Proposal 034 - Samuel Kurtz MS

Published 12/07/2022   |   Last Updated 12/07/2022   |   Reading Time minutes

The following is a proposal for a Member Bill tabled during the Sixth Senedd:

Proposing Member:

Samuel Kurtz MS

Title of the proposed Bill:

Animal Welfare Investigations (Wales) Bill

Policy Objectives of the proposed Bill:

The purpose of the Bill is to ensure there is clarity of role for RSPCA officers, particularly when dealing with other enforcement partners, while reducing bureaucracy and burdens upon the resources of statutory bodies, and increasing the efficiency of RSPCA officers on the frontline.

This Bill would propose to empower RSPCA frontline officers so they could help animals more quickly; and reduce the reliance on existing statutory bodies which risks pulling them away from other frontline activities to carry out largely bureaucratic actions.