Appointed by Senate President: Benjamin F. Kramer
Appointed by House Speaker: one vacancy
Appointed by Secretary of Agriculture: not yet appointed
Ex officio: Brian E. Frosh, Attorney General; Joseph Bartenfelder, Secretary of Agriculture.
Staff: Cassandra R. (Cassie) Shirk
Wayne A. Cawley, Jr. Building, 50 Harry S Truman Parkway, Annapolis, Maryland, June 2004. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
In July 2021, the Task Force to Study Canine Breeding Facilities and Sourcing Standards was formed by the General Assembly ((Chapter 448, Acts of 2021).
The Task Force is to study dog breeding facilities and on-line sales of dogs through breeding facilities.
Achievements over the past twenty years in combating substandard breeding practices will be reviewed by the Task Force, along with current efforts to address substandard canine breeding practices. Also, nongovernmental comprehensive standards for canine breeding are to be identified. Facilities in full compliance with such standards will be visited by the Task Force to determine whether gaps exist between nongovernmental comprehensive standards and those of State and other governmental agencies.
Further, the Task Force will recommend ways to align State breeding standards with those set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and any necessary legislative action necessary to meet those standards.
Authorization for the Task Force ends June 30, 2022.
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