This is a mandatory neuter/spay law which was to be submitted in the Oklahoma State Senate, but was shot down by The American Kennel Club and breeders before it could reach the Senate floor for consideration. Senator Sam Helton, who agreed to present the legislation, pulled the bill after receiving e-mails from the AKC site which he thought were from Oklahoma voters in opposition to the bill.

 

STATE OF OKLAHOMA

 

2 nd Session of the 49 th Legislature (2004)

 

SENATE BILL 1130 By: Helton

 

AS INTRODUCED

 

An Act relating to animals; creating the Dog and Cat Ownership Responsibility Act; providing short title; stating responsibility of dog and cat ownership; defining terms; requiring certain animals of a certain age to be neutered or spayed; providing exceptions; specifying type and cost of certain licenses; requiring disclosure of permit or license number; setting fine and penalty; requiring the State Department of Health to promulgate rules; authorizing the Department to contract with certain persons to issue licenses; providing for apportionment of revenue; providing for codification; and providing an effective date.

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA:

 

SECTION 1. NEW LAW A new section of law to be codified in the Oklahoma Statutes as Section 499.11 of Title 4, unless there is created a duplication in numbering, reads as follows:

This act shall be known and may be cited as the “Dog and Cat Ownership Responsibility Act”.

SECTION 2. NEW LAW A new section of law to be codified in the Oklahoma Statutes as Section 499.12 of Title 4, unless there is created a duplication in numbering, reads as follows:

For the purposes of this act, “Dog and Cat Ownership Responsibility” means responsible pet ownership by discouraging breeding, reducing pet over-population by encouraging spaying or neutering of pets, and ensuring that each cat and dog born in the State of Oklahoma has a good and permanent home.

SECTION 3. NEW LAW A new section of law to be codified in the Oklahoma Statutes as Section 499.13 of Title 4, unless there is created a duplication in numbering, reads as follows:

 

Req. No. 1933

As used in the Dog and Cat Ownership Responsibility Act:

 

SECTION 4. NEW LAW A new section of law to be codified in the Oklahoma Statutes as Section 499.14 of Title 4, unless there is created a duplication in numbering, reads as follows:

 

SECTION 5. NEW LAW A new section of law to be codified in the Oklahoma Statutes as Section 499.15 of Title 4, unless there is created a duplication in numbering, reads as follows:

The license for breeding referred to in Section 3 of this act shall be called the “Intact/Breeding/Sale License or Permit”. There shall be three (3) classes of licenses as described below:

 

SECTION 6. NEW LAW A new section of law to be codified in the Oklahoma Statutes as Section 499.16 of Title 4, unless there is created a duplication in numbering, reads as follows:

SECTION 7. NEW LAW A new section of law to be codified in the Oklahoma Statutes as Section 499.17 of Title 4, unless there is created a duplication in numbering, reads as follows: