A Kenner lawmaker’s attempt to require that dogs be placed in ventilated crates if they are in the back of a truck or on a utility trailer has failed to garner enough support for passage.
House Bill 470, sponsored by Republican State Rep. Tom Willmott won’t become law this year after stalling in the state Senate. It would have only involved vehicles on an interstate highway.
The Louisiana House backed the idea, but Willmott couldn’t gain traction for the bill in the Senate.
State Sen. Sherri Buffington, R-Keithville, handled the bill in the Senate. She pledged: “We’ll be back next year.”
Wilmott said he wanted to prevent incidents of dogs falling or jumping from the back of moving vehicles, especially on roads with higher speed limits.