PIJAC

2018 Legislative Session Overview - Vermont

The Vermont General Assembly adjourned its 2017-18 legislative session on May 13, 2018.

10 pet industry-related issues were introduced, 2 of which were considered priority by PIJAC.

Final Disposition of Priority Legislation:

BILL #

SUMMARY

FINAL DISPOSITION

HB 88

Amends Title 32 (Taxation & Finance) of Vermont Statutes by adding a new Chapter 234 (Use of Disposable Carryout Bags) to provide for a 10-cent surcharge for retail use of disposable carryout bags.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

HB 416

Amends Title 20 (Internal Security & Public Safety), Chapter 193 (Domestic Pet or Wolf-Hybrid Control), Section 3549 (Regulation by Towns) of Vermont Statutes Annotated to prohibit municipal government from banning or regulating animals on a breed-specific basis.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

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