Montana dog owners are urged to contact their state senators TODAY and respectfully ask for a “yes” vote to reconsider and pass Senate Bill 239, a bill that would prohibit local governments from enacting or enforcing laws that apply only to specific breeds or perceived breeds of dog. SB 239 does not restrict a local government from enacting an ordinance that applies to all dogs.
In a close vote held on February 21, the bill failed to pass in the Senate by a three vote margin. To see how your senator voted on SB 239, click here.
The bill’s sponsor, Senator Doug Kary, is expected to request a vote to reconsider the bill today, February 23, 2015.
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
Immediately contact your state senator and politely request that he or she vote in favor of SB 239.
You can leave messages for senators by calling (406) 444-4800. Callers may leave messages for up to five individual senators.
For senate contact information, click here for a senate roster, then click on the senator’s name.
To contact your senator via an online form, click here, then:
- Enter your information (if you are not a resident of Montana, click the “If Out of State” box)
- Follow the “Legislator Look-up” steps to identify and select your senator
- Select “SB” in the “Select a Bill Type” drop-down box
- Type 239 in the “Enter the Number of the Bill” box
- Click on your position under “Vote.” You may also type in a personalized message.
For questions or more information, please contact AKC Government Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-816-3720.