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House of Representatives
Session of 2013 - 2014 Regular Session


Posted: January 3, 2013 12:57 PM
From: Representative Jesse White
To: All House members
Subject: Re-Introduction of Legislation - Tax Credit for the Adoption of a Dog or Cat (Formerly HB 1765)
In the near future, I will introduce legislation that would provide a tax credit for the adoption of a dog or cat.

With the economic downturn, Pennsylvania’s animal shelters, associations, and rescue agencies have seen a dramatic increase in the number of homeless dogs and cats statewide. While many people want to adopt a dog or cat, they are concerned about the expenses they would incur by doing so.

The legislation I will be introducing would provide a tax credit for the cost of the adoption of a dog or cat from a pound, shelter, society, or other protective or rescue association for the prevention of cruelty to animals. The amount of the credit would be $300 per taxable year.

This legislation is strongly supported by The Humane Society of the United States.

Previous Co-Sponsors: Rep. Bishop, Rep. K. Boyle, Rep. Briggs, Rep. V. Brown, Rep. Davis, Rep. Deasy, Rep. Fabrizio, Rep. Gibbons, Rep. Harhai, Rep. Killion, Rep. Kortz, Rep. Longietti, Rep. Mahoney, Rep. M. O'Brien, Rep. Petrarca, Rep. Ravenstahl, Rep. Readshaw, Rep. Reed, Rep. Sainato, Rep. Santasiero, Rep. Scavello, Rep. Simmons, Rep. Stephens, Rep. Swanger, and Rep. Youngblood.

Introduced as HB850