January 30, 2013, Introduced by Senators JONES, BIEDA, ROCCA, SCHUITMAKER, ANDERSON, PROOS, KOWALL, PAPPAGEORGE and MARLEAU and referred to the Committee on Agriculture.
A bill to amend 1919 PA 339, entitled
"Dog law of 1919,"
(MCL 287.261 to 287.290) by adding section 10a.
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:
Sec. 10a. (1) A person that operates a large-scale commercial
breeding kennel shall apply annually to the department for a large-
scale commercial breeding kennel license. In addition, the
applicant for a large-scale commercial breeding kennel license
shall pay an annual $500.00 site inspection fee to the department.
(2) Before issuing a large-scale commercial breeding kennel
license, the department shall inspect the kennel to verify that the
kennel complies with all of the provisions concerning large-scale
commercial breeding kennels as provided in the puppy protection
act. The department may delegate the inspection required under this
subsection to a county animal control agency. If the department
delegates the inspection to a county animal control agency, the
department shall pay 80% of the site inspection fee to the county
animal control agency. Within 30 days after conducting the site
inspection, the county animal control agency shall report its
findings to the department.
(3) A person that obtains a large-scale commercial breeding
kennel license under subsection (1) shall comply with all of the
provisions concerning large-scale commercial breeding kennels as
provided in the puppy protection act and shall ensure that each dog
or puppy that is 12 weeks of age or older and housed at the kennel
is vaccinated against rabies by a licensed veterinarian.
(4) As used in this section:
(a) "Department" means the department of agriculture and rural
(b) "Large-scale commercial breeding kennel" means that term
as defined in the puppy protection act.
(c) "Licensed veterinarian" means a person licensed to
practice veterinary medicine under article 15 of the public health
code, 1978 PA 368, MCL 333.16101 to 333.18838.
Enacting section 1. This amendatory act takes effect January
Enacting section 2. This amendatory act does not take effect
unless Senate Bill No. 117
of the 97th Legislature is enacted into law.