Pa. may expand ‘puppy lemon law’

    A measure expanding Pennsylvania’s “puppy lemon law” could be up for a Senate vote as soon as next week.

    The 1997 measure lets consumers seek reimbursement or refunds from breeders who sell them sick puppies or dogs with chronic conditions.

    Sen. Stewart Greenleaf, who represents parts of Montgomery and Bucks counties, sponsored this year’s update.

    “The overall purpose of it is to make the bill more effective, and also make it more enforceable,” said Greenleaf. “Because the one condition in regard to the buyer certification, they only had a few days to do an awful lot, and it just wasn’t feasible.”

    The measure lengthens the opportunity owners have to get a veterinarian’s certification of an illness or condition.

    It passed a Senate committee earlier this month.

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