Charles Potter Jr.
This bill provides Statewide consistency in the law that protects the public from dangerous dogs and clarifies that dogs may not be held potentially dangerous or dangerous for animal control enforcement or for purposes of criminal liability based solely on breed-specific criteria. Findings to deem a dog dangerous will be based on actions of the dog, or an individualized demonstration of vicious behavior. It also prohibits municipalities from enacting breed-specific ordinances or regulations. The bill deletes outdated references to the now-defunct Dog Control Panel and replaces them with reference to the Justice of the Peace Court procedure laid out in Chapter 30F of Title 16.
Signed by Governor
Passed By Senate. Votes: 16 YES 4 NO 1 ABSENT
Reported Out of Committee (Health, Children & Social Services) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
Assigned to Health, Children & Social Services Committee in Senate
Passed By House. Votes: 30 YES 10 NO 1 ABSENT
Amendment HA 1 to HB 13 - Defeated By House. Votes: 16 YES 24 NO 1 ABSENT
Restored in House
Roll Call Rescinded in House
Amendment HA 1 to HB 13 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
Defeated By House. Votes: 25 YES 12 NO 1 NOT VOTING 3 ABSENT
Reported Out of Committee (Health & Human Development) in House with 9 On Its Merits
Introduced and Assigned to Health & Human Development Committee in House
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