- Introduced -

SB 756 - Current law provides a license fee of between $100 and $500 for animal care facilities and exempts pounds, dog pounds, and animal shelters from license fees. This act sets a minimum fee for inspection of a facility at $100 annually. The fee is applied to facilities which were previously exempt and the act allows the Director of the Department of Agriculture to establish fees by rule.

Any facility inspected in response to a complaint will not be charged for such inspection. However, a violation of animal care standards discovered upon such inspection may still expose the facility to an administrative penalty. The payment of administrative penalties for violations shall be made to the Animal Care Reserve Fund instead of General Revenue.

Moneys in the Animal Care Reserve Fund may be invested by the State Treasurer and any interest earned will remain with the fund.