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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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