The AKC Government Relations Department has learned that Connecticut House Bill 6690 (also now...
The AKC Government Relations Department has learned that Connecticut House Bill 6690 (also now formally known as File No. 698), which seeks to create “animal advocates” in the state, has been assigned to the Joint Environment Committee.
The American Kennel Club (AKC) is concerned with unintended consequences that may result from the legislation, including the possibility that individual ownership rights could be diminished in ways similar to states that have animal “guardianship” instead of animal “ownership”. All concerned dog owners in Connecticut are strongly encouraged to contact the members of the Joint Environment Committee, listed below, and let them know you oppose HB 6690/File No. 698 as currently written.
Connecticut Joint Environment Committee
Room 3200, Legislative Office Building
Hartford, CT 06106
Senator Edward Meyer, Co-Chair
Click here for a form to use when emailing Sen. Meyer.
Representative Linda M. Gentile, Co-Chair
Senator Andrew Maynard, Vice Chair
Click here for a form to use when emailing Sen. Maynard.
Representative James M. Albis
Senator Clark Chapin, Ranking Member
Representative John Shaban, Ranking Member
Representative Jay M. Case
Representative Terry Backer
Representative Mitch Bolinsky
Representative Timothy R. Bowles
Representative Cecilia Buck-Taylor
Representative Paul Davis
Representative Mike Demicco
Representative John “Jack” F. Hennessy
Representative Robert W. Megna
Representative Lawrence G. “Larry” Miller
Representative Philip J. Miller
Representative Craig A. Miner
Representative Edward E. Moukawsher
Representative Mary M. Mushinshy
Representative Tom O’Dea
Representative Kevin Ryan
Representative Robert C. Sampson
Representative Brian H. Sear
Representative Diana S. Urban
Representative Thomas A. Vicino
Representative Roberta B. Willis
Representative Melissa H. Ziobron
The AKC will continue to provide updates on HB 6690 as developments become available. For more information, contact AKC’s Government Relations Department at (919) 816-3720, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.