Legislation Affecting Animals 2019/20

stay updateddUpdated: 2/3/19

A new session is upon us! As bills are introduced, they will be added below:

Each bill will have a brief description and status. For more in depth information about the bill, check the linked fact sheet or linked co-sponsorship memo. It is important to contact your state legislators requesting their support of anti-cruelty legislation in Pennsylvania.  Please also share this link with them so they can bookmark it as a handy reference. Sign up to be alerted when action is neededhttp://bit.ly/signupHPA 

 

Senate Bills to support:

SB 44: Victoria’s Law, Prohibiting the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in pet stores unless sourced from shelters and rescues and require advertisers to include license numbers. To be introduced by Senators Killion and Dinniman.  (Fact Sheet).

SB 29: Establishes a 24-hour Lost Dog Hotline and online Lost Dog Registry within the Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement in the state Department of Agriculture. Introduced by Senator Michele Brooks and 6 co-sponsors.  (Co-sponsor memo).

House Bills to support:

Victoria’s Law, Prohibiting the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in pet stores unless sourced from shelters and rescues and require advertisers to include license numbers. To be introduced by Representatives Ortitay and Readshaw.  (Fact Sheet).

Senate Bills to Oppose:

SB 147: Removing Sunday Hunting Prohibition.  Introduced by Senator Laughlin and Brewster with only 2 co-sponsors.  (Fact Sheet)

Bills/Resolutions Passed: 

You may be the decisive factor in the way your  legislator votes, so please contact your state legislators to ask them to support these bills! You can also send them this link to bookmark for an easy reference tool for them.All

 

 

 

 

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For information on the outcome of bills affecting animals in the 2017/18 session check:  Bills from 2017/18 in our Archive section.

 

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