Bill Text - HB1309 (2018)

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


Revision: June 11, 2018, 11:11 a.m.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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

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.

 

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

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