Edit 4/10/11: This bill died in committee.
Oklahoma state law currently prohibits municipalities from passing BSL. Oklahoma Senator Ralph Shortey has introduced a bill (Cody’s Law) that would eliminate the language prohibiting breed specific ordinances in Oklahoma.
B. Potentially dangerous or dangerous dogs may be regulated through local, municipal and county authorities
, provided the regulations are not breed specific. Nothing in this act shall prohibit such local governments from enforcing penalties for violation of such local laws.
The bill has been set to be introduced at a first reading on February 7, 2011.
You can track the bill’s progress here: http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/WebBillStatus/main.html
At this time, the Senate bill has no House companion.
It is imperative for Oklahoma residents to reach out to their respective legislators NOW, in this Bill’s initial stage, and voice their opposition to it.
Thanks to Jodi for this alert!