Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval signed AB110 and officially ushers Nevada into breed neutral status. The bill goes into effect October 1, 2013.
AB110 includes a very short section that says “A local authority shall not adopt or enforce an ordinance or regulation that deems a dog dangerous or vicious based solely on the breed of the dog.”
It’s an elegantly simple provision. There is no home rule exemption and no grandfather clause.
The legislative path of AB 110 can be read about in full detail in our previous alert. There is always a lot of hard work that is not seen when bills of this kind are passed, work that begins before the bill itself is even introduced. For all the hard work of all those behind the scenes breed neutral Nevada thanks you.
One by one, prohibitions against breed discriminatory laws are becoming the norm as more legislators and citizens recognize the destruction breed discriminatory laws can cause.
I live in Ontario, and we were also covered by the Grandfather clause when the BSL became enforced . I do believe this should also be added to the bill to cover responsible families with targeted dogs ..
A grandfather clause in this context would allow places to keep their current BDL, like what happened with Miami when Florida passed the law prohibiting breed discriminatory laws on the state level. Because Florida has a grandfather clause in the state law Miami was allowed to keep their ban. Grandfather clauses, in this case, are a bad thing.