Rhode Island Becomes Third State This Year to Preempt Breed-Specific Legislation.

Posted on July 18, 2013May 31, 2022Categories News, Uncategorized   Leave a comment on Rhode Island Becomes Third State This Year to Preempt Breed-Specific Legislation.

Governor Lincoln Chafee has signed[1] into law a bill that prohibits any Rhode Island city or town from regulating dogs or cats on the basis of breed. Rhode Island becomes the third state this year, and the 16th state overall, to enact a breed preemption statute. The law took effect immediately upon Governor Chafee’s signature. House Bill 5671 was introduced last February.  In accordance with all of the available scientific evidence, the sponsors argued that no breed of dog is … Continue reading “Rhode Island Becomes Third State This Year to Preempt Breed-Specific Legislation.”