*SB 586 Bear Hunting and Nuisance Wildlife: By a vote of 22 Nay to 11 yay, the Senate voted down this inhumane and wrong-headed “nuisance” wildlife bill.

*Tax on Veterinary Services:  The Governor’s proposal to expand the sales tax to include a 6.5% sales tax on veterinary services was handily defeated in the Finance Committee.

*SB 594 Prohibition on Using a Lease to Purchase a Dog or Cat:  Beginning October 1, 2019 pet stores, on-line sellers and others will no longer be able to use a leasing contract to purchase dogs and cats in CT.