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Nevada, AB 110, to prevent breed discrimination, advances to full Senate vote

A bill to prevent breed discrimination at the state level has been working its way through the Nevada legislature. Despite some opposition during the Senate Judiciary Committee, we have just found out that AB110 has passed the committee unanimously.

The results of the vote can no doubt be linked to the hard work of representatives from Best Friends Animal Society. Last week on Pit Bulletin Legal News Radio, Laura Handzel discussed some of the issues that had been raised by the committee and how, through respectful and clear communication, the concerns of the legislators were addressed.  Most of the objections revolved around either the issue of home rule or a general misunderstanding of the bill and breed discriminatory laws in general. The efficacy of the approach is reflected in the unanimous vote.  Even those legislators who had the largest opposing voice voted in favor of ending breed discrimination in Nevada.

Nevada residents: The bill is almost there! The full Senate vote should come up soon so please contact your Senators to ask that they support this bill. After the vote it just needs to be signed into law. Reach out and ask your Senators to support this bill.

You can find your respective Senators here.

Or if you are having trouble with wording you can us the contact form Best Friends has set up. Click here for the Best Friends Action alert.

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Nevada AB 110, the bill to prevent breed discrimination, needs help NOW

We received an e-mail from Ledy VanKavage of Best Friends Animal Society that AB 110, the bill to prevent breed discrimination on the state level,  has hit a speed bump.  One Senator in particular has pushed the case to the committee that municipalities should be able to ban any breeds they want. This bill may not make it out of committee.

NEVADA RESIDENTS: AB 110 NEEDS you now!

Please call and write the members of the committee today to urge them to support this bill.  We have been asked to urge folks to cite studies on the failure of breed discriminatory legislation to make communities safer. As usual be polite and professional.

You can find information to include here.

Best Friends Animal Society has a form to contact the members of the committee.

Phone numbers for the committee:

Aaron Ford: 702-772-5544

Tick Segerblom: 775-684-1422

Ruben Kihuen: 702-274-1707

Justin Jones: 775-684-1421

Greg Bower: 775-684-1419

Scott Hammond: 702-523-9055

Mark Hutchinson: 702-233-2049

Nevada bill to prevent breed discrimination advances to the House

In February a bill was introduced in Nevada that would prohibit breed discriminatory laws on the state level.

Initially this bill, AB 110, stalled out of the gate. It had been set for several separate hearing dates, which were either cancelled or no action was taken on this particular bill.

The bill has been amended two times but, through the amendment process, the original intent of this bill has remained intact. AB 110, as it stands now.

In the past week this bill has gained momentum and is moving forward.  April 15th, AB 110 was passed unanimously in the House. It had its first reading in the Senate and has been referred to the Senate Judiciary committee, though a date has not been set for the hearing.

Nevada residents: Reach out to your Senators and urge support of this bill. Best Friends Animal Society has a generic e-mail you can personalize, to target your legislators.

You may find your specific Senator here.

Generic e-mail for the Judiciary Committee: SenJUD@sen.state.nv.us

The members of Senate Judiciary Committee:

Chair: Tick Segerblom: tsegerblom@sen.state.nv.us
Vice Chair: Ruben J. Kihuen: Ruben.Kihuen@sen.state.nv.us
Member: Aaron D. Ford: Aaron.Ford@sen.state.nv.us
Member: Justin C. Jones: Justin.Jones@sen.state.nv.us
Member: Greg Brower: Greg.Brower@sen.state.nv.us
Member: Scott Hammond: Scott.Hammond@sen.state.nv.us
Member: Mark Hutchison: Mark.Hutchison@sen.state.nv.us

 

Nevada bill to prohibit breed specific legislation to be heard

Nevada is considering prohibiting breed specific legislation on the state level. The Nevada General assembly will hear this bill on the 26th of February at 8 am in Room 3138 of the Legislative Building at 401 S. Carson St., Carson City, Nevada.

The text of the bill can be found here.

“A dog may not be found dangerous or vicious : (a) Based solely on the breed of the dog;”

Simple and straight forward.

Nevada residents:  Act now and voice your support for AB 110.  Best Friends has set up yet another handy form to contact legislators. Contact information links for the Senate and the Assembly.