Utah’s HB 97 Would Prohibit Breed-Specific Legislation in the State

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In BSL Prohibition
Feb 6th, 2014
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On Tuesday, February 4, 2014, Rep. Brian King of Salt Lake City, proposed HB 97 which would prohibit the passage of breed-specific legislation (BSL) within the state of Utah.

The bill, which modifies Title 10, Chapter 8, Powers and Duties of Municipalities, and Title 18, Dogs, “prohibits a municipality from enacting or enforcing a breed-specific rule, regulation, policy, or ordinance about dogs.”  The amendment reads,

18-2-1. 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.

The bill does not yet have a committee assignment or a companion bill in the Utah Senate.

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