New hearing dates and times for next week. Please attend to show your support or opposition.


HB484: Feb 5 at 10am, LOB 303

(relative to group dog licenses)

This bill changes Group Licenses to increase by $1 per dog over the initial 5 dogs. $2 of the license fee will continue to go to companion animal  neutering fund, with the remainder going to the town or municipality.


HB296: Feb 5 at 1pm, LOB Room 210-211

(relative to animal waste cleanup in state forests and state parks)

This bill requires any person bringing an animal into a state park or state forest to clean up or remove all solid waste produced by such animal.


HB501: Feb 5 at 1:30pm, LOB Room 303

(establishing a cost of care fund to assist municipalities caring for animals during animal cruelty cases)

This bill would establish a cost of care fund to assist municipalities with caring for animals during animal cruelty cases. Revenue to the fund would be from $0.50 of every dog license fee paid, one-half of the fees collected from registration for distribution of commercial animal feed, and court-ordered restitution for care in animal cruelty cases.


HB688: Feb 7 at 1pm, LOB Room 301-303

(relative to transfer and inspection of animals)

This bill introduces the definition of Hobby Breeder and includes anyone who transfers 1-30 live animals or birds in a 12 month period, requiring inspection (adherence to Ag Part 1704) and registration.


HB512: Feb 12 at 1:30pm, LOB Room 305

(relative to dogs on hiking trails in state parks and state forests)

This bill allows dogs off leash on hiking trails in state parks and state forests.


Bill details available here:,HB501,HB296,HB688,HB512&txtsessionyear=2019

Full list with all bills we’re monitoring available here:,HB501,HB512,HB513,HB282,HB316,HB361,HB249,HB371,HB376,HB389,HB426,HB442,HB331,HB688,HB296,HB605,SB77,HB696,SB161&txtsessionyear=2019


2019 Legislation Update #2