In February, Connecticut state legislators introduced a bill that would prohibit municipalities from enacting breed discriminatory laws.
This bill came back from the fiscal analysis with a report that there will be no fiscal impact with this bill. This means that enacting this bill will not create any financial burden for the state or any local municipalities. This is not uncommon as breed neutral dangerous dog laws are financially far more benign that breed discriminatory ones, and bills of this nature do not mandate any changes for every municipality, but rather create a prohibition against unjust laws.
After a unanimously favorable committee report the bill was officially referred to the full House where it will be voted on. Should this bill be passed in the House it would move to the Senate for a repeat of the same process.
Connecticut residents:Please continue to reach out to your representatives and politely ask them to support this bill. It is important that when these bills move forward to the next step support is shown for them so legislators have that fresh in their minds when the bill is heard.
You can find your specific representatives on the states website.