Animal Welfare (Service Animals) Bill

Bill Number: Bill 45/17-22

Bill Type: Executive

Bill Sponsor: Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

The Animal Welfare (Service Animals) Bill is:

A Bill to amend the Welfare of Animals Act (Northern Ireland) 2011 in relation to service animals.

Stages of a Bill

Bill StageDate Completed / StatusAll Associated documents and links
Stage 1First Stage 15 November 2021

Bill as Introduced (HTM) (PDF)
Explanatory & Financial Memorandum (HTM) (PDF)

Official Report - 15 November 2021

Stage 2Second Stage 30 November 2021 Official Report - 30 November 2021
Committee StageCommittee Stage    
Consideration StageConsideration Stage 14 December 2021  Official Report - 14 December 2021
Further Consideration StageFurther Consideration Stage 17 January 2022 Official Report -17 January 2022
Final StageFinal Stage 24 January 2022 Official Report - 24 January 2022
Royal AssentRoyal Assent 30 March 2022 Animal Welfare (Service Animals) Act (Northern Ireland) 2022

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