Bill Summaries: H 930 DOG BREEDING STDS./LAW ENFORCEMENT TOOLS.

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  • Summary date: May 9 2013 - More information

    House amendment to the 2nd edition makes the following changes. Deletes proposed GS 14-362.4(e) and provides instead that the statute does not apply to kennels or boarding facilities in which the majority of the dogs are (1) being bred or trained primarily for hunting, sporting, field trials, or show; (2) being maintained primarily for hunting, sporting, field trials, or show; or (3) kept primarily for purposes other than the sale of offspring as pets.


  • Summary date: May 8 2013 - More information

    House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes.

    Provides that the failure to comply with the specified standards is a Class 3 misdemeanor punishable by a fine of no less than $25 per animal, but no more than a total of $1,000. Subsequent violations will be a Class 1 misdemeanor (was, Class A1 in previous edition).

    Provides that the act does not apply to kennels operated for the purpose of (was, operated solely for the purpose of) boarding dogs or kennels used for (was, kennels exclusively used for) training dogs for hunting, sporting, field trials, or shows.


  • Summary date: Apr 16 2013 - More information

    Enacts new GS 14-362.4 requiring any person who has 10 or more female dogs over the age of six months who are capable of reproducing and kept primarily for breeding and selling the offspring as pets to provide 12 specified types of care, including access to fresh food and water, appropriate veterinary care, and protection from adverse or extreme weather conditions. Also requires bedding material to be clean and risk free. Sets requirements for the maintenance of the facility and primary enclosures. Failure to comply with the standards is a Class 3 misdemeanor punishable by a fine of no less than $25 per animal, but no more than a total of $1,000. Subsequent violations are a Class A1 misdemeanor. Provides that the statute does not place a limit on the number of dogs a person may own or regulate ownership of dogs when they are not used for breeding and selling the offspring; the statute also does not impact dogs used for hunting or other sporting purposes. The section does not apply to kennels operated for boarding dogs or for training dogs for hunting, sporting, field trials, or shows.

    Applies to offenses committed on or after December 1, 2013.


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