Iowa Legislative Overview – 2022 Session

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(Adjourned May 24, 2022)

23 pet industry-related issues were proposed during the 2021-22 legislative session, 6 of which were designated as priority by the Pet Advocacy Network.

Final Disposition of Priority ISSUES:

BILL #SUMMARYFINAL DISPOSITION
HB 705Dog/Cat Breeder Permits vs. Licensing:
Amends Title V (Agriculture), Chapter 162 (Care of Animals in Commercial Establishments), Sections 2 (Definitions), 2B (Fees), 7 (Operation of a dealer-State license or permit), 8 (Operation of a commercial breeder-State license or permit), 10B (Commercial establishments-Inspecting state licensees and registrants) of Iowa Code to eliminate the right of a commercial breeder or dealer to operate under a permit.  Provides that all such entities must be issued a state license.  
DIED IN COMMITTEE
HB 2429Veterinarians – Liability:
Amends Title V (Agriculture), Chapter 169 (Veterinary Practice) of Iowa Code by adding a new Section 169.18A (Immunity–limitations–administrative, civil, and criminal liability) to provide for the conduct of licensed veterinarians when involved in certain legal matters involving the alleged mistreatment of animals, including by providing for immunity from administrative, civil, or criminal liability when acting in good faith.  
DIED IN COMMITTEE
HB 2456Pet Financing Restrictions:
Amends Title V (Agriculture), Chapter 162 (Care of Animals in Commercial Establishments) of Iowa Code by adding a new Section 162.21 (Financing arrangements – Invalid) to provide that that a state licensee or permittee, including a kennel, pet shop, and commercial breeder, shall not enter into financing agreements, retail installment contracts or loans with a customer for the purchase of a cat or dog.  
DIED IN COMMITTEE
SB 483Local Ordinance Prohibition – Animal Enterprises:
Amends Title V (Agriculture), Chapter 189 (General Provisions) of Iowa Code by adding a new section prohibiting local legislation limiting animal enterprises and working animals.  
DIED IN COMMITTEE
SSB 1195Local Ordinance Prohibition – Animal Enterprises:
Amends Title V (Agriculture), Chapter 189 (General Provisions) of Iowa Code by adding a new section prohibiting local legislation limiting animal enterprises and working animals.  
SUBSTITUTED BY SB 483
REG 2021-001Tropical/Ornamental Fish Recordkeeping Exemption:
Proposed rulemaking amends Title 21 (Dept. of Agriculture & Land Stewardship), Chapter 67 (Animal Welfare), Section 67.6 (Purchase, sale, trade and adoption) of IA Administrative Code to exempt tropical and ornamental fish from certain recordkeeping requirements.  
ADOPTED

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