Rule Review - Notice of Intent To Review

Chapter 91. Dog or Cat Breeders
Deadline for comments-June 13, 2016

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (Department) files this notice of intent to review and consider for re-adoption, revision, or repeal, Title 16, Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 91, Dog or Cat Breeders Program. This review and consideration is being conducted in accordance with the requirements of Texas Government Code, §2001.039.

An assessment will be made by the Department as to whether the reasons for adopting or readopting these rules continue to exist. Each rule will be reviewed to determine whether it is obsolete, whether the rule reflects current legal and policy considerations, and whether the rule reflects current procedures of the Department.

Any questions or written comments pertaining to this rule review may be submitted by mail to Pauline Easley, Legal Assistant, General Counsel's Office, Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, P.O. Box 12157, Austin, Texas 78711, or by facsimile to (512) 475-3032, or electronically to The deadline for comments is 30 days after publication in the Texas Register.

Any proposed changes to these rules as a result of the rule review will be published in the Proposed Rule Section of the Texas Register. The proposed rules will be open for public comment prior to final adoption or repeal by the Department, in accordance with the requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act, Texas Government Code, Chapter 2001.

91.1. Authority.
§91.10. Definitions.
§91.20. Applicability.
§91.21. License Required--Presumptions.
§91.22. License Required--Dog or Cat Breeder.
§91.23. License Requirements--Dog or Cat Breeder.
§91.24. License Requirements--Dog or Cat Breeders License Renewal.
§91.25. License Approval and Issuance.
§91.27. License or Registration--Notice of Proposed Denial, Opportunity to Comply.
§91.28. Department Notifications to Licensee or Registrant.
§91.29. License or Registration--Term.
§91.30. Exemptions.
§91.50. Inspections--Prelicense.
§91.51. Inspections--Prelicense Exemption.
§91.52. Inspections--Periodic.
§91.53. Out-of-Cycle Inspections.
§91.54. Corrective Actions Following Periodic or Out-of-Cycle Inspections.
§91.55. Responsibilities of the Department--Directory.
§91.56. Responsibilities of the Department--Disciplinary Database.
§91.57. Responsibilities of the Department--Consumer Interest Information.
§91.58. Responsibilities of the Department--Donations, Disbursements and Reporting.
§91.59. Responsibilities of the Department--Reporting Violations; Eligibility of Applicant.
§91.60. Responsibilities of the Department--Payment of Rewards.
§91.65. Advisory Committee.
§91.66. Responsibilities of Inspectors--Inspections, Investigations, and Reports of Animal Cruelty.
§91.71. Responsibilities of Licensee--Advertising.
§91.72. Responsibilities of Licensee--Display of Breeders License.
§91.73. Responsibilities of Licensee--Onsite Availability of Law and Rules.
§91.74. Responsibilities of Licensee--Mandatory Contract Provisions.
§91.75. Responsibilities of Licensee--Change in License Information.
§91.76. Responsibilities of Licensee--Annual Inventory.
§91.77. Responsibilities of Licensee--Animal Records Content, Availability, and Retention Period.
§91.78. Responsibilities of Licensee--Inspections.
§91.80. Fees.
§91.90. Administrative Sanctions and Penalties.
§91.91. Enforcement Authority.
§91.92. License Revocation and Suspension.
§91.100. Standards of Care--Housing Generally.
§91.101. Standards of Care--Indoor Housing Facilities.
§91.102. Standards of Care--Sheltered Housing Facilities.
§91.103. Standards of Care--Outdoor Housing Facilities.
§91.104. Standards of Care--Primary Enclosure.
§91.105. Standards of Care--Compatible Grouping.
§91.106. Standards of Care--Exercise for Dogs.
§91.107. Standards of Care--Feeding.
§91.108. Standards of Care--Watering.
§91.109. Standards of Care--Cleaning, Sanitization, Housekeeping, and Pest Control.
§91.110. Standards of Care--Onsite Personnel.
§91.111. Standards of Care--Grooming.
§91.112. Standards of Care--Veterinary Care.
§91.113. Standards of Care--Sales and Transfers.
§91.200. Transportation Standards-Food and Water Requirements.
§91.201. Transportation Standards--Mobile or Traveling Facilities.
§91.202. Transportation Standards--Primary Enclosure Used to Transport Live Dogs and Cats.

Issued in Austin, Texas on May 4, 2016.

William H. Kuntz, Jr.
Executive Director
Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation