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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 809         FILED ON: 1/19/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 561

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Bradford Hill

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to the regulation of animal shelters.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Bradford Hill

4th Essex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 809        FILED ON: 1/19/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 561

By Mr. Hill of Ipswich, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 561) of Bradford Hill relative to the regulation of animal shelters.  Municipalities and Regional Government. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 3703 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act relative to the regulation of animal shelters.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              Amend Chap 129 of the general laws by inserting the following:

              Section 39E: Animal Shelters and Rescue (rehoming) Organizations

              SECTION 1. Definitions:

              “Shelter” – Any 501 (c )3 organization or other IRS not for profit status organization,  that finds homes for unowned animals.

              “Rescue Organization” – A 501 (c )3 organization or other IRS not for profit status organization other than a shelter as defined in this act  that arranges for transfer of unowned dogs and cats to temporary or permanent homes in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

              “Department” – Department of Agricultural Resources

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