REPORT TITLE: 
Privatization of animal
quarantine
DESCRIPTION:
Amends chapter 142 to require the department of agriculture to
contract with a qualified, private entity to perform the
functions of quarantine of dogs, cats, and other animals.
Requires that one of the criteria that shall be used is whether
the private entity is sensitive to the needs and proper care of
the animals, and has a proven track record in the daily
management and veterinary care of cats, dogs, and other animals.

 
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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                H.B. NO.1310       
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 1999                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                     A BILL FOR AN ACT

RELATING TO THE PRIVATIZATION OF ANIMAL QUARANTINE.



BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:


 1      SECTION 1.  The legislature finds that the current animal
 
 2 quarantine system provided by the state could be provided in a
 
 3 more efficient, compassionate, and cost-effective manner.
 
 4      While the time requirement for mandatory quarantine of
 
 5 animals has been reduced from four months to one month for a
 
 6 majority of animals, the associated cost to pet owners for
 
 7 sequestering their pets has not been reduced.  Moreover, pet
 
 8 owners continue to complain of quarantine mismanagement, animal
 
 9 mistreatment, and rampant illness and pests spreading from kennel
 
10 to kennel among the pet population.
 
11      The legislature finds that when a private provider is better
 
12 able to perform a function currently performed by the public
 
13 sector, private organizations should be given the opportunity to
 
14 bid on providing that service or program.
 
15      The animal quarantine is the type of function that should be
 
16 privatized, for the benefit of pets, pet owners, and taxpayers.
 
17      SECTION 2.  Chapter 142, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended
 
18 by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to
 
19 read as follows:
 

 
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 1      "142-    Privatization of animal quarantine.  The
 
 2 department of agriculture shall contract with a qualified private
 
 3 entity or entities licensed to do business in Hawaii to perform
 
 4 the quarantine of dogs, cats, and other animals.  One criteria
 
 5 that shall be used in the selection process is whether the
 
 6 private entity is sensitive to the needs and proper care of the
 
 7 animals.  This shall include the criteria that the entity has a
 
 8 proven track record in the daily management and veterinary care
 
 9 of the animals."
 
10      SECTION 3.  New statutory material is underscored.
 
11      SECTION 4.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
 
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