HOUSE BILL NO. 5588

December 01, 2021, Introduced by Reps. Clements and Puri and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

A bill to amend 1919 PA 339, entitled

"Dog law of 1919,"

by amending section 14a (MCL 287.274a), as added by 2006 PA 551.

the people of the state of michigan enact:

Sec. 14a. (1) When issuing a dog license pursuant to under section 14, a county treasurer, city clerk, city treasurer, township treasurer, or the authorized agent of a city or township treasurer, including, but not limited to, a licensed veterinarian, an animal control shelter, or an animal protection shelter, shall also provide information to the dog owner regarding both of the following:

(a) The the availability of microchip implantation and registration for dogs by a licensed veterinarian, an animal control shelter, or an animal protection shelter.

(b) The availability of a statewide tattoo identification registry for dogs maintained by the state department of agriculture.

(2) As used in this section, "animal control shelter" and "animal protection shelter" mean those terms as defined in section 1 of 1969 PA 287, MCL 287.331, and are facilities registered with the state department of agriculture pursuant to and rural development under section 6 of 1969 PA 287, MCL 287.336.