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Connecticut: Hunting Related Bills Pending Action

Friday, February 26, 2010

The Environment Committee raised Senate Bill 274, legislation that would prohibit the "unreasonable" confinement and tethering of dogs.  This legislation targets those who own dogs bred or trained for hunting by limiting their ability to kennel, transport, and house dogs bred for the purpose of hunting.

Also pending action in the Environment Committee is Senate Bill 207, a bill designed to reduce the recent fee increases associated with hunting and fishing licenses to only a 20 percent increase, as opposed to the two increases totaling more than 100 percent approved by lawmakers last year. 

Please contact the members of the Environment Committee and respectfully urge them to oppose SB274 and to support SB207.

The phone number to contact the committee is: (860) 240-0440; however, individual contact information for the members of the Environment Committee can be found by clicking here. 

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