Allie-Brennan Sworn in to State Assembly

Introduces Bills to Repeal Business Entity Tax and Ban Sales of
Puppy Mill/Kitten Factory Animals

Press Release

Hartford: Raghib Allie-Brennan was sworn in today as the State Representative for Connecticut’s 2nd Assembly District which includes the towns of Bethel, Danbury, Redding, and Newtown.

As part of his first official acts, Representative Allie-Brennan introduced legislation to eliminate Connecticut’s $250 business entity tax and to prohibit the sale of puppies and kittens raised under inhumane conditions.

“I campaigned on the promise of helping make Connecticut a friendlier place for business,” said Allie-Brennan. “The business entity tax is a prime example of how red tape is hurting our small businesses. I look forward to working with my colleagues and Governor Lamont to cut the bureaucracy and help make it easier to do business in Connecticut.”

Allie-Brennan also introduced a bill with State Representative Jason Doucette of Manchester that targets the controversial breeding facilities known as puppy mills or kitten factories, which often operate with little or no oversight.

“If you purchased a dog from a puppy store, chances are you got one born in a puppy mill,” said Allie-Brennan. “This long overdue bill will finally cut off the supply of inhumanely bred puppies and kittens into Connecticut, and prevent people from unknowingly supporting this cruel industry.”

These are essentially overcrowded breeding farms with unsanitary conditions, inadequate food, water, and veterinary care. Allie-Brennan’s legislation would prohibit the sale of pets raised under these conditions.

State Representative Allie-Brennan is the youngest member serving in the Connecticut State House.

Raised in Bethel, State Representative Allie-Brennan was elected to represent Connecticut’s 2nd Assembly District. Allie-Brennan serves as Vice Chairman of the House Energy and Technology Committee, Assistant Majority Leader, and as a member of both the Public Safety and Security Committee and General Law Committee.