PIJAC

2018 Legislative Session Overview - Minnesota

The Minnesota State Legislature adjourned its 2017-18 legislative session on May 21, 2018.

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

Final Disposition of Priority Legislation

BILL #

SUMMARY

FINAL DISPOSITION

HF 2686

Amends Chapter 347 (Dogs and Cats), Section 22 (Damages, Owner Liable) of Minnesota Statutes to further provide for liability for attacks by pets or companion animals.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

HF 2757

Amends Chapter 609 (Criminal Code) of Minnesota Statutes by adding a new section to make certain fraudulent conduct relating to service animals a crime.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

HF 2815

Amends Chapter 363A (Human Rights), Section 363A.19 (Discrimination Against Blind, Deaf or Other Persons with Physical or Sensory Disabilities Prohibited) of Minnesota Statutes by adding a new subdivision establishing a crime for misrepresenting an animal as a service animal.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

HF 3157

Amends Chapter 609 (Criminal Code) of Minnesota Revised Statutes by adding a new Section 833 (Misrepresentation of a Service Animal) to establish the crime of misrepresenting an animal as a service animal.

SUBSTITUTED BY SF 2646

HF 3663

Amends Chapter 245A (Human Services Licensing), Section 14 (Special Conditions for Nonresidential Programs) of Minnesota Statutes by adding a new subdivision 16 to allow certain household pets in family daycare homes.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

HF 3695

Amends Chapter 196 (Department of Veterans Affairs) of Minnesota Revised Statutes by creating a new Section 31 (Alternative Treatment Options) authorizing the Commissioner of Veterans Affairs to contract with certain individuals and entities to provide alternative treatment options for certain veterans (includes service animal training therapy).

DIED IN COMMITTEE

HF 3962

Amends Chapter 13 (Government Data Practices), Section 13.643 (Agricultural Data), Subdivision 6 (Animal Premises Data) of Minnesota Statutes to include data collected and maintained by the Board of Animal Health concerning kennels and dealers as private or nonpublic.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

SF 2450

Amends Chapter 363A (Human Rights), Section 363A.19 (Discrimination Against Blind, Deaf or Other Persons with Physical or Sensory Disabilities Prohibited) of Minnesota Statutes by adding a new subdivision establishing a crime for misrepresenting an animal as a service animal.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

SF 2527

Amends Chapter 609 (Criminal Code) of Minnesota Statutes by adding a new section to make certain fraudulent conduct relating to service animals a crime.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

SF 2646

Amends Chapter 609 (Criminal Code) of Minnesota Revised Statutes by adding a new Section 833 (Misrepresentation of a Service Animal) to establish the crime of misrepresenting an animal as a service animal.

DIED ON SENATE CALENDAR

SF 2724

Amends Chapter 196 (Department of Veterans Affairs) of Minnesota Revised Statutes by creating a new Section 31 (Alternative Treatment Options) authorizing the Commissioner of Veterans Affairs to contract with certain individuals and entities to provide alternative treatment options for certain veterans (includes service animal training therapy).

DIED IN COMMITTEE

SF 3535

Amends Chapter 13 (Government Data Practices), Section 13.643 (Agricultural Data), Subdivision 6 (Animal Premises Data) of Minnesota Statutes to include data collected and maintained by the Board of Animal Health concerning kennels and dealers as private or nonpublic.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

SF 3568

Amends Chapter 245A (Human Services Licensing), Section 245A.14 (Special Conditions for Nonresidential Programs) of Minnesota Statutes by adding a new Subdivision 16 (Household pets; family child care) to modify household pets allowed in family daycare homes.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

ORD 2018001

Amends Chapter 9 (Public Protection, Crimes & Offenses) of Eden Prairie, MN City Code by adding a new Section 9.75 to prohibit the retail sale of dogs or cats in the city.

ADOPTED

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