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2/12/2018 MEDIA ADVISORY: Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee to hear bills on dog care, trout fishing, hard-to-dispose materials
STATE HOUSE — The Senate Committee on Environment and Agriculture is scheduled to meet Wednesday to hear testimony on various pieces of legislation, including protection of dogs in cold weather and extending the trout-fishing season.

 The meeting will take place Wednesday, Feb. 14, at the rise of the Senate (about 4:30 p.m.) in Room 211 on the second floor of the State House.

The committee will hear the following bills:
  • 2018-S 2055 — This act, introduced by Sen. Erin Lynch Prata (D-Dist. 31, Warwick, Cranston), would repeal the exception which allows hunting dogs to be kept outdoors in cold weather.
  • 2018-S 2189 — This act, introduced by Senate Minority Whip Nicholas D. Kettle (R-Dist. 21, Coventry, Foster, Scituate, West Greenwich), would permit trout fishing in waters at any time of year without seasonal restriction.
  • 2018-S 2190 — This act, introduced by Sen. Ryan W. Pearson (D-Dist. 19, Cumberland, Lincoln), would eliminate the tax imposed on hard-to-dispose materials such as lubricating oils, glycol-based antifreeze and tires used on motor vehicles.
The Senate Committee on Environment and Agriculture is chaired by Sen. V. Susan Sosnowski (D-Dist. 37, South Kingstown, New Shoreham).

For more information, contact:
Daniel Trafford, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903