Animals and Animal Husbandry

The Rhode Island Livestock Welfare and Care Standards Advisory Council Act of 2012

SECTION 4-26-5

§ 4-26-5. Duties of the council.

The council shall support and work collaboratively with the department as follows:

(1) Review and evaluate laws and rules of the state applicable to the care and handling of livestock as defined in subdivision 4-26-3(6) including, but not limited to:

(i) The overall health and welfare of livestock species;

(ii) Agricultural operation best management practices;

(iii) Biosecurity and disease prevention;

(iv) Humane transport and slaughter practices; and

(v) Any other matters the council considers necessary for the proper care and well being of livestock animals in the state.

(2) Respond to requests from the legislature for information and comments on proposed legislation;

(3) Issue recommendations necessary to achieve these goals;

(4) Submit policy recommendations to the director and general assembly on any of the subject matter set forth under subdivision (ii) of this subsection.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2012, ch. 368, § 1; P.L. 2012, ch. 381, § 1; P.L. 2013, ch. 501, § 7.)