Arizona Legislative Overview – 2022 Session

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(Adjourned June 25, 2022)

9 pet industry-related issues were proposed during the 2022 legislative session, 2 of which were designated as priority by the Pet Advocacy Network.

Final Disposition of Priority ISSUES:

BILL #SUMMARYFINAL DISPOSITION
HB 2626Shelter/Veterinarian Microchip Scan Requirement: Amends Title 9 (Cities & Towns), Title 11 (Counties), Title 32 (Professions & Occupations) and Title 44 (Trade & Commerce) of AZ Revised Statutes to require that animal shelters, veterinarians and certain animal control entities scan cats and dogs for the presence of a microchip and make a reasonable effort to contact the owner.  ENACTED
SB 1223Local Enforcement of State Pet Dealer Regulations: Amends Title 44 (Trade & Commerce), Chapter 11 (Regulations Concerning Particular Businesses), Article 17 (Pet Dealers), Sections 1799.08 (Civil penalties; enforcement actions), 1799.10 (Pet stores; pet dealers; prohibitions on dog and cat purchases; recordkeeping) and 1799.11 (Pet dealer regulation; state preemption) of Arizona Revised Statutes to: 1) Allow for city, town or county enforcement of violations of this section; and 2) Provide additional breeder inspection report recordkeeping requirements.  DIED IN COMMITTEE

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