HB1309 (2018) Detail

Relative to transferring dogs, cats, and ferrets by animal shelter facilities.


CHAPTER 175

HB 1309 - FINAL VERSION

 

 

2018 SESSION

18-2285

08/05

 

HOUSE BILL 1309

 

AN ACT relative to transferring dogs, cats, and ferrets by animal shelter facilities.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Steven Smith, Sull. 11

 

COMMITTEE: Environment and Agriculture

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill exempts animal shelter facilities from certain animal transfer requirements.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

18-2285

08/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to transferring dogs, cats, and ferrets by animal shelter facilities.

 

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

 

175:1  New Paragraph; Animal Shelter Facilities; Health Certificates.  Amend RSA 437:8 by inserting after paragraph IV the following new paragraph:

V.  Animal shelter facilities, as defined in RSA 437:1, I, are exempt from the requirements of this section relative to transferring dogs, cats, and ferrets except that:

(a)  All animal shelter facilities shall have on premises a microchip scanner and shall maintain a file of recognized pet retrieval agencies, including but not limited to national tattoo or microchip registries.

(b)  Where an owner is not known, all animal shelter facilities shall inspect for tattoos, ear tags, or other permanent forms of positive identification and shall scan for a microchip upon admission of an unclaimed or abandoned animal as defined in RSA 437:18, IV and prior to transferring ownership of an unclaimed or abandoned animal.

175:2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

Approved: June 08, 2018

Effective Date: August 07, 2018

Links

HB1309 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 6, 2018 House Hearing
Feb. 6, 2018 House Hearing
Feb. 20, 2018 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 6, 2018 House Floor Vote
April 10, 2018 Senate Hearing
May 2, 2018 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1309 Revision: 4080 Date: June 11, 2018, 11:11 a.m.
HB1309 Revision: 3676 Date: May 2, 2018, 3:01 p.m.
HB1309 Revision: 1806 Date: Nov. 7, 2017, 8:54 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2018 Introduced 01/03/2018 and referred to Environment and Agriculture HJ 1 P. 6
Feb. 6, 2018 ==CANCELLED== Public Hearing: 02/06/2018 11:30 AM LOB 303
Feb. 6, 2018 ==RESCHEDULED== Public Hearing: 02/06/2018 11:30 AM LOB 305-307
Feb. 20, 2018 Executive Session: 02/20/2018 LOB 303
March 6, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 03/06/2018 (Vote 12-0; CC) HC 9 P. 18
Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 12-0; CC)
March 9, 2018 Ought to Pass: MA VV 03/09/2018
March 6, 2018 Ought to Pass: MA VV 03/06/2018 HJ 6 P. 32
March 8, 2018 Introduced 03/08/2018 and Referred to Energy and Natural Resources; SJ 7
April 10, 2018 Hearing: 04/10/2018, Room 103, SH, 09:25 am; SC 16
May 2, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 05/02/2018; Vote 5-0; CC SC 19
May 2, 2018 Ought to Pass: MA, VV; OT3rdg; 05/02/2018; SJ 15
May 10, 2018 Enrolled (In recess 05/10/2018); SJ 18
May 10, 2018 Enrolled 05/10/2018
June 8, 2018 Signed by Governor Sununu 06/08/2018; Chapter 175; Eff. 8/7/2018