SB756 - Revises certain fees and provisions of the Animal Care Facilities Act
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||Revises certain fees and provisions of the Animal Care Facilities Act
HCS/SCS/SB 756 - This act modifies the licensure,
inspection, and funding of animal care facilities. Currently,
Section 273.327, RSMo, requires the licensure of animal care
facilities. This act establishes a $100 minimum license fee for
such facilities. An additional fee of $1 per animal will also be
charged. All other per capita fees must be set by rule by the
Director of the Department of Agriculture.
Section 273.333 allows the inspection of animal care
facilities for violations. This act allows administrative
penalties up to $2,000 for each violation and payment to the
Animal Care Reserve Fund instead of General Revenue.
Section 273.348 requires facilities to be open for
inspection. New language prohibits any person from inspecting
who is within the third degree of consanguinity to the owner.
Section 273.352 establishes an advisory committee. This act
expands the committee to fourteen members, with the additional
member representing an animal welfare association. Members may
serve up to six years and will be appointed by the Governor,
rather than the Director, with consent from the Senate.
Currently, Section 273.357, RSMo, creates the Animal Care
Reserve Fund. This act allows the Fund to receive contributions
from other sources, including appropriations. Any portion of the
fund not immediately needed must be invested by the State
Treasurer and any interest earned shall remain with the fund.