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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
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