UTAH: HB97 Would Prohibit Breed Specific Ordinances; Hearing set for 2/10/14

Bless the Bullys!

Bless the Bullys

A bill has been introduced in the Utah legislature that would prohibit the passage of breed specific ordinances and render existing breed specific ordinances void. House Bill 97 was introduced by Representative Brian King, and states as follows:

Regulation of dogs by a municipality.

(1) A municipality may not adopt or enforce a breed-specific rule, regulation, policy, or ordinance regarding dogs.
(2) Any breed-specific rule, regulation, policy, or ordinance regarding dogs is void.

HB 97 has been assigned to the House Political Subdivisions Committee, and a hearing is set on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.

UTAH RESIDENTS: Please reach out to the members of the House Political Subdivisions Committee and ask them to support HB 97. Let them know that laws that target dogs based on their appearance rather than their behavior creates communities that are more vulnerable to dangerous dogs, not less. The passage of HB 97…

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