Friday, January 11, 2008

Update to Florida's pet sales statute proposed

We're rapidly approaching that time of the year when legislators will be flooding into Tallahassee for the 2008 legislative session. In addition to the bestiality bill I mentioned in this post, there's a bill pending that would strengthen Florida's pet sales law. Senate Bill 444 would redefine the term "pet dealer" to eliminate any ambiguity over the number of pets that needed to be sold before a person would qualify and need to comply with the law. The proposed change would also provide rule making authority and increased enforcement powers to the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. It also provides for administrative fines of up to $10, 000 for violations.

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