STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1491
RE: S.B. No. 1522
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Sixth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2011
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 1522, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO DOGS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this bill is to regulate large-scale dog breeding operations and facilities to protect the public and prevent the cruel treatment of dogs by establishing licensing requirements that ensure that every dog under the licensee's care is provided with:
(1) Adequate rest between breeding cycles;
(2) Necessary veterinary care;
(3) Regular exercise;
(4) Sufficient food and clean water;
(5) Sufficient housing and protection from the elements; and
(6) Sufficient space to turn and stretch freely, lie down, and fully extend its limbs.
The City and County of Honolulu Department of the Prosecuting Attorney, Hawaiian Humane Society, The Humane Society of the United States, Boxer Club of Hawaii, West Hawaii Humane Society, and numerous concerned individuals supported this bill. The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs and the Hawaiian Kennel Club commented on this measure.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1522, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
MARCUS R. OSHIRO, Chair