Oppose HB1997 (Massachusetts)

HB 1997 has been assigned to the Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government. HB 1997 would permit cities and towns in Massachusetts to ban specific breeds of dogs.  The entire bill can be found at the below link, but the relevant section is as follows:

Section 174H.

(a) Nothing in this chapter shall prohibit a city or town or district from banning or further regulating a particular breed of dog.

(b) Any city or town may further regulate or ban a particular breed of dog with a majority vote of the governing body.


http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/ht01pdf/ht01997.pdf


Please contact the members of the Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government with your POLITE AND RESPECTFUL opposition to this bill.


Committee Members:


Senator James B. Eldridge of Middlesex and Worcester – Chair
Room 213-A, State House, Boston , MA 02133
Telephone: (617) 722-1120
Fax: (617) 722-1089
James.Eldridge@state.ma.us


Senator Patricia D. Jehlen of Second Middlesex – Vice-Chair
Room 513, State House, Boston , MA 02133
Telephone: 617-722-1578
Fax: 617-722-1117
Patricia.Jehlen@state.ma.us


Senator Susan C. Fargo of Third Middlesex
Room 504, State House, Boston , MA 02133
Telephone: (617) 722-1572
Susan.Fargo@state.ma.us


Senator Anthony D. Galluccio of Middlesex, Suffolk and Essex
Room 213A, State House, Boston , MA 02133
Telephone: (617) 722-1650
Anthony.Galluccio@state.ma.us


Senator Thomas P. Kennedy of Second Plymouth and Bristol
Room 109-E, State House, Boston , MA 02133
Telephone: (617) 722-1200
Thomas.P.Kennedy@state.ma.us


Senator Richard R. Tisei of Middlesex and Essex
Room 308, State House, Boston , MA 02133
Telephone: (617) 722-1206
Fax: (617) 722-1063
Richard.Tisei@state.ma.us


Representative Paul J. Donato of Medford- Chair
Room 540, State House, Boston , MA 02133
Telephone: 617-722-2090
Facsimile: 617-722-2848
Rep.PaulDonato@hou.state.ma.us


Representative Joyce A. Spiliotis of Peabody- Vice-Chair
Room 236, State House, Boston , MA 02133
Telephone: 617-722-2430
Rep.JoyceSpiliotis@hou.state.ma.us


Representative David B. Sullivan of Fall River
Room
279, State House, Boston , MA 02133
Telephone: 617-722-2230
Facsimile: 617-722-2821
Rep.DavidSullivan@hou.state.ma.us


Representative Sean Curran of Springfield
Room 473B, State House, Boston , MA 02133
Telephone: 617-722-2263
Rep.SeanCurran@Hou.State.MA.US


Representative Angelo J. Puppolo of Springfield
Room 146, State House, Boston , MA 02133
Telephone: (617) 722-2011
Facsimile: 617-722-2238
Rep.AngeloPuppolo@Hou.State.MA.US


Representative Pamela Richardson of Framingham
Room 448, State House, Boston , MA 02133
Telephone: 617-722-2582
Rep.PamRichardson@HOU.State.MA.US


Representative Katherine Clark of Melrose
Room 252, State House, Boston , MA 02133
Telephone: 617-722-2220
Facsimile: 617-722-2850
Rep.KatherineClark@HOU.State.MA.US


Representative Brian M. Ashe of Longmeadow
Room 540, State House, Boston , MA 02133
Telephone: 617-722-2090
Facsimile: 617-722-2848
Rep.BrianAshe@hou.state.ma.us


Representative Timothy R. Madden of Nantucket
State House, Room 167, Boston , MA 02133
Telephone: 617-722-2810
Facsimile: 617-722-2846
Rep.TimothyMadden@hou.state.ma.us


Representative F. Jay Barrows of Mansfield
Room 542, State House, Boston , MA 02133
Telephone: 617-722-2488
Facsimile:617-722-2390
Rep.FJayBarrows@Hou.State.MA.US


Representative Hargraves of Groton
Room 237, State House, Boston , MA 02133
Telephone: (617) 722-2305
Facsimile: 617-722-2598
Rep.RobertHargraves@hou.state.ma.us


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