Lufkin City Council votes against measure to regulate roadside animal sales
In a split vote, the Lufkin City Council on Tuesday night decided not to approve the first reading of an ordinance that would have regulated sales of domesticated animals on roadsides and parking lots in the city, effectively killing the measure.
Council members Don Langston, Lynn Torres, Robert Shankle and Victor Travis voted against the proposed ordinance.
The proposed ordinance would have required breeders to submit an application to the city’s animal control department, pass a pre-license inspection with a veterinarian or law enforcement agency, provide proof they have written permission from the owner or manager of a commercial parking lot allowing the breeder to sell there, and pay a license fee.
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