Support SB406 (Massachusetts)

SB 406 has moved to the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture. SB 406 would prohibit the designation of dangerous dogs by breed in the State of Massachusetts.

The entire bill can be found at this link, but the relevant section of the bill is below:
http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/senate/186/st00/st00406.htm

Section 157C (a)(5)(d)

(d) A dog considered dangerous shall not be ordered from the town or city limits in which the animal resides. A city or town may impose a more restrictive program for the control of dangerous dogs; provided, however, that a program shall not regulate dogs in a manner that is specific as to breed.

Please contact the members of the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture listed below to support this bill.

Senate Staff:
Room 413B, State House, Boston, MA 02133
Telephone: (617) 722-1634


Committee Members

Senator Anthony W. Petruccelli – Chair
Room 413-B, State House, Boston, MA 02133
Telephone: 617-722-1634
Anthony.Petruccelli@state.ma.us


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


Senator Jennifer L. Flanagan of Worcester and Middlesex
Room 520, State House, Boston, MA 02133
Tel: (617) 722-1230
Fax: (617) 722-1130
Jennifer.Flanagan@state.ma.us


Senator Robert A. O’Leary of Cape and Islands
Room 511B, State House, Boston, MA 02133
Telephone: (617) 722-1570
Fax: (617) 722-1271
Robert.O’Leary@state.ma.us


Senator Michael O. Moore of Second Worcester
Room 518, State House, Boston, MA 02133
Telephone: (617) 722-1485
Fax: 617-722-1066
Michael.O.Moore@state.ma.us


Senator Bruce E. Tarr of Essex and Middlesex
Room 313-A, State House, Boston, MA 02133
Telephone: (617) 722-1600
Bruce.Tarr@state.ma.us


Representative William Straus of Mattapoisett- Chair
Room 473F, State House, Boston, MA 02133
Telephone: 617-722-2210
Fax: 617-722-2387
Rep.WilliamStraus@Hou.State.MA.US


Representative Denis E. Guyer of Dalton- Vice-Chair
Room 473F, Boston, MA 02133
Telephone: 617-722-2210
Facsimile: 617-722-2239
Rep.DenisGuyer@Hou.State.MA.US


Representative Demetrius J. Atsalis of Barnstable
Room 167, State House, Boston, MA 02133
Telephone: 617-722-2810
Facsimile: 617-722-2846
Rep.DemetriusAtsalis@hou.state.ma.us


Representative Mike F. Rush of Boston
Room 544, State House, Boston, MA 02133
Telephone: 617-722-2637
Rep.MikeRush@hou.state.ma.us


Representative Brian P. Wallace of Boston
Room 472, State House, Boston, MA 02133
Telephone: 617-722-2013
Fax: 617-722-2239
Rep.BrianWallace@hou.state.ma.us


Representative Sean Garballey of Arlington
Room 134, State House, Boston, MA 02133
Telephone: (617) 722-2400
Facsimile: 617-722-2850
Rep.SeanGarballey@Hou.State.MA.US


Representative Carolyn Dykema of Holliston
Room 473F, State House, Boston, MA 02133
Telephone: 617-722-2210
Facsimile: 617-722-2239
Rep.CarolynDykema@hou.state.ma.us


Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante of Gloucester
Room 26, State House, Boston, MA 02133
Telephone: 617-722-2080
Facsimile: 617-722-2339
Rep.Ann-MargaretFerrante@hou.state.ma.us


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


Representative Susan Williams Gifford of Wareham
Room 542, State House, Boston, MA 02133
Telephone: 617-722-2976
Fax: 617-722-2848
Rep.SusanGifford@hou.state.ma.us


Please remember that there is currently a bill in the Massachusetts House that would allow cities to enact breed specific ordinances, so its important to get this Senate bill moving in the right direction with lots of support from us.

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