2000-H 6891A
Enacted 7/20/2000

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Introduced By:  Representative Suzanne Henseler Date Introduced:   2000 January 18, 2000

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:

SECTION 1. Section 4-19-13 of the General Laws in Chapter 4-19 entitled "Animal Care" is hereby amended to read as follows:

4-19-13. Rules and regulations. -- The director may, as he or she deems indicated and appropriate, promulgate rules and regulations consistent with the objectives and intent of this chapter for the purpose of carrying out those objectives and intent. Those rules and regulations may include, but are not limited to, provisions relating to humane transportation to and from registered or licensed premises, records of purchase and sale, identification of animals handled, primary enclosures, housing facilities, sanitation, euthanasia, ambient temperatures, feeding, watering, adequate veterinary medical care, and disposition and voluntary surrender of animals at shelters with and without a request for disposition or destruction of the animal. He or she may, at his or her discretion, after public hearing, adopt in whole or in part, those portions of the rules and regulations promulgated by the secretary of the United States department of agriculture pursuant to the provisions of the animal welfare act, 7 U.S.C. section 2131 et seq., which are consistent with the intent and purpose of this chapter.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.

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