Good Newz Tues: NJ Pet Pre-Purchase Info Bill Passes In Legislature

LegalLola02On December 18, 2014 NJ Bill S1870 passed in both houses: 74-0 in the Assembly and 37-0 in the Senate. The bill now must be signed by the Governor before it becomes law.

This piece of legislation requires pet stores to provide specific information to potential purchasers about the source and health history of the cats and dogs that they are selling. For the complete text of S1870, including highlighted amendments, click here

.We have been following the progress of this bill and believe that its intention to honestly educate the consumer is a good one. That being said, there may be issues and unintended consequences that arise once S1870 becomes law. Here are a few:

  • How well will the requirements be enforced? Who will follow up?
  • Will this push the problem to surrounding states that don’t have similar laws?
  • Will the market for puppy/kitten mill or backyard/basement breeder animals go elsewhere or underground? How will the breeder animals be helped then?

What issues do you see arising from the passage of this legislation? Please comment below.

These are previous posts about this topic:

Legal Lola Update I: NJ Bill A3306

Where Did Ya’ Get That Dog?

Good Newz: Sept 16, 2014

We’ll continue to monitor and report on the progress and ramifications of S1870. Stay tuned in the new year.

 

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