SB36 (2005) Detail

Assessing a fee on all dogs and cats sold at retail that are not sexually sterilized, to be deposited in the companion animal neutering fund.


SB 36-FN – AS INTRODUCED

2005 SESSION

05-0346

08/09

SENATE BILL 36-FN

AN ACT assessing a fee on all dogs and cats sold at retail that are not sexually sterilized, to be deposited in the companion animal neutering fund.

SPONSORS: Sen. Roberge, Dist 9

COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

ANALYSIS

This bill assesses a $15 fee on all unneutered dogs and cats sold at retail. This fee shall be deposited in the companion animal neutering fund.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

05-0346

08/09

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Five

AN ACT assessing a fee on all dogs and cats sold at retail that are not sexually sterilized, to be deposited in the companion animal neutering fund.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

1 New Paragraph; Retail Sales Fee. Amend RSA 437:10 by inserting after paragraph V the following new paragraph:

VI. The owner or operator of a pet shop shall collect a $15 fee for every dog and cat that he or she sells that has not been permanently sexually sterilized. This fee shall be paid to the commissioner, who shall deposit it in the companion animal neutering fund established under RSA 437-A:4-a.

2 New Paragraph; Rulemaking. Amend RSA 437:5 by inserting after paragraph III the following new paragraph:

IV. The commissioner shall adopt rules under RSA 541-A to implement RSA 437:10, VI, relative to the collection of fees for sale by pet shops of unneutered dogs and cats.

3 Effective Date. This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

LBAO

05-0346

12/29/04

SB 36-FN - FISCAL NOTE

AN ACT assessing a fee on all dogs and cats sold at retail that are not sexually sterilized, to be deposited into the companion animal neutering fund.

FISCAL IMPACT:

The Department of Agriculture states this bill will increase state restricted revenue by $75,000 in FY 2005 and each year thereafter. There will be no fiscal impact on state, county, and local expenditures, or county and local revenues.

METHODOLOGY:

The Department of Agriculture states this bill proposes a $15 fee to be charged for every unneutered puppy and kitten sold by a New Hampshire licensed pet shop. The fee will be deposited into the companion animal neutering fund. Based on information from import records and breeders health certificates, there are approximately 5,000 or more puppies and kittens sold in New Hampshire licensed pet shops annually. The Department cannot determine the number of puppies and kittens that originate in New Hampshire. The Department estimates the new fee will increase state restricted revenue by approximately $75,000 annually (5,000 X $15).

Links

SB36 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

SB36 Revision: 9289 Date: Jan. 21, 2010, midnight

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