Here are the highlights from news and events that took place in the General Assembly this year.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

PERSONAL RIGHTS

 

EDUCATION

 

TAXPAYER/WORKER/CONSUMER PROTECTION

 

OPIOID CRISIS

 

HEALTH

 

CHILD PROTECTION

 

SENIORS

 

SMALL BUSINESS

 

TRANSPORTATION

 

ANIMALS

  • Lawmakers passed legislation requiring all pet shops to provide records to the Department of Environmental Management including breeder information, health certification, license and inspection information for each dog or cat offered for sale.
  • The legislature passed a bill that prevents owners from misrepresenting a pet as a service animal in order to gain access to rights or privileges reserved for disabled individuals with service animals.
  • The General Assembly approved a law that adds pets to domestic violence protective orders.

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