RI H5558 | 2023 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 9-1)
Status: Engrossed on June 7 2023 - 50% progression, died in committee
Action: 2023-06-09 - Referred to Senate Judiciary
Pending: Senate Judiciary Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Provides that the trapping and subsequent release of any unowned feral or free roaming cat for the purpose of spaying or neutering of the cat would not be considered abandonment.

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Cruelty To Animals


Roll Calls

2023-06-07 - House - Passage (Y: 66 N: 0 NV: 9 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2023-06-09SenateReferred to Senate Judiciary
2023-06-07HouseHouse read and passed
2023-06-02HousePlaced on House Calendar (06/07/2023)
2023-05-25HouseCommittee recommends passage
2023-05-19HouseScheduled for consideration (05/25/2023)
2023-04-04HouseCommittee recommended measure be held for further study
2023-03-31HouseScheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/04/2023)
2023-02-15HouseIntroduced, referred to House Health & Human Services

Rhode Island State Sources

Bill Comments