Today Rhode Island HB5671 passed the full House with a vote of 59-9.
The bill, which would prohibit any municipality from enacting a breed discriminatory law, was initially recommended to be held for further study by the House Committee. The bill was held for over a month but was subsequently passed unanimously out of Committee. A little over a week later the bill passed the full House.
HB5671 now moves onto the Senate side, beginning with the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Sources inside Rhode Island have stated that more support is needed to push this bill through the Senate. The legislative session in Rhode Island ends soon. Legislators have been tallying supportive e-mails so it is imperative that everyone reach out and express support for this bill.
Below is the contact information for the committee. Please remember to use the cc or bcc function when copying the e-mail addresses. Despite sources knowing a large number of people who wrote in support of this bill, many of the legislators have said they have not received a lot of correspondence about it. E-mails with many addresses in the “to” line are usually bounced into spam boxes, so dividing the addresses is extremely important to making sure they are received by legislators.
When writing include “Support HB5671” in the subject line so that those who are going through the e-mails do not have to read the entire thing to know what it is about. This will make any “at a glance” tallying easier and more effective.
Committee Chairman: firstname.lastname@example.org
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