News release from State Rep. Auden Grogins:
State Representative Auden Grogins (D-Bridgeport) was thrilled that Governor Dannel P. Malloy signed two important bills into law. The Governor signed her nuisance abatement bill into law earlier this month. Last Friday, Gov. Malloy signed her dog tethering bill into law.
“I want to thank the governor for signing this important legislation into law,” said Rep. Grogins, who championed the illegal massage parlor bill, now law, last year. “The nuisance abatement law will help law enforcement to further crack down on illegal activity that has continued to be a plague on Bridgeport.”
House Bill 6683, now Public Act 13-174, gives prosecutors the authority to shut down a business or evict a tenant that has been arrested or cited three or more times for illegal activity on the premises for crimes such as drug dealing, firearm offenses or excessive noise on commercial properties.
The dog tethering bill, now Public Act 13-189, prohibits the tethering of dogs for long periods of time during extreme weather conditions.
Rep. Grogins commented, “This law will go a long way in preventing animal cruelty, by banning the tethering of dogs in extreme heat or cold weather conditions. I am proud that this legislation passed thanks to the support of my colleagues in the Connecticut General Assembly.”
Representative Grogins serves Bridgeport’s 129th Assembly District. As a Deputy Majority Leader, she serves on the legislature’s Legislative Management, Education, Judiciary and Planning and Development Committees.