TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Mar 27, 2017
A bill that changes laws regarding pet stores will head to a floor vote in both chambers of the state legislature, Humphrey on the Hill reports. WBIR reports that while local governments have passed ordinances limiting how pet stores can source from commercial pet breeders – including so-called puppy mills – this legislation would stop local governments from adopting or enforcing any such measures. The bill is colloquially called the “Petland Bill” because it was sponsored by Rep. Pat Marsh (R-Shelbyville), on behalf of a man opening a Petland store in West Knoxville.