Dutchess lawmakers call on Albany to create statewide Rocky’s Law

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POUGHKEEPSIE – On the heels of Orange County’s creation of Rocky’s Law that establishes a registry to prevent convicted abusers from owning animals, Dutchess County lawmakers are calling on state legislators to create a similar bill to cover all of New York.
Dutchess Legislature Chairman Robert Rolison said one statewide registry would work better than several individual county data bases.
“Not only would it be more economical for counties to do it,” Rolison said.  “There would be a standard that would be used at the state level information so it would all be the same and it would also help counties manage the expense.”
A majority of Dutchess legislators signed onto a letter urging state lawmakers who represent the county to push for a statewide registry.