Denver, CO: State house bill HB24-1163 aimed at creating an online pet registry for the state of Colorado has just been postponed indefinitely. State representative Regina English (D-El Paso County, CO) told FOX21 the original idea behind the pet tax was inspired by concerns for senior citizens and their pets.
However, in less than a week after being introduced, State Rep English had it pulled it from the docket after receivng death threats over the proposed legislation.
As written the bill would have required a yearly fees:
This bill would have placed an enormous burden on ferret shelters, breeders, and multi-ferret households.
Had it passed, the bill would have made it unlawful to:
The proposed bill would recommend pet owners designate a caregiver for their pets in the event the owner is unable to do so. If a designated caretaker cannot be located or refuses to take custody of the animal, the pet will be taken to the animal shelter.
Originally scheduled for to be heard on February 22 at the state's capitol in Denver, the "Pet Registration" bill is now postponed indefinitely. “I can confidently say that this bill is dead,” Rep. English said.
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