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NM Update: Bill Banning BSL to be Considered Tomorrow (3/8)

(Thursday, March 07, 2013)

AKC Government Relations has recently learned that House Bill 63, which would prohibit counties and municipalities from enacting breed-specific laws, is being considered by the Senate Public Affairs Committee tomorrow (Friday, March 8).

The bill was amended in the House to no longer include municipalities with home rule. While the AKC is disappointed with this amendment, we still believe this bill is an excellent step toward protecting the rights of all responsible dog owners.

New Mexico residents are encouraged to attend tomorrow’s hearing and contact the members of the committee and respectfully ask them to support House Bill 63.

Hearing Information:

Senate Public Affairs Committee
Friday, March 8, 2013
2:00 p.m. (or 30 minutes after floor session)
New Mexico State Capitol, Room 326

Senate Public Affairs Contact Information:

Senator Gerald Ortiz y Pino (Chair)
Phone: (505) 986-4482
E-mail: jortizyp@msn.com

Senator Bill O’Neill (Vice Chair)
Phone: (505) 986-4260
E-mail: oneillsd13@fastmail.us

Senator Craig Brandt
Phone: (505) 986-4267
E-mail: craig.brandt@nmlegis.gov

Senator Jacob Candelaria
Phone: (505) 986-4391
E-mail: jacob.candelaria@nmlegis.gov

Senator Ron Griggs
Phone: (505) 986-4276
E-mail: ron.griggs@nmlegis.gov

Senator Daniel Ivey-Soto
Phone: (505) 986-4270
E-mail: daniel.ivey-soto@nmlegis.gov

Senator Timothy Keller
Phone: (505) 986-4726
E-mail: tim.keller@nmlegis.gov

Senator Gay Kernan
Phone: (505) 986-4274
E-mail: ggkern@valornet.com

The AKC Government Relations Department will continue to closely follow House Bill 63 and provide updates as they become available. For questions or more information, contact AKC GR at (919) 816-3720 or doglaw@akc.org.

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