Roadside Sale of Live Animals

THLN's work on this bill (SB 254, passed in 2007) helped tighten up regulations governing roadside sales of live animals.  Prior to 2007, commissioners' courts in counties with a population of 2.2 million or more were authorized to regulate the sale of animals on a public highway or road, in the right-of-way of a public highway or road, or in a parking lot in the unincorporated area of the county.  Through THLN's efforts, the size county to which this law applies was reduced from 2.2 to 1.3 million or more, which gives smaller counties like Bexar and Tarrant the authority to regulate these activities.