State Legislation The NH Federation is monitoring the following bills in the 2017 legislative session:
1. House Bill 290 - SUPPORT - This bill brings protocols regarding rabies quarantine in line with new veterinary recommendations which would reduce length of stay for some animals while maintaining strong public health protocols. This bill is endorsed by The Humane Society of the United States, ASPCA, NH Veterinary Medical Association and the Department of Agriculture.
2. House Bill 2 (State Budget - specific section)- SUPPORT - The NHFHO, in conjunction with HSUS, ASPCA, NHVMA and Department of Agriculture are supporting an exemption in the state budget to allow cats who are positive for feline leukemia and FIV to be adopted into appropriate homes. Neither of these diseases are contagious to humans and these cats can live high-quality lives for many years. Currently, there is a ban on placing these cats which results in unnecessary euthanasia.