New Hampshire residents planning to testify tomorrow, Tuesday, February 9, 2021 on SB 127, CONCERNING ORIGINAL ANIMAL RECORDS DATABASE LANGUAGE should note that the Senate Finance Committee has moved the public hearing to 2:30pm.
SB 127 is a budget bill before the Senate Finance Committee that includes provisions establishing an animal records database identical to the original text of HB 532. However, the House Environment and Agriculture Committee has amended HB 532 to address concerns raised by NH Dog Owners of the Granite State (NH DOGS) and AKC GR. The AKC recommends that the Senate Finance Committee adopt the text of amended HB 532 so that the provisions are uniform. Review AKC GR’s prior alert listing those concerns here.
WHAT YOU CAN DO: It is imperative that New Hampshire residents immediately contact the Senate Finance Committee in order to sign in to speak, to register your opposition to SB 127 as currently worded, and/or submit testimony requesting the Senate Finance Committee adopt amended HB 532 text. Use this link: http://gencourt.state.nh.us/remotecommittee/senate.aspx.
For more information on these or other legislative issues in New Hampshire, contact AKC’s Government Relations Department at 919-816-3720 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or the Dog Owners of the Granite State at email@example.com.