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During the 2020 legislative session, Senate Bill 57 “Pet Food Fee for Neutering & Sheltering” was signed into law. This amended the New Mexico Commercial Feed Act (Section 76-19A NMSA 1978) to add a new section titled “Spay and Neuter Program Fee.” The legislation mandates that NMDA shall impose an additional fee on pet food registration for dogs and cats to fund the dog and cat spay and neuter assistance program and the animal sheltering act.
New definitions and a new section, titled Spay and Neuter Program Fee were added to the existing Commercial Feed Rule. These amendments are to bring the rule into alignment with the New Mexico Commercial Feed Act (Section 76-19A-1 NMSA 1978) as amended during the 54th Legislature regular session 2020.
Changes are effective January 1, 2021.