SB 1620

85(R) - 2017
Senate Intergovernmental Relations
Senate Intergovernmental Relations

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Positive


Van Taylor

Bill Caption

Relating to the regulation of raising or keeping six or fewer chickens by a political subdivision.

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

SB 1620 would block a political subdivision from imposing a local-level regulation on the keeping of chickens which prohibits an individual from keeping six or fewer chickens in the subdivision. This bill would permit a subdivision to set a cap greater than six, regulate the distance between coops and residential dwellings, prohibit roosters, and prohibit breeding.

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill supports the principles of limited government and individual liberty by allowing for the keeping of at least six chickens anywhere in the state. For this reason, we support SB 1620.