After a floor hearing yesterday, the bill that would prohibit breed specific legislation in the state of New Mexico has passed in the House with a 48-14 vote! House Bill 63 would prohibit cities and counties in New Mexico from regulating “by ordinance or rule, or in any other manner, regulate dangerous dogs in a manner that is specific to breed.”
Having been passed by the House Representatives, H63 now advances to the Senate, and is currently before the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate Public Affairs Committee.
NEW MEXICO RESIDENTS: please write to the members of these two committees and ask them to support H63. Let them know that laws that target dogs based on their appearance rather than their behavior creates communities that are more vulnerable to dangerous dogs, not less. The passage of H63 would mean cities and counties, in drafting animal control ordinances, would have to tackle the root cause of dangerous dogs, irresponsible and reckless dog owners, rather than pass a blanket law that regulates all members of specific breeds.
PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
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SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
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Senator Michael Sanchez
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Office Phone: (505) 865-0688
In addition, please continue to contact the legislators for your district and encourage them to support H63. Residents of New Mexico can find their respective legislators here.