Connecticut Seal

General Assembly


Committee Bill No. 6311

January Session, 2013


LCO No. 4682



Referred to Committee on PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT


Introduced by:





Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Subparagraph (D) of subdivision (7) of subsection (c) of section 7-148 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2013):

(D) (i) Regulate and prohibit the going at large of dogs and other animals in the streets and public places of the municipality and prevent cruelty to animals and all inhuman sports, except that no municipality shall adopt breed-specific dog ordinances;

(ii) Regulate and prohibit the keeping of wild or domestic animals, including reptiles, within the municipal limits or portions thereof;

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

October 1, 2013


Statement of Purpose:

To prohibit municipalities from adopting breed-specific dog ordinances.

[Proposed deletions are enclosed in brackets. Proposed additions are indicated by underline, except that when the entire text of a bill or resolution or a section of a bill or resolution is new, it is not underlined.]


REP. URBAN, 43rd Dist.; REP. CAMILLO, 151st Dist.

REP. LAVIELLE, 143rd Dist.; REP. RYAN, 139th Dist.

REP. RILEY, 46th Dist.; REP. ROSE, 118th Dist.

REP. GROGINS, 129th Dist.; REP. KUPCHICK, 132nd Dist.

REP. HURLBURT, 53rd Dist.; REP. HENNESSY, 127th Dist.

REP. ZONI, 81st Dist.; REP. ZIOBRON, 34th Dist.

REP. LOPES, 24th Dist.; REP. SIMANSKI, 62nd Dist.

H.B. 6311