RI S2777 | 2018 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on April 5 2018 - 25% progression
Action: 2018-06-20 - Committee recommends passage of Sub A in concurrence
Text: Latest bill text (Comm Sub) [PDF]


Prohibits the sale of dogs until fully weaned unless approval for sale in writing is obtained from a licensed veterinarian. Violations are punishable by imprisonment not to exceed 12 months or $1,000, or both. Pounds and shelters are exempt.

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Roll Calls

2018-05-30 - Senate - Passage (Y: 34 N: 0 NV: 3 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2018-06-20HouseCommittee recommends passage of Sub A in concurrence
2018-06-20HouseScheduled for consideration (06/20/2018)
2018-06-20HouseCommittee transferred to House Judiciary
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)
2018-04-25SenateCommittee recommended measure be held for further study
2018-04-19SenateScheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/25/2018)
2018-04-05SenateIntroduced, referred to Senate Environment and Agriculture


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