Quick Catch-up

PASSED

HB 290 – relative to rabies vaccination protocols for companion animals.

STATUS: Amended and passed by the House.  Awaiting a hearing in the Senate.

DOGS POSITION: Support

HB 291-FN – removing veterinarians from compliance with the controlled drug prescription health and safety program.

STATUS: Amended and passed by the House.  Awaiting a hearing in the Senate.

DOGS POSITION: Neutral – updates for informational purposes.

TABLED

HB 381-FN – relative to cruelty to non-captive wildlife.

STATUS: Tables by the House.

DOGS POSITION: Neutral – updates for informational purposes.

KILLED (Inexpedient to legislate)

HB 594 – establishing a registry for persons convicted of animal cruelty

STATUS: Hearing on Feb.14, 2017, Room 303 Legislative Office Building, 1 p.m.

DOGS POSITION: Opposed

BUDGET (HB2) UPDATE

DOGS sent a letter to the House Finance Committee opposing the changes to RSA 437 contained in HB 2. One of our members attended and testified at the public hearing on HB2. Hopefully, the House Finance Committee has listened to our concerns. Meanwhile, please keep those cards and letters coming. And call your local Reps asking that they let the finance committee know they are opposed.  Thanks.

Legislative Update #6