NOTE: This is an OLD post. This bill is now DEAD.
Florida state law prohibits muncipalities from passing BSL, but allows BSL that was in place prior to October 1, 1990. The most famous of these grandfathered laws is the breed ban in Miami-Dade County.
Just-filed Florida House Bill 997 and its companion Senate Bill 1322 are very simple bills that remove the grandfather clause. If these bills pass, Miami-Dade County (and any other municipality with grandfathered BSL) will be forced to repeal.
HB 997 has just been assigned to the Agriculture & Natural Resources Subcommittee. No hearing has been scheduled yet. Please contact the following members and urge them to pass HB 997. (Email block for cut-and-paste.)
Steve.Crisafulli@myfloridahouse.gov; Rachel.Burgin@myfloridahouse.gov; Michelle.Rehwinkel@myfloridahouse.gov; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
You can also contact your Florida legislators and ask them to support this bill.
You can also write to the bill sponsors and thank them for filing this important bill.
HB 997 filed by Rep Carlos Trujillo, firstname.lastname@example.org
SB 1322 filed by Senator Jim Norman, email@example.com
Status page for HB 997: http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Bills/billsdetail.aspx?BillId=48233
Read the text of the proposed bill: http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Documents/loaddoc.aspx?FileName=_h0997__.docx&DocumentType=Bill&BillNumber=0997&Session=2012