PIJAC

2018 Legislative Session Overview - Michigan

The Michigan Legislature adjourned its 2017-18 legislative session on December 21, 2018.

48 pet industry-related issues were introduced, 14 of which were considered priority by PIJAC.

Final Disposition of Priority Legislation

BILL #

SUMMARY

FINAL DISPOSITION

HB 4186

Amends Chapter 287 (Pet Shops, Dog Pounds & Animals Shelters), 338b (Animal control shelter or animal protection shelter; use of ICHAT to determine prior criminal history for animal abuse offense) of MI Compiled Laws to provide for the definition of "animal".

ENACTED

HB 4332

Amends Chapter 750 (Penal Code), Sections 750.50 (Definitions) of Michigan Compiled Laws to enhance penalties for certain crimes against animals by defining and adding "breeder" and "pet shop" to the Code.

ENACTED

HB 4333

Amends Chapter 750 (Penal Code), Sections 750.50 (Definitions) of Michigan Compiled Laws to enhance penalties for certain crimes against animals by defining and adding "breeder" and "pet shop" to the Code.

ENACTED

HB 5200

Amends Chapter 324 (Natural Resources & Environmental Protection), Section 48705 (Reptiles, amphibians, mollusks, and crustaceans; manner and times of taking) of Michigan Compiled Laws to provide that an individual shall not take, trap, catch or fish for reptiles or amphibians for commercial purposes.

ENACTED

HB 5281

The "Assistance Animal Basic Obedience Training and Instruction Act" provides for the training, instruction, certification, and registration of assistance animals and assistance animal handlers.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

HB 5916

Amends Chapter 287 (Animal Industry), Section 335a (Prohibited Conduct) of Michigan Compiled Statutes by adding a new Section 5b. to restrict the sale of dogs from pet shops.

VETOED BY GOVERNOR

HB 5917

Prohibits a local unit of government from enacting or enforcing an ordinance, policy, resolution, or rule that regulates a qualified pet shop located in that local unit of government; and to prescribe the powers and duties of certain local officers and officials.

VETOED BY GOVERNOR

HB 6029

Amends Chapter 750 (Penal Code) of Michigan Compiled Statutes by adding a new Section 50d  to provide for court-appointed advocates to represent the interests of animals in criminal prosecutions related to the treatment of an animal.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

HB 6295

Prohibits a local unit of government from enacting or enforcing an ordinance or rule that regulates a dog or service animal based on the breed, perceived breed, or a physical characteristic of a breed; and to provide for the powers and duties of certain local governmental entities.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

SB 276

Amends Sections 50 and 50b of Michigan Penal Code (Animal Cruelty) to add breeders and pet shops to the animal cruelty prohibitions of the code.

DIED ON CALENDAR

SB 277

Amends Chapter XVII (Sentencing Guidelines) of Michigan Criminal Procedure Code to enact sentencing guidelines for the animal cruelty provisions of Senate Bill 276 (adds breeders and pet shops to animal cruelty prohibitions).

DIED ON CALENDAR

SB 741

Prohibits a local unit of government from enacting or enforcing an ordinance, policy, resolution, or rule that regulates a dog based upon the breed or perceived breed of the dog.

DIED ON CALENDAR

SB 1072

Amends Chapter 324 (Natural Resources & Environmental Protection Act) of Michigan Compiled Laws by adding a new Section requiring the registration of persons selling nonnative aquatic species.

ENACTED

SR 74

A Senate Resolution commemorating July 2-8, 2017 as Aquatic Invasive Species Awareness Week.

ADOPTED

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