Florida Might Allow Breed-Specific Restrictions
Florida would start to allow legal restrictions on specific breeds of dogs under a bill that seeks to change existing law. Senate Bill 1276, sponsored by Sen. Tony Hill, D-Jacksonville, would allow “any local government [to place] further restrictions or additional requirements on owners of dangerous dogs.”
In addition, the bill calls for the development of procedures and criteria for the implementation of this act, as long as no such regulation bans ownership of any breed.
Current law states that localities are not allowed to adopt ordinances restricting dogs based on their breed. With a 9-2 vote from the Senate Community Affairs Committee, SB 1276 now faces Agriculture, Transportation and Economic Development Appropriations. If passed, this act takes effect July 1, 2010. <HOME>
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