The Rhode Island bill to prohibit breed discriminatory laws on the state level has officially been assigned to committee.
Initial information was that the bill was assigned to the Senate Judiciary Committee. A last-minute change, however, puts the bill in the Senate Committee on Environment and Agriculture. This Committee will be meeting next on Monday July 1st, and it is very possible that HB5671 could be heard then.
When writing please put Support HB5671 in the subject line so legislators can see the support without having to read all of the e-mails.
There is opposition coming out of the places that have breed discriminatory laws, most notably Pawtucket, so the more support offered, the better. Officials from Pawtucket have done several interviews in opposition to the bill, and we can be sure they are also talking to legislators in opposition. In the House vote those legislators who voted against this bill were from these areas.
The contact info for this committee is below: