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