OLR Bill Analysis

HB 6311

AN ACT PROHIBITING MUNICIPALITIES FROM ADOPTING BREED-SPECIFIC DOG ORDINANCES.

SUMMARY:

This bill bars municipalities from adopting breed-specific dog ordinances.

Existing law authorizes municipalities to enact ordinances (1) regulating or prohibiting the movement of dogs and other animals in streets and public places and (2) preventing cruelty to animals and all inhuman sports.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2013

COMMITTEE ACTION

Planning and Development Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

19

Nay

0

(04/01/2013)