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S.66

Introduced by   Senator Campbell of Windsor District and Senator Welch of Windsor District

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Animals; sale of animals; pet merchant

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to amend the definition of “pet merchant” to exclude humane societies.

AN ACT RELATING TO THE WELFARE OF ANIMALS

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  20 V.S.A. § 3901(15) is amended to read:

(15)  “Pet merchant” means any person who operates a pet shop or who acts as a dealer sells, exchanges, donates, or offers to sell, exchange, or donate animals.  Duly incorporated humane societies that make animals available for adoption are exempt.



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont


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