Statewide “Pit Bull” Ban in the Works for Tennessee
Senate Bill 2738 filed for introduction 1/14/08:
“Creates a class A misdemeanor of knowingly owning a pit bull in this state.”
The expanded version of the bill defines pit bull:
(2) “Pit bull dog” means any pit bull terrier; and
(3) “Pit bull terrier” means any American pit bull terrier, Staffordshire bull terrier, American bulldog or American Staffordshire terrier breed of dog or any mixed breed of dog which contains as fifty percent (50%) of its breeding the breed of American pit bull terrier, Staffordshire bull terrier, American bulldog or American Staffordshire terrier, so as to be identifiable as partially of the breed American pit bull terrier, Staffordshire bull terrier, American bulldog or American Staffordshire terrier.
(b) It is an offense for any person to knowingly own a pit bull dog in this state.
(c) A violation of this section is a Class A misdemeanor.
(d) In addition to the penalty imposed in subsection (c), the court making the sentencing determination for a person convicted under this section shall order the person convicted to surrender custody and forfeit the pit bull dog or pit bull dogs if the…
To see the bill go to the Tennessee State Legislature site.
Please pass this on to other bull dog people.
Chattanooga Kennel Club