New laws took effect Wednesday

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New laws, including laws about pet shops, went into effect Wednesday.

HARTFORD, Conn. – Several new laws take effect today including new regulations on pet stores and the sale of electronic cigarettes, as well as a law cracking down on domestic violence.

Here are a few of the laws going into effect on Oct. 1 as identified in the Office of Legislative Research’s “2014 Major Public Acts” report:

Pet shop regulations — the legislation, aimed at combating “puppy mills,” requires the Department of Agriculture to establish standards of care for dogs and cats bred in Connecticut. It prevents a licensed pet shops from selling animals from breeders with U.S. Department of Agriculture violations. The bill also requires pet stores to provide customers with greater reimbursements if they sell a pet that needs medical care soon after the sale. It requires shops to post USDA reports on the breeders they use.

Electronic cigarettes — the law prohibits stores from selling electronic nicotine devices to minors and subjects violators to the same penalties as vendors who sell cigarettes to minors. The law gives investigators a longer window for determining whether a sale is considered a first-time offense.

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One response to “New laws took effect Wednesday”

  1. Seth

    Bottom line: you have got to be nutty to buy a dog from a pet store.

    Perhaps, Pet stores could offer up dog adoptions for every dog sale. Like a BOGO deal?

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