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Renewal decision

    (1)     If a licensed pet business applies to renew a licence, the authority must, within 30 days—

        (a)     renew the licence; or

        (b)     refuse to renew the licence.

    (2)     However, if the authority has asked the licensed pet business to do a thing in relation to being a licensed pet business, and the licensed pet business has not yet done the thing, the authority must not renew the licence until the thing is done.

Examples—thing to be done

1     meet condition of licence

2     pay a fee

3     provide information

    (3)     A licence may be renewed for up to 5 years.

    (4)     The renewal of a licence—

        (a)     starts immediately after the licence would have expired if it had not been renewed; and

        (b)     if there is a condition imposed on the licence—does not affect the condition.

    (5)     A renewal is subject to any condition imposed by the authority when approving the renewal.

    (6)     The authority may only impose a condition on a licence if satisfied on reasonable grounds the condition is in the interest of animal welfare.

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