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RI Update: Second BSL Bill Withdrawn By Sponsor!

(Friday, March 01, 2013)

Rhode Island House Bill 5287, which would have regulated “pit bulls” (or dogs believed to be “pit bulls”) and imposed numerous requirements on their owners, has been withdrawn by its sponsor, Representative Raymond E. Gallison, Jr.

Earlier in the week, H 5287’s companion bill, SB 178, was also withdrawn by its sponsor, Senator Ottiano. At this time, no other breed-specific bills are currently pending in Rhode Island.

The American Kennel Club thanks Representative Gallison for withdrawing HB 5287, and encourages all Rhode Island residents concerned with the unfair impacts of breed-specific legislation to thank the Representative for withdrawing HB 5287. He may be reached at rep-gallison@rilin.state.ri.us

For the latest information on pending Rhode Island legislation, go to AKC-GR’s Online Legislation Tracking Report; or contact AKC’s Government Relations Department at 919-816-3720, or by email doglaw@akc.org.