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The DC Code: § 8-1821.01 Commercial animal breeder license.

Index8 Environmental and Animal Control and Protection (Refs & Annos)
Within 180 days of December 5, 2008, the Mayor shall establish licensure requirements for commercial animal breeders in the District of Columbia, which shall include:
Licensing fees;
Standards for the care and management of animals; and
Facility inspection requirements.
For the purposes of this section, the term "commercial animal breeder" means any person, firm, organization, or corporation engaged in the operation of breeding and raising more than 25 animals per year for sale or in return for consideration.

Historical and Statutory

Legislative History of Laws Law 17-281, the "Animal Protection Amendment Act of 2008", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 17-89 which was referred to the Committees on Health and Public Safety and Judiciary. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on July 1, 2008, and July 15, 2008, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on August 4, 2008, it was assigned Act No. 17-493 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 17-281 became effective on December 5, 2008. Miscellaneous Notes Section 701 of D.C. Law 17-281 provides: "Sec. 701. Rulemaking. "The Mayor, pursuant to Title 1 of the District of Columbia Administrative Procedure Act, approved October 21, 1968 (82 Stat. 1204; D.C. Official Code § 2-501 et seq.), shall issue rules to implement the provisions of this act." DC CODE § 8-1821.01 Current through December 11, 2012


(Dec. 5, 2008, D.C. Law 17-281, § 201, 55 DCR 9186.)