Washington Legislative Overview – 2022 Session
(Adjourned on March 10, 2022)
6 pet industry-related issues were proposed during the 2021-22 legislative session, ALLof which were designated as priority by the Pet Advocacy Network.
Final Disposition of Priority ISSUES:
|BILL #||SUMMARY||FINAL DISPOSITION|
|HB 1424||Statewide Retail Pet Sale Ban: Amends Title 16 (Animals & Livestock), Chapter 16.52 (Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) of the Revised Code of Washington to prohibit the sale of dogs or cats by retail pet stores.||ENACTED|
|ORD 1579||Local Retail Pet Sale Ban: Ordinance No. 1579 amends Title 7 (Animals) of Lacey, WA Municipal Code by adding a new Chapter 7.01 (Retail Sale of Dogs and Cats) to prohibit the retail sale of dogs and cats in city pet stores.||ADOPTED|
|ORD 2021-02||Local Retail Pet Sale Ban: Ordinance No. 2021-02 amends Title 6 (Animals) of Tumwater, WA Municipal Code by adding a new Section 6.05.012 (Prohibition on Retail Sale of Dogs and Cats) to prohibit the retail sale of dogs and cats in city pet stores.||ADOPTED|
|ORD 2022-10||County Retail Pet Sale Ban: Proposed Ordinance No. 2022-10 amends Title 5 (Business Licenses & Regulations), Chapter 5.24 (Kennel or Cattery, Grooming Parlor, Short-Term Boarding Facility or Pet Shop) of Pierce County, WA Code by adding a new Section 5.24.075 (Pet Shop Sale Limitations) to prohibit the retail sale of dogs and cats by pet shops in Pierce County.||PENDING|
|ORD 2022002||Local Dog Sale Restrictions: Ordinance proposal amends Title VI (Police Regulations), Chapter 5 (Animal Cruelty) of Renton, WA Municipal Code by adding a new Section 6-5-4 (Sale of Puppy Mill Dogs Prohibited) to further restrict the sale of dogs in city pet stores.||PENDING|
|REG 2022-001||Veterinary Services Rulemaking: Proposed Washington Department of Health rulemaking which would amend Title 246 (Department of Health), Chapter 933 (Veterinarians – Veterinary Board), Section 246-933-520 (Registration) of Washington Administrative Code to implement the provisions of SB 5004 (enacted in 2019) which authorizes animal care and control agencies and nonprofit humane societies to provide additional veterinary services to low-income households.||PENDING|
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