Maryland: HB 1314 amendment to prohibit BSL proposed

For immediate action: Maryland HB 1314 rewrites the statewide dangerous dog law. The Maryland Dog Federation has proposed an amendment to HB 1314 that would prohibit municipalities from passing BSL.

The Maryland Dog Federation has presented Baltimore Delegate Cheryl Glenn with an amendment to House Bill 1314. Should the amendment be accepted, the bill, which seeks to strengthen the state’s dangerous dog law, would also provide that:

“Nothing…shall…prevent a municipality from adopting or enforcing its own more stringent program for the control of dangerous dogs provided, however, that no such program shall ban, regulate or address dogs in a manner which is specific as to breed.”

WHAT YOU CAN DO:
Concerned responsible dog owners in Maryland are strongly encouraged to do the following:

* Contact Delegate Cheryl Glenn. Tell her specifically that you “Support HB 1314 with Amendments.”
PHONE: (301) 858-3257
FAX: (301) 858-3019
E-MAIL: Cheryl.glenn@house.state.md.us

* Attend the House Judiciary Committee’s hearing in support of Delegate Glenn submitting the amendment to HB 1314 on Thursday, March 18.
House Judiciary Committee
Thursday, March 18, 1:00 PM
Room 100, House Office Building, 6 Bladen St., Annapolis, MD 21401-1991

For more information, contact AKC’s Government Relations Department at (919) 816-3720, or e-mail doglaw@akc.org; or contact Adrianne Lefkowitz of the Maryland Dog Federation at marylanddogfederation@yahoo.com.

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One response to “Maryland: HB 1314 amendment to prohibit BSL proposed

  1. Jeffrey D. Stevenson

    I look forward to the re-introduction Maryland HB 1314. Please contact me