RI S2055 | 2018 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 6-0)
Status: Passed on July 2 2018 - 100% progression
Action: 2018-07-02 - Signed by Governor
Text: Latest bill text (Comm Sub) [PDF]


Defines the term "adequate shelter" where dogs may be kept. It would limit the weight of any dog chain or tether to one-eighth (1/8) of the dogs total body weight. In addition it would limit the time dogs may be tethered outdoors.

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Care Of Dogs


Roll Calls

2018-06-22 - House - Passage in concurrence (Y: 65 N: 0 NV: 10 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2018-05-30 - Senate - Passage (Y: 35 N: 0 NV: 2 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2018-07-02SenateSigned by Governor
2018-06-27SenateTransmitted to Governor
2018-06-22HouseHouse passed Sub A in concurrence
2018-06-22HousePlaced on House Calendar (06/22/2018)
2018-05-31HouseReferred to House H.E.W.
2018-05-30SenateSenate passed Sub A
2018-05-24SenatePlaced on Senate Calendar (05/30/2018)
2018-05-23SenateCommittee recommends passage of Sub A
2018-05-18SenateScheduled for consideration (05/23/2018)
2018-02-14SenateCommittee recommended measure be held for further study
2018-02-09SenateScheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/14/2018)
2018-01-18SenateIntroduced, referred to Senate Environment and Agriculture


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Bill Comments