Indiana Legislative Overview – 2023 Session
Legislative Overview – 2023 Session
(Adjourned on April 27, 2023)
10 pet-related items were proposed during the 2023 legislative session, 6 of which were designated as priority by the Pet Advocacy Network.
Final Disposition of Priority ISSUES:
|BILL #||SUMMARY||FINAL DISPOSITION|
|HB 1121||Local Pet Sale Ban Prohibition/”Retail Pet Store Definition”: |
Amends Title 15 (Agriculture & Animals), Articles 20 (Animal Control) and 21 (Commercial Dog Breeder Regulation) of Indiana Code to prohibit local pet sale ban ordinances and to provide definitions for “casual breeder” and “retail pet store”.
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|HB 1389/SB 277||Animal Facility Fire Alarm System Requirement: |
Amends Title 22 (Labor & Safety), Article 11 (Building & Safety Regulations) of Indiana Code by adding a new Chapter 22 (Pet Fire Safety) to require a structure constructed or initially converted or remodeled after June 30, 2023, for use as an animal facility to have a fire alarm system or staff on duty any time a dog or cat is present on the premises.
|SB 134||Local Pet Sale Ban Prohibition/Pet Store Disclosure & Warranty Requirements: |
Amends Title 15 (Agriculture & Animals) of Indiana Code by adding a new Article 22 (Retail Sale of Dogs) to: 1) Prohibit future local pet sale ban ordinances; 2) Provide definitions for “hobby breeder” and “retail pet store”; and 3) Provide for pet store disclosure and consumer warranties for retail dog sales.
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|ORD No. 57-2023||Indianapolis Shelter-Rescue Model Dog, Cat, and Rabbit Sales Ordinance: |
Amends Title IV (Business & Commercial Regulations and Licenses), Chapter 836 (Kennel, Pet Shop and Stable Registrations) of Indianapolis, IN Code of Ordinances by adding a new Section 836-6 (Prohibition on the Retail Sale of Dogs, Cats, or Rabbits by Pet Shops) to restrict the retail sale of dogs, cats or rabbits in city pet shops.
|ORD No. 9-2023||Valparaiso Pet Sale Ban Ordinance: |
Amends Title IX (General Regulations), Chapter 91 (Animal Control Regulations) of Valparaiso Code of Ordinances by adding a new section prohibiting the sale of dogs or cats by retail pet stores.
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