Regarding the Sale of Dogs and Cats at Pet Shops

Last updated: Jan 11, 2020

Details about this bill
Category: General Business
Status: Passed
Sponsor: Senator Ben Chipman, Senate 27 - Cumberland County
Session: 129
Bill #: LD 1311



UPDATE 1/11/2020: This bill becomes law without Governor Mills' signature.

UPDATE: The bill was amended and passed by both the House and Senate.

UPDATE 5/14/19: The committee voted the bill Ought Not to Pass


This bill prohibits a pet shop from selling dogs and cats and establishes a fine of $500 per violation as well as license suspension or revocation. A pet shop may provide space to an animal rescue entity to offer to the public dogs and cats for adoption.