On June 11, 2013, the PA House returned Senate Bill 526 back to the Senate for reconsideration. The bill, which concerns sanitation standards for livestock being transported for the purpose of exhibition, was passed in the Senate on May 14, 2013 and was sent to the House for consideration. The bill requires that owners of animals at exhibitions must present a valid Pennsylvania health certificate or an interstate veterinary certificate of inspection proving a veterinary consultation relationship to the operator of the exhibition. The House made amendments to the bill and passed its version on June 11, 2013. The next step will be for the Senate to reconsider the bill and, if no amendments are made, the bill will be sent to the Governor for approval.For more information, please see the PA General Assembly’s website.
Written By Sarah L. Doyle – Research Assistant
The Agricultural Law Resource and Reference Center
June 12, 2013