale in pet shops. Except as provided in subsection 2, a pet shop may not sell, deliver, offer for sale, barter, auction or otherwise dispose of a cat or dog.
2. Exceptions. The following are exceptions to the provisions of subsection 1:

A. A public or private charitable nonprofit animal shelter, humane society or animal rescue organization. For purposes of this paragraph, “humane society” has the same meaning as in Title 17, section 1011, subsection 15-A;
B. A pet shop offering a cat or dog owned by an entity in paragraph A for purposes of adoption of the cat or dog by a member of the public; or
C. A pet shop offering for sale a cat or dog that was born and raised by the owner of the pet shop in a separate facility.

3. Penalties. A person who violates this section commits a civil violation for which a fine of $2,500 must be adjudged and is subject to the penalties under section 4162, subsection 2.

SUMMARY

This bill prohibits a pet shop from selling cats or dogs that have not been born and raised in the pet shop. The prohibition does not apply to a public or private charitable nonprofit animal shelter, humane society or animal rescue organization, a pet shop where a dog or cat owned by a public or private organization excepted by the law is being offered for adoption or a pet shop that is selling a cat or dog that was born and raised by the owner of the pet shop in a separate facility. The penalty for violating these provisions is $2,500 and the pet shop’s license may be revoked.

Patterns of Support

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Note: Maine Clean Elections Act (MCEA) Qualified candidates only accept a small dollar value of initial contributions early in their campaigns, pledge not to accept further campaign contributions from private sources, and receive public funding for their campaigns. MCEA Non-Qualified candidates choose not to obtain public funding and instead are free to accept campaign contributions from individuals, party committees, political action committees and business sources.


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