Maryland Anti-Declaw Bill Approved by Senate Committee

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MD Anti-Declaw Bill, SB67, Approved by Committee –

February 11, 2022 –
MD Anti-Declaw Bill SB67 passed with a 10-1 bipartisan vote by the Maryland Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee. The bill would make nontherapeutic declawing illegal and was authored by State Senator Cheryl Kagan, who is also the Vice Chair on the Committee. Paw Project Director and Founder Dr. Jennifer Conrad provided testimony at the virtual Committee hearing.

The Environment and Transportation Committee vote is pending for the MD House companion bill, HB22. The bills must pass both houses of the legislature and be signed by the governor before becoming law.