Great news for anyone who opposes breed discrimination legislation, or BDL!
At 8am on February 26, 2013, in room 3138 of Nevada’s Legislative Building located at 401 S. Carson Street in Carson City, the state’s general assembly will consider Assembly Bill 110, a bill that purports to ban breed discrimination at the level of Nevada’s state government.
According to the Legislative Counsel’s Digest, “Existing law sets forth the circumstances under which a dog may be deemed dangerous or vicious and provides criminal penalties for a person who knowingly owns or keeps a vicious dog after notice that the dog is vicious or who knowingly transfers ownership of such a vicious dog. (NRS 202.500)”
The Legislative Counsel’s Digest explains the changes Assembly Bill 110 proposes as follows:
“This bill: (1) revises the criteria by which a dog may be determined to be dangerous or vicious; (2) requires that, before a dog is determined to be dangerous or vicious, a designated animal control agency conduct an investigation and the owner or keeper of the dog, if known, be given notice and an opportunity for a hearing; and (3) provides that a dog may not be determined to be dangerous or vicious based solely on the breed of the dog.”
If you or someone you know lives in Nevada, please get involved and let Nevada’s state legislators know that you oppose BDL as it discriminates not only against certain breeds of dogs, but the owners of these types of dogs as well. Let your elected officials know that you want them to stop discrimination by supporting Assembly Bill 110!