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House Bill 1620

House Bill 1620

ARCHIVE (2005)

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Companion animal tax. Provides for a local option companion animal tax, not to exceed $5 per companion animal, for local animal control or to build, maintain, or operate animal care facilities. Replaces the current state dog tax and kennel fee with a state dog tax imposed at a rate of $1 per dog owned. Abolishes the dog census. Retains the town option dog tax of $2 per dog. Eliminates the township and county dog funds and the dog account of the state general fund, and provides for the disposition of money in the funds and the account. Requires reporting of dogs on the state income tax return. Establishes the dog tax board (board) and the state dog tax account (account). Provides that the board administers the account. Requires township trustees to submit animal kill claims to the board. Provides for the use of money in the account to pay for: (1) animal kill claims; (2) canine disease research; and (3) canine research and education. Makes an appropriation. (The introduced version of this bill was prepared by the interim study committee on agriculture and small business issues.)
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In Committee - first House
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