Reduce Costs to Businesses by Phasing Out the Pet Food Surcharge

Last updated: Jul 4, 2017

Details about this bill
Category: Taxation
Status: Passed
Sponsor: Representative Russell Black, House 90
Session: 128
Bill #: LD 1601



UPDATE: This bill has been vetoed, but the veto is overridden. The bill is law and will take effect 90 days post-adjournment. 

UPDATE: This bill originally sought to eliminate the pet food surcharge. Instead, the committee changed the bill and are directing funds to additional spaying and neutering of animals. It passed the Senate 34-0 and the House under the hammer.


This bill eliminates the surcharge assessed on each product name of commercial feed that is pet food or that is pet food from a home-based manufacturer by fiscal year 2019-20. This elimination will be done in phases until the assessed surcharge no longer exists.