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Conservatively Speaking

State Senator Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) represents parts of four counties: Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, and Walworth. Her Senate District 28 includes New Berlin, Franklin, Greendale, Hales Corners, Muskego, Waterford, Big Bend, the town of Vernon and parts of Greenfield, East Troy, and Mukwonago. Senator Lazich has been in the Legislature for more than a decade. She considers herself a tireless crusader for lower taxes, reduced spending and smaller government.

Puppy Mill Law - State wants public input about dog seller licensing regulations

Legislation


A new state law creates a system of regulation of dog breeders, dealers, and certain animal shelters. A person involved in any of these activities is required to secure a license from the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) by June 1, 2011. DATCP is required to inspect the premises where activities are conducted before issuing a license. License holders must adhere to specific procedures outlined in the new law that was approved by the state Senate, 32-0 and the state Assembly, 96-0.

This month, state officials are holding five public hearings about proposed regulation designed to protect dogs and dog buyers. A hearing in Milwaukee is scheduled September 30.

Here is a Legislative Council memo about the new law and a news release about the public hearings.

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