A little while ago we issued an alert for a bill that was introduced in Maryland to prevent breed discrimination by insurance companies.
As a result of the hearings on this bill the committee has decide to table the bill to wait and see what is any effects the court of appeals ruling of Tracey v. Solesky will have on dog owners in the insurance market.
Tabling a bill is not uncommon, and is usually done as a measure to gather more information so the bill does not have to be refiled and start over from the beginning.
While this is not necessarily the best outcome it is not the worst either. Legislators have shown a willingness to keep the matter open for discussion.