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Pro-Animal Legislation Passed in the Rhode Island General Assembly in 2018
Legislation passed during the 2018 General Assembly Session and now the law in RI:

House Bill No. 7414 Lima, Fellela, Winfield, O'Brien, Solomon (Requires educational institutions using dogs or cats for medical research to make animals no longer useful for research available for adoption.) referred to House H.E.W.

House Bill No. 7456 SUB A Serpa, Shanley, Solomon, McKiernan, O'Brien (Makes changes in the definitions of what constitutes unlawful confinement of any sow during gestation, calf raised for veal or egg-laying hen kept on a farm, and would apply them throughout the chapter accordingly.) House Environment and Natural Resources

House Bill No. 7045 SUB A Serpa, Solomon, Shanley, O'Brien, Shekarchi Prohibits mistreatment of animals by failing to provide adequate water, shelter or veterinary care.) House H.E.W.

Senate Bill No. 2055 Lynch-Prata, Sosnowski, Coyne, Goodwin, McCaffrey (Repeals exception which allows hunting dogs to be kept outdoors in cold weather.) Senate Environment and Agriculture

Senate Bill No. 2133 Seveney, DiPalma, Coyne, Euer, Calkin (Protects homeless persons in possession of a service animal, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, from being denied access to any homeless shelter in violation of the ADA or the state or federal Fair Housing Practices Acts.) Senate Housing and Municipal Government

Senate Bill No. 2135 Ciccone, Ruggerio (Increases the penalty for repeat convictions for animal cruelty.) Senate Judiciary

Senate Bill No. 2777 SUB A BY Lombardi(Prohibits the sale of dogs until fully weaned unless approval for sale in writing is obtained from a licensed veterinarian. Violations are punishable by imprisonment not to exceed 12 months or $1,000, or both. Pounds and shelters are exempt.)

Senate Bill No. 2980 BY Ruggerio, Archambault (Requires educational institutions using dogs or cats for medical research to make animals no longer useful for research available for adoption.)

House Bill No. 7641 Shekarchi, Corvese, O'Brien, Serpa, Winfield (Prohibits the sale of dogs under 8 weeks of age unless approval for sale in writing from a licensed Rhode Island veterinarian with violations subject to imprisonment not to exceed 12 months or $1,000, or both. Pounds and shelters are exempt.) House Judiciary Companion bill:

Senate Bill No. 2777 SUB A BY Lombardi (Prohibits the sale of dogs until fully weaned unless approval for sale in writing is obtained from a licensed veterinarian. Violations are punishable by imprisonment not to exceed 12 months or $1,000, or both. Pounds and shelters are exempt.)

House Bill No. 7986 O'Brien, Almeida, Williams, McEntee, Ucci (Requires persons entrusted with an animal's care to report cruelty thereto.) House H.E.W.

House Bill No. 8170 BY Nardolillo, Shanley, Canario, Hull, Quattrocchi (Takes away the discretion of the sentencing judge in cases involving persons convicted of, or who entered a plea of nolo contendere to any misdemeanor or felony under the provisions of state law relating to cruelty to animals.)
Posted on Sep 12, 2018 by defenders


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