In our post “Best Friends Alert for Maryland and Connecticut” we reported that a bill had been filed that would prohibit breed specific legislation on the state level in Connecticut.
After the first committee meeting the bill was reserved for a public subject matter hearing. The bill has also been renamed. The updated tracking for HB 6311 can be found here.
February 20th the bill had its hearing, though the results of this hearing have yet to be released.
An interview with the bills sponsor can be found on the Wallingford Patch.
Connecticut residents: Reach out now to you legislators and express support for HB 6311. Contact information for Connecticut legislators can be found here. If you uncomfortable writing your own communication Best Friends Animal Society has a form you can fill out and modify here. Phone calls also go a very long way for showing support. A very simple statement that as a constituent you would like them to support HB 6311 is more than adequate.