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Tuesday – 2/6/18
SB 569 AN ACT relative to animal cruelty. Energy and Natural Resources Committee. SH Room 103 at 9:15 AM.
This bill will require anyone who owns 5 or more unspayed bitches to be licensed as a commercial kennel. It also brings back the “Cost of Care” bill from 2015. If a person is charged with animal cruelty, it allows for Superior Court to set a bond to pay for the care of the animals prior to the criminal case. The bond will automatically renew every 30 days until the criminal trial is over. If at any time, the owner is unable to pay the bond, the animal(s) will be forfeited. Neither the animals nor the bond monies will be returned should the owner be found not guilty in the criminal trial.
HB 1309: AN ACT relative to transferring dogs, cats, and ferrets by animal shelter facilities. Environment and Agriculture Committee. LOB Rm 303 at 11:30 pm. This bill exempts animal shelter facilities from certain animal transfer requirements.
Tuesday – 2/13/18 –
HB 1385: AN ACT establishing a committee to study animal welfare in New Hampshire. Environment and Agriculture Committee. LOB Rm 303 at 10 am. This bill establishes a committee to study animal welfare in New Hampshire.
HB 1412-FN: AN ACT relative to cruelty to non-captive wildlife. Fish and Game and Marine Resources Committee. LOB Rm 307 at 2 pm. This bill applies certain provisions of the crime of animal cruelty to wild animals not in captivity.
HB 1394: AN ACT relative to animals in motor vehicles. Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee. LOB Rm 204 at 10:30 am. This bill allows a person to rescue a confined animal endangered by extreme temperatures under certain conditions.
HB 1231-FN-LOCAL: AN ACT relative to dog licenses. Environment and Agriculture Committee. LOB Rm 303 at 1 pm. This bill increases the fee for senior citizens (from $2 to $2.50). Committee vote: Inexpedient to Legislate 13-0
HB 1342: AN ACT relative to live trapping of wild rabbits and hares by sporting clubs. Fish and Game and Marine Resources Committee. LOB Rm 307 at 2 pm. This bill permits recognized dog or sporting clubs to trap and possess wild rabbits and hares.