Section 45 of chapter 129 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting the following new section at the end thereof :-
Section 45A. The Department of Agricultural Resources in conjunction with the Attorney General shall examine the conditions surrounding the sale and purchase of horses and shall adopt regulations to prevent unfair or deceptive trade practices. The department shall promulgate regulations ensuring the consumer is protected in the purchase of a horse. Said regulations shall include, at least; the disclosure of the legal owner and buyer of the horse and any dual agency to the buyer and seller; the disclosure of relevant medical conditions, defects, and surgeries; the conduct or alterations that could affect the performance of a horse; and the need for a written bill of sale.
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