West Virginia Legislative Overview – 2022 Session
(Adjourned on March 12, 2022)
12 pet industry-related issues were proposed during the 2022 legislative session, 3 of which were designated as priority by the Pet Advocacy Network.
Final Disposition of Priority ISSUES:
|BILL #||SUMMARY||FINAL DISPOSITION|
|HB 2095||Shelter Standards/Commercial Dog Breeder Disclosure Requirements/Consumer Purchaser Remedies: Amends Chapter 7 (County Commissions & Officers), Article 10 (Humane Officers) and Chapter 19 (Agriculture), Article 20 (Dogs and Cats) of the Code of West Virginia by adding new sections to provide: 1) standards and inspection requirements for animal shelters; 2) commercial dog breeder written disclosure requirements; and 3) purchaser remedies for sale of unfit for sale dogs from commercial breeders.||DIED IN COMMITTEE|
|HB 4681||Statewide Animal Abuser Registry: Amends Chapter 15 (Public Safety) of West Virginia Code by adding a new Article 15 (Animal Abuser Registry) to establish a statewide animal abuse registry.||DIED IN COMMITTEE|
|HB 4806||Breed-Specific Local Ordinance Prohibition: Amends Chapter 7 (County Commissions and Officers), Chapter 8 (Municipal Corporations) and Chapter 19 (Agriculture), Article 20 (Dogs and Cats) of the Code of West Virginia to prohibit municipalities and counties from enacting ordinances or regulations that base restrictions on the breed of a dog.||DIED IN COMMITTEE|
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