HB6311 continues to advance in Connecticut legislature

HB 6311 would prohibit Connecticut municipalities from passing breed specific ordinances.  HB6311 amends Section 7-148(D)(i) and would “regulate and prohibit the going at large of dogs and other animals in the streets and public places of the municipality and prevent cruelty to animals and all inhuman sports, except that no municipality shall adopt breed-specific dog ordinances.”

After a  public hearing in February, the House committee unanimously voted to have the proposed bill drafted as a Committee Bill, which is a fully drafted bill in formal statutory language.  In March, the Committee Bill was finalized and after a final vote, the Committee Bill was sent to the Office of Legislative Research and Office of Fiscal Analysis.

On April 18, the bill received a favorable review from the Legislative Commissioners, and HB6311 has been placed on the calendar under File No. 572 and is ready to be heard.  Bills are called up in the order they appear on the calendar, and HB6311 is slowly making its way up the list.

CONNECTICUT RESIDENTS:  Please continue to encourage your legislators to SUPPORT this bill.

To find the legislators for your district, please visit this link: http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/menu/CGAFindLeg.asp

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