Sept. 26, 2013 update: As the AKC has reported, S. 969 is no longer in consideration for this session.
As we wrote in February, Massachusetts’ S. 969 would overturn the prohibition of breed-specific legislation that Massachusetts passed just last year, thanks to the special-interest lobbying, and one must assume favor-trading, of Boston Mayor Thomas Menino with S. 969’s sponsor, State Senator Michael Rush. S. 969 is currently in the Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government and a hearing on S. 969 will take place in that committee on June 4, 2013, at 11:00 AM in B-1.
Meanwhile, there sure have been a lot of “attacks” by dogs commonly and erroneously fingered as “pit bulls” — one in Roslindale, one in Brockton, and several in Bridgewater — all within less than 30 miles of Boston. Hmm, curious that. Just as there happened to be a “pit bull” attack right when the Maryland legislature was poised to overturn the Court of Appeals decision labeling “pit bulls” as supposedly “inherently dangerous,” be looking for more of these “coincidental” “pit bull” attacks as S. 969 advances.