SB318 (2008) Detail

(2nd New Title) establishing a commission to study the creation of an animal care worker classification.


CHAPTER 194

SB 318-FN – FINAL VERSION

02/14/08 0467s

23Apr2008… 1376h

2008 SESSION

08-2672

08/03

SENATE BILL 318-FN

AN ACT establishing a commission to study the creation of an animal care worker classification.

SPONSORS: Sen. Cilley, Dist 6; Rep. Phinizy, Sull 5; Rep. Essex, Hills 1; Rep. Snow, Rock 1

COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration

AMENDED ANALYSIS

This bill establishes a commission to study the creation of an animal care worker classification.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

02/14/08 0467s

23Apr2008… 1376h

08-2672

08/03

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eight

AN ACT establishing a commission to study the creation of an animal care worker classification.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

194:1 Commission Established. There is established a commission to study the creation of an animal care worker classification.

194:2 Membership and Compensation.

I. The members of the commission shall be as follows:

(a) One member of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate.

(b) Two members of the house of representatives, one of whom shall be from the house environment and agriculture committee, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

(c) The commissioner of the department of agriculture, or designee.

(d) The director of the Thompson School of Applied Science, university of New Hampshire, or designee.

(e) A representative of the New Hampshire Veterinary Medical Association, appointed by the association.

(f) One representative of the board of veterinary medicine, who may be the board’s legal counsel, appointed by the board.

(g) One representative of the New Hampshire Veterinary Technician Association, appointed by the association.

(h) Two representatives of the New Hampshire Farm Bureau Federation, appointed by the association, one of whom shall be a horse breeder or owner; and one member shall be a dairy farmer or breeder of cows or other kine species.

(i) One member of the public, who is a small animal owner, appointed by the governor.

II. Legislative members of the commission shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the commission.

194:3 Duties. The commission shall study the creation of an animal care worker classification to perform the basic care of animals under the direct or indirect supervision of a state licensed veterinarian. The study shall include, but not be limited to, defining the necessary accreditation for this position, consideration and allowance for past experience and employment as an animal care worker, and the scope of the allowable practices for such position. In performing this study and making its recommendations, the commission shall review and consider using as basic standards, accreditation policies, guidelines, and procedures of the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities.

194:4 Chairperson; Quorum. The members of the commission shall elect a chairperson from among the members. The first meeting of the commission shall be called by the first-named senate member. The first meeting of the commission shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section. Six members of the commission shall constitute a quorum.

194:5 Report. The commission shall report its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the president of the senate, the speaker of the house of representatives, the senate clerk, the house clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before November 1, 2008.

194:6 Effective Date. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved; June 11, 2008

Effective Date: June 11, 2008

Links

SB318 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

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Bill Text Revisions

SB318 Revision: 12120 Date: Jan. 1, 2008, midnight

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