Nevada’s 2013 legislative session will be an exciting one!
Assemblyman John Hambrick plans to introduce a bill in 2013 that would prohibit Nevada municipalities from passing BSL. If the bill passes, Nevada would become the 13th state in the U.S. to prohibit its municipalities from passing BSL.
This isn’t Hambrick’s first attempt to “ban BSL” in Nevada. In 2011, he sponsored Assembly Bill 324. Unfortunately, the bill didn’t get far before bogging down in committee and missing a critical deadline.
Although we have a while before the 2013 legislative session, supporters of the new bill are already organizing. Let’s help Nevada make BSL illegal in 2013!
You can help Nevada become BSL-free.
Sign the online petition to make breed discrimination illegal in Nevada: http://www.change.org/petitions/nevada-legislature-revise-nrs-202500-to-make-breed-discrimination-illegal-in-nevada
Nevada residents, contact your assembly members and senators and tell them you want to make breed discrimination illegal in Nevada.
Legislator Finder: http://mapserve.leg.state.nv.us/website/lcb/viewer.htm
Up for a bigger challenge? Hambrick could use some additional sponsors for his bill (more sponsors means a better chance of survival). Ask your assembly members to sign on to Hambrick’s bill.
Join up with other supporters.
Las Vegas-based Incred-a-Bull is on top of the initiative.
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/IncredABull.org
Update 4/26/11: This bill passed committee in time, but did not pass the originating house (Assembly) by the deadline, and is now dead.
Nevada AB 324 would, among other things, prohibit municipalities from declaring dogs dangerous based on breed.
The relevant portion of the bill is reproduced below.
13. A dog must not be deemed dangerous or vicious based solely on the breed of the dog.
14. 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.
AB324 was introduced on March 21 and sent to the Committee on Judiciary. It had a hearing on April 7, but no action was taken on that day.
AB324 may be tracked here: http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/76th2011/Reports/history.cfm?ID=683
Bill sponsor: John Hambrick, firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact information for Committee on Judiciary: http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/76th2011/committees/a_committees/JUD.cfm
The legislature website provides a page where Nevada residents can leave their opinion about any particular bill. Visit this page to submit your opinion on AB324: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Opinions/A/?CFID=4467985&CFTOKEN=430d8587b02be239-4B5A486F-C88B-F613-B5BE84B27DE4D35E