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House Bill 63 (Ban on breed-specific legislation):
House Bill 63, which would prohibit counties and municipalities from enacting breed-specific laws, overwhelmingly passed the New Mexico House of Representatives on Monday.
The bill was amended 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.
The bill will now be considered by the Senate Public Affairs Committee. New Mexico residents are strongly encouraged to contact the members of the committee and respectfully ask them to support House Bill 63. The contact information is as follows:
Senator Gerald Ortiz y Pino (Chair)
Phone: (505) 986-4482
Senator Bill O’Neill (Vice Chair)
Phone: (505) 986-4260
Senator Craig Brandt
Phone: (505) 986-4267
Senator Jacob Candelaria
Phone: (505) 986-4391
Senator Ron Griggs
Phone: (505) 986-4276
Senator Daniel Ivey-Soto
Phone: (505) 986-4270
Senator Timothy Keller
Phone: (505) 986-4726
Senator Gay Kernan
Phone: (505) 986-4274