SECOND REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 1654
96TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES KIRKTON (Sponsor), NASHEED, OXFORD, McNEIL, NEWMAN, TORPEY, McCANN BEATTY, TALBOY, McCREERY, TAYLOR, SPRENG, JONES (63), McMANUS, CARLSON, SCHUPP, McDONALD, McGEOGHEGAN, CASEY, KRATKY, ATKINS, PACE, ANDERS, MONTECILLO, LASATER, WALTON GRAY, SMITH (71), MEADOWS, MAY, ELLINGER, GRISAMORE, LAMPE, COLONA, PIERSON, NICHOLS, CARTER, HUMMEL, FUNDERBURK, SIFTON, HUBBARD AND RIZZO (Co-sponsors).
4071L.01I D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
To repeal section 273.327, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to animal shelter fees.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Section 273.327, RSMo, is repealed and one new section enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as section 273.327, to read as follows:
273.327. No person shall operate an animal shelter, pound or dog pound, boarding kennel, commercial kennel, contract kennel, pet shop, or exhibition facility, other than a limited show or exhibit, or act as a dealer or commercial breeder, unless such person has obtained a license for such operations from the director. An applicant shall obtain a separate license for each separate physical facility subject to sections 273.325 to 273.357 which is operated by the applicant. Any person exempt from the licensing requirements of sections 273.325 to 273.357 may voluntarily apply for a license. Application for such license shall be made in the manner provided by the director. The license shall expire annually unless revoked. As provided by rules to be promulgated by the director, the license fee shall range from one hundred to two thousand five hundred dollars per year. Each licensee subject to sections 273.325 to 273.357 shall pay an additional annual fee of twenty-five dollars to be used by the department of agriculture for the purpose of administering operation bark alert or any successor program. Animal shelters and pounds or dog pounds shall be exempt from payment of the fees under this section. License fees shall be levied for each license issued or renewed on or after January 1, 1993.