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Rhode Island Legislation Update March 5, 2017
We need our members and supporters to attend the hearings on Wednesday, March 8 and to send emails to the members of the HEW Committee asking them to vote FOR H-5160; H-5161; and H-5326. Please ask the members to vote AGAINST H-5386 and H-5470.
Notice of Public Hearings:
Wednesday, March 8, 2017,
Room 101, RI State House
Time: Rise of the House (4:30 PM) Defenders of Animals is supporting Bills H-5160; H-5161; and H-5326.

March 6, 2017
House Bill No. 5160
BY Lima, Serpa, Fellela, Keable, Fogarty
(Prohibits declawing on a cat or other animal, unless a veterinarian has determined that the procedure is necessary for a therapeutic purpose. Any person who violates this section would be subject to a fine.)
Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/08/2017)

House Bill No. 5161
BY Lima, Serpa, Keable, Fogarty, Fellela
DISPOSITION OF RESEARCH ANIMALS (Requires educational institutions using dogs or cats for medical research to make animals no longer useful for research available for adoption.)
Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/08/2017)

House Bill No. 5326
BY Solomon, Edwards, O'Brien, Williams, Serpa (Requires that the sheltering and nourishment of dogs conform to the industry standards established by the Tufts Animal Care and Conditions Scale regarding outside sheltering, proper nourishment, sanitary conditions, and physical condition.)
Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/08/2017)
We are OPPOSED to the following two bills:

House Bill No. 5386
BY Filippi, Roberts, Quattrocchi, Chippendale, Price
(Allows non-veterinarians to perform certain husbandry procedures that are commonly performed by owners of animal pets and livestock.)
Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/08/2017)

House Bill No. 5470
(Dept. of Environmental Management)
BY Shekarchi, Bennett, Shanley, Cunha, Filippi
(Removes certain restrictions on who can perform routine husbandry procedures on livestock and allows a licensed human medical practitioner to assist a licensed veterinarian.)
Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/08/2017)

House HEW Committee
rep-ackerman@rilegislature.gov
rep-azzinaro@rilegislature.gov
rep-bennett@rilegislature.gov
rep-casimiro@rilegislature.gov
rep-donovan@rilegislature.gov
rep-handy@rilegislature.gov
rep-lancia@rilegislature.gov
rep-maldonado@rilegislature.gov
rep-mcnamara@rilegislature.gov
rep-perez@rilegislature.gov
rep-phillips@rilegislature.gov
rep-ranglin-vassell@rilegislature.gov
rep-roberts@rilegislature.gov
rep-walsh@rilegislature.gov


We need our members and supporters to attend the hearings on Tuesday, March 7 and to send emails to the members of the House Judiciary Committee listed below to support the following bills on this Page and the following page:

House Bill No. 5556
BY Lima, Coughlin, Solomon, O'Brien, Fellela PETS--CUSTODY (Requires the best interest of a domestic animal to be considered in awarding possession to a party to the action.) House Judiciary Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/07/2017)

House Bill No. 5104
BY Corvese, Ucci, Winfield, Azzinaro, Coughlin
ANIMAL ABUSER REGISTRY ACT (Creates the "Animal Abuser Registry Act" which requires all persons convicted of animal abuse to register with an online registry to be established and maintained by the attorney general's office.)
House Judiciary Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/07/2017)



House Resolution No. 5392
BY Morgan, Nardolillo, Roberts, Mendonca, Giarrusso
ENTITLED, HOUSE RESOLUTION RESPECTFULLY REQUESTING THAT THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND ADOPT A MANDATORY CHILD ABUSE/DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND ANIMAL ABUSE CROSS REPORTING SYSTEM Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/07/2017)

House Bill No. 5214
BY Ucci, Winfield, O'Brien, Fogarty
Creates cause of action up to ($5,000) for intentional or negligent death of a pet on the owner's property. House Judiciary Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/07/2017)

House Bill No. 5061
BY Keable, Williams, Serpa, Lima, Solomon (Requires a court of competent jurisdiction to order the appointment of an animal care advocate where animal cruelty is at issue.) Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/07/2017)

House Bill No. 5728
BY Shekarchi, Serpa, Solomon, Ackerman, Lima (Imposes penalties for the deliberate or unintentional harming or killing of any animal during the commission of any crime and any sentence imposed would run consecutively to any sentence imposed for the underlying offense.)
House Judiciary Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/07/2017)



rep-ajello@rilegislature.gov
rep-canario@rilegislature.gov
rep-almeida@rilegislature.gov
rep-corvese@rilegislature.gov
rep-coughlin@rilegislature.gov
rep-craven@rilegislature.gov
rep-edwards@rilegislature.gov
rep-filippi@rilegislature.gov
rep-keable@rilegislature.gov
rep-knight@rilegislature.gov
rep-mcentee@rilegislature.gov
rep-ogrady@rilegislature.gov
rep-price@rilegislature.gov
rep-roberts@rilegislature.gov
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rep-vella-wilkinson@rilegislature.gov

Posted on Mar 05, 2017 by defenders
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