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Nevada AB 110 goes to the governor to be signed into law

Today is a great day for Nevada communities.  AB110, the bill to prohibit breed discriminatory laws on the state level, has passed the full Senate with a vote of 20-1.

AB110 was introduced February 13 and sat waiting for the first committee meeting until April 9th.  It was amended during the second reading and passed the full House on April 15th with a unanimous vote.

When the bill was sent to the Senate committee it hit a road block. According to Laura Handzel of Best Friends Animal Society, the primary opposition centered around 2 issues. The first issue was a general lack of knowledge about breed discriminatory laws and how they impact the community both personally and financially. The second issue was about home rule. Simply put home rule is an amendment in a state constitution that grants cities, municipalities, and counties the ability to pass laws to govern themselves as they see fit. Several legislators expressed concern over telling municipalities what kind of dangerous dog laws they cannot pass. There was a general concern stepping on the rights of cities and towns to self govern. Once explain that the bill would protect citizens from the towns overstepping their rights this issue resolved in a vote that shock advocates involved. Some dissension had been expected but ultimately the bill passed the committee with a unanimous vote.

And now AB110 has passed the full Senate with only one opposing vote.  This strong stand of almost complete agreement by all the Representatives and Senators is a wonderful thing to see. We know intellectually that support for breed discrimination is the small minority, but having such resounding legislative support shows concretely where the majority of people really stand on this issue.

The bill now moves to the Governors desk to be signed into law.

Nevada is the 14th state to enact this kind of protection for it’s citizens.

Congratulations to everyone involved in getting AB110 passed, for all the hard work put in to address the concerns of legislators.

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.


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.