(1) No person shall act as or perform the functions of a dog retailer in this state without a dog retailer license issued by the director of agriculture in accordance with this section and rules adopted under section 956.03 of the Revised Code.
(2) The director shall not issue a license under this section unless the director determines that the applicant will act as or perform the functions of a dog retailer in accordance with this chapter and rules adopted under it.
(B) A person who is proposing to act as or perform the functions of a dog retailer shall submit an application for a license to the director. During the month of December, but before the first day of January of the next year, a person who is proposing to continue to act as or perform the functions of a dog retailer shall obtain a license from the director for the following year.
(C) A person who is acting as or performing the functions of a dog retailer on the effective date of this section shall submit to the director an application for a dog retailer license not later than three months after the effective date of this section. The director shall issue or deny the application for a license within ninety days after the receipt of the completed application.
Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.150, SB 130, §1, eff. 3/13/2013.