DENVER – A bill that would require Colorado residents to pay an annual pet registration fee or face stiff penalties for not doing so, according to its sponsor.
Under the legislation, residents must pay $8.50 per animal annually to register each pet, including fish.
House Bill 1163 The Department of Agriculture will be required to develop, implement and maintain an online pet registration system. In Colorado, with more than 60% of households owning pets, many with multiple animals, costs can add up quickly.
The bill was introduced by state Rep. Regina English, D-Colorado Springs. While English did not respond to a question about why she introduced the bill, she did confirm that she plans to postpone it indefinitely. The House Agriculture, Water and Natural Resources Committee is likely to kill the measure later this month.
Sen. Barbara Kirkmeyer, R-Brighton, criticized the move on X, formerly known as Twitter.
“Some of us take our jobs seriously and apparently some of us want you to pay $8.50-$25 per year to register your pet,” she said. “I’m not making this up.”
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