Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Two bills sponsored by Senator Gene Davis (D-SLC) and supported by the Humane Society of Utah have been tabled by the Senate committees which they were presented to for consideration. S.B. 92 would limit the tethering of animals to no more than 10 hours per day while S.B. 253 would prohibit the sale of certain animals (primarily cats and dogs) in certain public areas. While both have been tabled and in all likelihood will not be brought up again for further discussion, the HSU wants to thank everyone who took time and made the effort to contact lawmakers expressing support of these two bills. While the HSU strongly believes these bills need to be passed, our organization also understands it often takes more time than weʼd prefer to see proposed legislation become law. The Humane Society will continue pursuing passage of these bills, if not this year, in years to come. As always, you will be updated on developments regarding S.B. 92 and S.B. 253.
Friday, February 22, 2013
S.B. 92 Prohibit Long-Term Tethering Of Dogs
The Humane Society of Utah, along with other animal groups, is supporting passage of a law in the current session of the state legislature that would prohibit Long-Term Tethering of Dogs.
What this bill will do:
Why this bill is needed:
To view a copy of the S.B. 92 click HERE.
SB 92, "Tethering of Animals," will come before the Senate Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Standing Committee on Monday, February 25th at 4:00 P.M. Room 415 at the State Capitol. We are asking you to contact the members of this committee and urge them to let this bill pass through the committee and be heard on the Senate floor.
Please send the following committee members a brief message to let them know where you stand on this issue:
|Senator Scott K. Jenkins Chairfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Senator Allen M. Christensenemail@example.com|
|Senator David P. Hinkinsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Senator Ralph Okerlundemail@example.com|
|Senator Jim Dabakisfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Senator Peter C. Knudsonemail@example.com|
|Senator Evan J. Vickersfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Thank you for supporting Utah's animals!