Minnesota Legislative Overview – 2022 Session
(Adjourned May 23, 2022)
32 pet industry-related issues were proposed during the 2021-22 legislative session, 13 of which were designated as priority by the Pet Advocacy Network.
Final Disposition of Priority ISSUES:
|BILL #||SUMMARY||FINAL DISPOSITION|
|HB 208/SB 73||Minnesota Companion Animal Board: Amends Chapter 347 (Dogs and Cats) of Minnesota Statutes by adding a new Section 347.67 to: 1) Establish, provide duties and appropriate money for the Companion Animal Board; and 2) Establish a companion animal license plate.||DIED IN COMMITTEE|
|HB 387/SB 1394||Wild Turtle Sale Restrictions: Amends Chapter 97A (Game & Fish), Section 475 (Licenses & Permits) and Chapter 97C (Fishing), Section 605 (Turtles) of Minnesota Statutes to prohibit the retail sale of turtles taken from the wild.||DIED IN COMMITTEE|
|HB 858/SB 370||Statewide Retail Pet Sale Ban: Amends Chapter 325F (Consumer Protection; Products & Sales) of Minnesota Statutes by adding a new Section 325F.7915 (Sale of Dogs and Cats Prohibited) to prohibit the sale of dogs and cats by retail pet shops.||DIED IN COMMITTEE|
|HB 1137/SB 1162||Minnesota Board of Animal Health (Membership): Amends Chapter 35 (Animal Health), Section 35.02 (Board of Animal Health) of MN Statutes by changing the composition of the MN Board of Animal Health.||DIED IN COMMITTEE|
|HB 1187/SB 14||Minnow Import Requirements:|
Amends Chapter 97C (Fishing), Section 515 (Imported Minnows) of Minnesota Statutes to modify current requirements for importing minnows into the State.
|DIED IN COMMITTEE|
|HB 1563/SB 1445||Snake, Lizard, Salamander Propagation Permits: Omnibus natural resources legislation contains provision amending Chapter 97A (Game & Fish), Section 401 (Special Permits) of Minnesota Statutes by adding a new Subdivision 8 (Snakes, lizards, and salamanders) to require a permit to breed, propagate, and sell snakes, lizards, and salamanders.||DIED IN COMMITTEE|
|ORD 2021-0001||Local Retail Pet Sale Ban Ordinance: Amends Chapter 8 (Animals) of Cloquet, MN City Code by adding a new Section 8.7 (Sale of Dogs and Cats by Retail Establishment) to create an administrative offense for the retail sale of cats or dogs by retail establishments.||ADOPTED|
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