RI H7641 | 2018 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-0)
Status: Passed on July 2 2018 - 100% progression
Action: 2018-07-02 - Signed by Governor
Text: Latest bill text (Amended) [PDF]


Prohibits the sale of dogs under 8 weeks of age unless approval for sale in writing from a licensed Rhode Island veterinarian with violations subject to imprisonment not to exceed 12 months or $1,000, or both. Pounds and shelters are exempt.

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Roll Calls

2018-05-31 - House - Passage of amendment (Y: 69 N: 0 NV: 6 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2018-05-31 - House - Passage as amended (Y: 69 N: 0 NV: 6 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2018-07-02HouseSigned by Governor
2018-07-02HouseTransmitted to Governor
2018-06-21SenateSenate passed as amended in concurrence
2018-06-21SenatePlaced on the Senate Consent Calendar (06/21/2018)
2018-06-13SenateCommittee recommends passage as amended in concurrence
2018-06-08SenateScheduled for hearing and/or consideration (06/13/2018)
2018-05-31SenateReferred to Senate Environment and Agriculture
2018-05-31HouseHouse passed as amended (floor amendment)
2018-05-25HousePlaced on House Calendar (05/31/2018)
2018-05-23HouseCommittee recommends passage
2018-05-18HouseScheduled for consideration (05/23/2018)
2018-03-20HouseCommittee recommended measure be held for further study
2018-03-16HouseScheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/20/2018)
2018-02-15HouseIntroduced, referred to House Judiciary


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Bill Comments