On Tuesday, the Connecticut House of Representatives vote UNANIMOUSLY, 142-0, in favor of a law that would forbid communities from adopting breed-specific dog ordinances.
Currently no Connecticut municipalities have breed-specific ordinances, but because they exist elsewhere, the state House decided to prevent it from ever happening.
The bill now awaits action by the Senate.
I continue to be amazed at how overwhelmingly state legislatures support ordinances that prevent breed-specific policies and force municipalities to deal with aggressive dogs through BEHAVIOR based ordinances, not by targeting 'breeds". Nothing it seems passes unanimously any more, and yet, this bill has so far, and in Maryland, although the two houses couldn't agree on the verbage of their law so it didn't pass, there were ZERO legislators that favored a breed-specific approach.
We'll continue to keep you up to date on this bill as it progresses. Congrats (so far) to the people in Connecticut that are working on this bill.