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Important Animal Protection Legislation Passed in Rhode Island
Senate Bill No. 2312 SUB A
BY Ruggerio, Sosnowski, Miller, Archambault, Goldin
(would specifically make it a misdemeanor to confine any animal in a motor vehicle if it is done in a manner that places the animal in a life or extreme health threatening situation)
Posted on Jun 30, 2014 by defenders


2014 Legislation Supported or Opposed by Defenders of Animals
Senate Bill No. 2138
BY Walaska
(would create an animal abuser registry and would provide for penalties for failure to register)
01/29/2014 Introduced, referred to Senate Environment and Agriculture

Senate Bill No. 2139
BY Walaska, Ruggerio
(would ban battery cages during farming of chickens)
01/29/2014 Introduced, referred to Senate Environment and Agriculture

Senate Bill No. 2189
BY Archambault, Ruggerio, DiPalma, Goldin, Lombardi
(would regulate the treatment of captive elephants and would make the inhumane treatment of elephants in violation of this section a felony)
01/30/2014 Introduced, referred to Senate Environment and Agriculture

Senate Bill No. 2312 SUB A
BY Ruggerio, Sosnowski, Miller, Archambault, Goldin
(would specifically make it a misdemeanor to confine any animal in a motor vehicle if it is done in a manner that places the animal in a life or extreme health threatening situation)
05/28/2014 Senate passed Sub A
05/29/2014 Referred to House Judiciary

Senate Bill No. 2739
BY Archambault, Ciccone, Lombardi, Ruggerio
(This act would require that animal shelters meet certain specified conditions prior to euthanizing an animal.)
03/06/2014 Introduced, referred to Senate Environment and Agriculture

House Bill No. 7019
BY Canario, Edwards, Gallison, Finn, Marshall
(would require persons who have been convicted of felony animal abuse to annually register with his/her local police dept. for 15 years.)
02/21/2014 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/26/2014)
02/26/2014 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

House Bill No. 7099
BY Shekarchi, Ackerman, Coderre, Serpa, Costa
(would authorize a sentencing judge to consider extreme circumstances when determining a penalty for a person convicted of animal cruelty)
02/21/2014 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/26/2014)
02/26/2014 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

House Bill No. 7187
BY Fellela, Serpa, Messier, Dickinson, Ucci
(would require that animal shelters meet certain specified conditions prior to euthanizing an animal)
01/23/2014 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary
02/21/2014 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/26/2014)
02/26/2014 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

House Bill No. 7192
BY Gallison, Serpa, Shekarchi, Casey, Fellela
(would specifically regulate the treatment of captive elephants and would make the inhumane treatment of elephants a felony)
04/07/2014 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/15/2014)
04/15/2014 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

House Resolution No. 7221
BY Morgan, Trillo, Costa, Newberry, Chippendale
ENTITLED, HOUSE RESOLUTION RESPECTFULLY REQUESTING THAT THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND ADOPT A MANDATORY CHILD ABUSE/DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND ANIMAL ABUSE CROSS REPORTING SYSTEM (State of Rhode Island Adopt a mandatory child abuse/domestic violence and animal abuse cross reporting system)
02/21/2014 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/26/2014)
02/26/2014 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

House Bill No. 7496
(by request)
BY Abney, Ackerman, Martin, Ruggiero, Casey
(would specifically make it a misdemeanor to confine any animal in a motor vehicle if it is done in a manner that places the animal in a life or extreme health threatening situation)
02/13/2014 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary
02/21/2014 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/26/2014)
02/26/2014 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

House Bill No. 7595
BY O'Brien, Almeida, McNamara, Keable, Kazarian
(This act would double the maximum prison sentence from two (2) to four (4) years as well as increasing the required community service for the malicious injury or killing of animals.)

02/26/2014 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary
04/07/2014 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/15/2014)
04/15/2014 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

House Bill No. 7670
BY Palangio, Canario, Cimini, Lima, DeSimone
(Requires sheltering and nourishment of dogs conform to standards by Tufts Animal Care and Conditions Scale regarding conditions and sets penalties for violations.)
02/27/2014 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.
03/24/2014 Scheduled for hearing (03/26/2014)
03/26/2014 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

House Bill No. 7888
BY Ucci, Winfield, Martin, Abney, O'Brien
(This act would require that all dogs be quarantined for at least forty-eight (48) hours to allow a veterinarian to examine the dog and either issue a health certificate or continue the quarantine until the dog is free of any and all diseases.)
03/06/2014 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

House Bill No. 8205
BY Palangio, Serpa, Lima, Bennett, Winfield
(This act would require that dogs be spayed if they are over six (6) months old unless adopted from a licensed releasing agency or if an "intact" permit is issued for the dog.)
05/15/2014 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.
05/19/2014 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (05/21/2014)
05/21/2014 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Senate Bill No. 2140
BY Miller, Lynch, Metts
(would prohibit the taking, killing, destroying, pursuing or molesting of any wild bird along the west shore of the Providence River from Gaspee Point to Fields Point)
01/29/2014 Introduced, referred to Senate Environment and Agriculture

House Bill No. 7858(by request)
BY Guthrie
(Makes it a felony to hunt deer on privately owned land without the written permission of the owner. This act would also make it a felony to make, set or use any trap or salt lick or other device to ensnare, entice, take, injure or kill a deer.)
03/04/2014 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary
04/07/2014 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/09/2014)
04/09/2014 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Senate Bill No. 2140
BY Miller, Lynch, Metts
(would prohibit the taking, killing, destroying, pursuing or molesting of any wild bird along the west shore of the Providence River from Gaspee Point to Fields Point)
01/29/2014 Introduced, referred to Senate Environment and Agriculture

Defenders of Animals is opposed to the following legislation:



Senate Bill No. 2687 SUB A
(Environmental Management)
BY Sosnowski
(would allow the director of environmental management to appoint one or more inspectors in the state rather than a commissioner in each county to inquire into the condition of any domestic animal)
03/05/2014 Introduced, referred to Senate Environment and Agriculture
05/14/2014 Committee recommends passage of Sub A
05/15/2014 Placed on Senate Calendar (05/21/2014)
05/21/2014 Senate passed Sub A
05/22/2014 Referred to House Environment and Natural Resources
05/30/2014 Scheduled for consideration (06/05/2014)

Senate Bill No. 2691
(Environmental Management)
BY Sosnowski, Archambault, Cool Rumsey, Goldin
(Requires the DEM director to approve the new location and manner of relocation of animals displaced from facilities that had their license or registration revoked.)
03/05/2014 Introduced, referred to Senate Environment and Agriculture
05/14/2014 Committee recommends passage
05/15/2014 Placed on Senate Calendar (05/21/2014)
05/21/2014 Senate read and passed
05/22/2014 Referred to House Judiciary

House Bill No. 7198
BY Bennett, Shekarchi, Ferri, McNamara, Messier
(would provide that breed specific municipal laws be limited to spaying or neutering)
01/23/2014 Introduced, referred to House Municipal Government
01/31/2014 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/06/2014)
02/06/2014 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

House Bill No. 7266
BY Guthrie, Bennett, Corvese, Ucci
(would exclude from the definition of "vicious dogs", any dog which is owned, harbored or trained for the purposes of dog fighting)
01/30/2014 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary
02/21/2014 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/26/2014)
02/26/2014 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

House Bill No. 7480 SUB A
(Environmental Management)
BY Shekarchi, Costantino, Ackerman, Ruggiero, Serpa
(would allow the director of environmental management to appoint one or more inspectors in the state rather than a commissioner in each county to inquire into the condition of any domestic animal)
02/13/2014 Introduced, referred to House Environment and Natural Resources
04/17/2014 Committee recommends passage
05/20/2014 House passed as amended (floor amendment)
05/22/2014 Referred to Senate Environment and Agriculture
05/23/2014 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (05/28/2014)
05/28/2014 Committee recommends passage of Sub A


House Bill No. 7630
BY Bennett, Shekarchi, McNamara, Ferri, Hull
This act would allow the city of Warwick to enact or adopt a rule, regulation or ordinance pertaining to spaying or neutering of pit bulls and Staffordshire bull terriers located in the city.
02/26/2014 Introduced, referred to House Municipal Government
03/20/2014 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


House Bill No. 7671
BY Finn, Abney, Gallison, Martin, Canario
(Would eliminate the present five (5) day impoundment holding period to adopt a kitten or puppy from a litter, if they are less than six (6) months old. A "litter" shall be considered two (2) or more animals of apparently the same age, breed or mix.)
02/27/2014 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.
03/24/2014 Scheduled for hearing (03/26/2014)
03/26/2014 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


House Bill No. 8067
(by request)
BY Shekarchi, Phillips
(This act would create the Ocean State Animal Coalition motor vehicle plate to help raise revenue and provide reduce-price spaying and neutering services for cats and dogs.)

04/17/2014 Introduced, referred to House Finance
05/02/2014 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (05/07/2014)
05/07/2014 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


Senate Bill No. 2266
BY Sosnowski, Hodgson, Kettle, Cool Rumsey, Cote
(would allow farmers to protect their crops by hunting and possessing deer without first obtaining deer tags or a hunting license)
02/04/2014 Introduced, referred to Senate Environment and Agriculture
05/02/2014 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (05/07/2014)
05/07/2014 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Senate Bill No. 2914
BY Sosnowski
(This act authorizes the director of DEM to issue special collector's permits for taking, handling and/or possession of any species of wild animals for studies of wildlife populations.)
04/30/2014 Introduced, referred to Senate Environment and Agriculture

House Bill No. 7859
BY Chippendale
(This act would allow the killing or trapping of an otter if done in accordance with regulations adopted by the director of the department of environmental management.)
03/04/2014 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary
04/02/2014 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/09/2014)
04/09/2014 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

House Bill No. 7860
BY Chippendale
(This act would permit the hunting of migratory game birds by archery equipment including crossbow.)
03/04/2014 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary
04/02/2014 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/09/2014)
04/09/2014 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

House Bill No. 7778
BY Walsh, Corvese
Authorizes the DEM director to issue special permits for taking, handling and/or possession of wild animals, notwithstanding the prohibition of silencers and loaded weapons in vehicles.)

02/27/2014 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary
04/02/2014 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/09/2014)
04/09/2014 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

House Bill No. 7344
BY Walsh, Costantino, Chippendale, Bennett
(would allow farmers to protect their crops by hunting and possessing deer without first obtaining deer tags or a hunting license)
02/06/2014 Introduced, referred to House Environment and Natural Resources
02/21/2014 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/27/2014)
02/27/2014 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Senate Bill No. 2953
(Environmental Management)
BY Sosnowski
(Enables the director of department of environmental management to monitor special permits to take or possess any species of wild animals.)
05/01/2014 Introduced, referred to Senate Environment and Agriculture
05/02/2014 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (05/07/2014)
05/07/2014 Committee recommends passage
05/08/2014 Placed on Senate Calendar (05/14/2014)
05/14/2014 Senate read and passed
05/15/2014 Referred to House Judiciary
Posted on Jun 01, 2014 by defenders


2013 Legislation Supported by Defenders of Animals
House Bill No. 5333
BY Fellela, Costantino, Giarrusso, Winfield, Ucci
(would require that animal shelters meet certain specified conditions prior to euthanizing an animal) referred to House Judiciary
Animal shelters shall meet the following conditions
before euthanizing an animal
(1) The holding period for the animal has expired;
And (2) There are no empty cages, kennels or other living environments in the shelter suitable for the animal; and (3) A foster home is not available through another municipal or private animal shelter or Rhode Island incorporated animal organization; and (4) Another municipal or private animal shelter or Rhode Island incorporated animal organization is
unwilling to accept the animal; and (5) The animal care or control manager of the anima
l shelter has certified that the above conditions have been met and that he/she has no other reasonable alternative.

House Bill No. 5398
BY Shekarchi, Baldelli-Hunt, Costantino, Serpa, Ferri
(would impose additional regulations on the operation of pet grooming facilities.)
02/13/2013 Introduced, referred to House Corporations

2013 -- H 5671
Introduced By: Representatives Palangio, Williams,
Palumbo, Lima,and DeSimone Referred To:
House Judiciary 4-13-43. Prohibition of breed specific regulation.
No city or town may enact any rule, regulation or
ordinance specific to any breedof dog, cat or other animal.

2013 -- S 0177
Introduced By:
Senators Ruggerio, Sosnowski, Lombardi, Miller,
and Satchell
To: Senate Environment & Agriculture
4-1-41. Devocalization or declawing as requirement
for property occupancy
This act would provide penalties for requiring the
devocalization of dogs and cats as a condition of real estate occupancy.

2013 -- S 0316
ADOPTION OF
SPAYED OR NEUTERED CATS
Introduced By:
Senators Bates, and Ottiano
Referred To:
Senate Environment & Agriculture

This act would impose a fine of three hundred dollars ($300) to be paid to the state department
of environmental management on any
licensed releasing agency offering unspayed or unneutered cats for sale or adoption.
2013 -- S 0407
Introduced By:
Senators Ciccone, and DiPalma
Referred To:
Senate Environment & Agriculture

This act would expand the meaning of unnecessary cruelty to one who willfully, intentionally, maliciously, recklessly and/or knowingly authorizes or permits that animal to be subjected to unnecessary torture, suffering or
cruelty of any kind. This act would also defines
“adequate living conditions.”

2013 -- S 0484
Introduced By:
Senators Bates, and Kettle
Referred To:
Senate Environment & Agriculture

This act would expand the meaning of unnecessary cruelty to one who willfully, intentionally, maliciously, recklessly and/or knowingly authorizes or permits that animal to be subjected to unnecessary torture, suffering or
cruelty of any kind. This act would also defines
“adequate living conditions.”

2013 -- H 5122
Introduced By:
Representatives Gallison, Azzinaro, Abney,
McLaughlin, and Messier
Referred To:House Veterans` Affairs This act would establish March 13 as “K-9 Veterans’
Day.”


2013 -- H 5426
Introduced By:
Representatives Serpa, Fellela, Costa, Shekarchi,
and Azzinaro
Referred To:
House Judiciary

This act would provide penalties for requiring the devocalization of dogs and cats as a
condition of real estate occupancy.

2013 -- H 5429
Representatives Shekarchi, Baldelli-Hunt,
Costantino, Serpa, and Ferri
Referred To: House Judiciary
4-19-22. Rhode Island incorporated animal welfare or animal rights organization may assist pet owner in adoption process. --
Nothing in this title shall prohibit a Rhode Island
incorporated animal welfare or animal rights organization
from assisting a pet owner in the
adoption process; provided, that the said organization is not involved in the sale of such animal. Nothing in this title, shall prohibit a Rhode Island incorporated animal welfare or animal rights group from fostering a dog or cat provided it follows the limits on the number of dogs and cats that can be housed under the local city or town ordinance.

2013 -- H 5431
Introduced By:
Representatives Shekarchi, Baldelli-Hunt,
Costantino, Serpa, and Ferri
Referred To:
House Judiciary
This act would expand the definition of guardian,
in the law on animal care, to include a Rhode Island incorporated animal welfare or animal rights group

2013 -- H 5492
Introduced By:
Representatives Hearn, Amore, and Kazarian
Referred To:
House Judiciary
This act would impose a fine of three hundred dollars ($300) to be paid to the state
department of environmental management on any
licensed releasing agency offering unspayed or unneutered cats for sale or adoption.

2013 -- H 5494
Representatives DeSimone, Ackerman, Lima, Fellela,
and Shekarchi
Referred To:
House Judiciary
This act would expand the meaning of unnecessary cruelty to one who willfully, intentionally, maliciously, recklessly and/or knowingly authorizes or permits that animal to be subjected to unnecessary torture, suffering or cruelty of any kind. This act would also defines
“adequate living conditions.”
Posted on Mar 03, 2013 by defenders


2012 Rhode Island Legislation Supported by Defenders of Animals
Senate Bill No. 2031
BY Tassoni, Lynch, Doyle
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY -- PSITTACINE BIRDS (would permit birds exposed to psittacosis to be treated rather than destroyed. In addition, it would permit microchip identification of the breeder by whom they were bred)
01/11/2012 Introduced, referred to Senate Environment and Agriculture
02/02/2012 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/15/2012)
02/15/2012 Committee recommends passage
02/16/2012 Placed on Senate Calendar (02/29/2012)
02/29/2012 Senate read and passed
03/01/2012 Referred to House Judiciary
04/27/2012 Scheduled for consideration (05/01/2012)
05/01/2012 Committee recommends passage in concurrence
05/01/2012 Placed on House Calendar (05/08/2012)
05/08/2012 House passed in concurrence
05/08/2012 Transmitted to Governor

Senate Bill No. 2032
BY Tassoni, Lynch, Perry, Pinga
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY -- ANIMAL ABUSER REGISTRY (would create an animal abuser registry and would provide for penalties for failure to register)
01/11/2012 Introduced, referred to Senate Environment and Agriculture
02/02/2012 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/15/2012)
02/15/2012 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Senate Bill No. 2033
BY Tassoni, Lynch, Perry, Pinga
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY -- IMPORTATION OF WILD ANIMALS (would prohibit the ownership of alligators, crocodiles, pythons and boa constrictors/ownership shall be punishable by a fine of not less than one thousand dollars)
01/11/2012 Introduced, referred to Senate Environment and Agriculture
02/02/2012 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/15/2012)
02/15/2012 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Senate Bill No. 2035 SUB A
BY Tassoni, Lynch, Perry, Pinga
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY - DOGS (would provide guidelines and penalties for any person that keeps a dog outside tethered, penned, caged, fenced or otherwise confined without adequate shelter)
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01/11/2012 Introduced, referred to Senate Environment and Agriculture
02/02/2012 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/15/2012)
02/15/2012 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
03/30/2012 Scheduled for consideration (04/04/2012)
04/04/2012 Committee recommends passage of Sub A
04/10/2012 Placed on Senate Calendar (04/12/2012)
04/12/2012 Senate voted to recommit to Senate Environment & Agriculture

Senate Bill No. 2084
BY DeVall, Crowley, Nesselbush, Tassoni
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY -- SALE OR ADOPTION OF SPAYED OR NEUTERED CATS (would impose a fine of three hundred dollars ($300) to be paid to the state department of environmental management on any licensed releasing agency offering unspayed or unneutered cats for sale or adoption.)
01/18/2012 Introduced, referred to Senate Environment and Agriculture
02/02/2012 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/15/2012)
02/15/2012 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Senate Bill No. 2191
BY Ruggerio, Perry, Miller, Tassoni
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY -- UNLAWFUL CONFINEMENT OF A COVERED ANIMAL (would prohibit the unlawful confinement of calves raised for veal or sows during gestation.)
01/24/2012 Introduced, referred to Senate Environment and Agriculture
03/02/2012 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/07/2012)
03/07/2012 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Senate Bill No. 2192 SUB A
BY Ruggerio, Sosnowski, Walaska, McCaffrey, Bates
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY (would prohibit the docking of the tails of bovines except under certain conditions.)
01/24/2012 Introduced, referred to Senate Environment and Agriculture
02/02/2012 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/15/2012)
02/15/2012 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
03/30/2012 Scheduled for consideration (04/04/2012)
04/04/2012 Committee recommends passage of Sub A
04/10/2012 Placed on Senate Calendar (04/12/2012)
04/12/2012 Senate passed Sub A
04/12/2012 Referred to House Judiciary

Senate Bill No. 2193
BY Ruggerio, Perry, Sosnowski, Tassoni, Miller
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY - CRUELTY TO ANIMALS (would provide penalties for the devocalization of dogs and cats.)
01/24/2012 Introduced, referred to Senate Environment and Agriculture
02/02/2012 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/15/2012)
02/15/2012 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Senate Bill No. 2394
(by request)
BY Ottiano
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO FISH AND WILDLIFE - WATERFOWL HUNTING - PORTSMOUTH (would set limits on waterfowl hunting in Portsmouth.)

02/15/2012 Introduced, referred to Senate Environment and Agriculture

House Bill No. 7137
BY Petrarca, Winfield
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY -- PSITTACINE BIRDS (Would permit birds exposed to psittacosis to be treated rather than destroyed. In addition, it would permit microchip identification by the breeder by whom they were bred.)
01/17/2012 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary
02/08/2012 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/14/2012)
02/14/2012 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
04/19/2012 Scheduled for consideration (04/24/2012)
04/24/2012 Committee recommends passage
04/24/2012 Placed on House Calendar (04/26/2012)
04/26/2012 House read and passed
05/03/2012 Referred to Senate Environment and Agriculture
05/04/2012 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (05/09/2012)
05/09/2012 Committee recommends passage in concurrence

House Bill No. 7140
BY Petrarca, Corvese, Winfield, Keable, Azzinaro
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY -- ANIMAL ABUSER REGISTRY (would create an animal abuser registry and would provide for penalties for failure to register.)
01/17/2012 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary
02/08/2012 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/14/2012)
02/14/2012 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

House Bill No. 7180 as amended
BY Serpa, Silva, Fellela, Gallison, Coderre
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY -- UNLAWFUL CONFINEMENT OF A COVERED ANIMAL (would prohibit the unlawful confinement of calves raised for veal or sows during gestation)
01/18/2012 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary
02/08/2012 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration
02/10/2012 Committee postponed at request of sponsor (02/14/2012)
02/27/2012 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/06/2012)
03/06/2012 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
04/27/2012 Scheduled for consideration (05/01/2012)
05/01/2012 Committee recommends passage
05/01/2012 Placed on House Calendar (05/08/2012)
05/08/2012 House passed as amended (floor amendment)

House Bill No. 7433
(by request)
BY Gallison
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO FISH AND WILDLIFE - WATERFOWL HUNTING - PORTSMOUTH (would set limits on waterfowl hunting in Portsmouth.)
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02/08/2012 Introduced, referred to House Municipal Government
02/20/2012 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration
02/29/2012 Committee postponed at request of sponsor (03/01/2012)
03/16/2012 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/22/2012)
03/22/2012 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

House Bill No. 7536
BY Trillo, Costa, Morgan, Lima
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT -- PETS (would allow domesticated animals or birds weighing less than thirty-five pounds (35 lbs.) to accompany their owners at state-owned campgrounds.)
02/15/2012 Introduced, referred to House Environment and Natural Resources
02/21/2012 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/29/2012)
03/29/2012 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

House Bill No. 7663
BY DeSimone, Lima, Slater
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY - DOGS (rules & penalties/ persons that keeps a dog outside tethered, penned, caged, fenced or otherwise confined w/o adequate shelter from the elements & would add definitions of proper food, proper water & proper vet care to the ch. on cruelty to animals.)
02/16/2012 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary
03/16/2012 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/28/2012)
03/28/2012 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

House Bill No. 7926
(by request)
BY Palumbo, Jacquard
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - MISCELLANEOUS RULES (would prohibit dogs from sitting on the lap of a motor vehicle operator. Any person in violation of such would be subject to fines.)
03/08/2012 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

House Bill No. 8014
BY Serpa
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY -- SALE OR ADOPTION OF SPAYED OR NEUTERED CATS (would impose a fine to be paid to the state department of environmental management on any licensed releasing agency offering unspayed or unneutered cats for sale or adoption)
03/28/2012 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

House Bill No. 8100
BY Fellela, Serpa, Ferri, Gallison
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY - ANIMAL CARE (would require that animal shelters establish a registry of all organizations willing to accept animals for adoption or long-term placement, and would further require that animal shelters meet certain conditions prior to euthanizing an animal.)
05/01/2012 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary.
Posted on May 10, 2012 by defenders


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