2014 -- H 8376
H O U S E R E S O L U T I O N
CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SPAYING AND NEUTERING OF DOGS
Introduced By: Representatives Palangio, Tanzi, Cimini, Ajello, and Winfield
Date Introduced: June 20, 2014
RESOLVED, That a special legislative commission be and the same is hereby created
consisting of eleven (11) members: three (3) of whom shall be members of the Rhode Island
House of Representatives, not more than two (2) from the same political party, to be appointed by
the Speaker of the House; one of whom shall be a member of the Rhode Island Branch of the
American Rare Breed Association, to be appointed by the Speaker of the House; two (2) of whom
shall be members of the American Kennel Club, to be appointed by the Speaker of the House; one
of whom shall be the Director of the Defenders of Animals, or designee; two (2) of whom shall
be Rhode Island Animal Control Officers, to be appointed by the Speaker of the House; one of
whom shall be the President of the Humane Association of Northwestern Rhode Island, Inc., or
designee; and one of whom shall be a member of the Providence Animal Care & Control Center
(PACCS), to be appointed by the Speaker of the House.
In lieu of any appointment of a member of the legislature to a permanent advisory
commission, a legislative study commission, or any commission created by a General Assembly
resolution, the appointing authority may appoint a member of the general public to serve in lieu
of a legislator, provided that the Majority Leader or the Minority Leader of the political party
which is entitled to the appointment, consents to the member of the general public.
The purpose of said commission shall be to make a comprehensive study of the
requirements for spaying, neutering, and an "intact" permitting process for dogs.
Forthwith upon passage of this resolution, the members of the commission shall meet at
the call of the Speaker of the House and organize and shall select a chairperson.
Vacancies in said commission shall be filled in like manner as the original appointment.
The membership of said commission shall receive no compensation for their services.
All departments and agencies of the state shall furnish such advice and information,
documentary and otherwise, to said commission and its agents as is deemed necessary or
desirable by the commission to facilitate the purposes of this resolution.
The Speaker of the House is hereby authorized and directed to provide suitable quarters
for said commission; and be it further
RESOLVED, That the commission shall report its findings and recommendations to the
House of Representatives no later than February 3, 2015, and said commission shall expire on
May 3, 2015.