HB63, the bill that would prohibit breed specific ordinances in New Mexico, passed in the Senate Public Affairs Committee on Friday, March 8, 2013. The bill advanced to the Senate Judiciary Committee, but has not yet been scheduled for a hearing.
It is extremely important that we get the hearing scheduled as soon as possible because the legislative session in New Mexico ends Monday, March 18, 2013.
NEW MEXICO RESIDENTS: Please reach out to the FULL SENATE and politely and respectfully encourage them to support HB63 and move this bill forward for a vote. 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 HB63 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, and would make communities safer for everyone – people and animals alike.
New Mexico Senate Members
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Office Phone: (505) 865-0688
Office Phone: (505) 371-8342
Office Phone: (575) 525-3200
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