In May, the Maryland General Assembly created a task force to study the recent Court of Appeals decision that pit bull dogs and pit bull mixes are “inherently dangerous,” and to recommend possible legislation. The task force held a hearing and work session in June, but the General Assembly failed to pass legislation during the August special session.
Fortunately, they will be meeting again on October 25 to continue to work on hammering out legislation for January. This hearing will be open to the public and it would be great to have a large showing of support! Just a couple things to know if you plan to attend:
They will not be accepting oral testimony from the public. This is only a work session for the members of the task force (legislators) to discuss possible legislation.
Please be professional and polite. These legislators did not have anything to do with the Court of Appeals decision, but have been tasked with considering what to do about it — which is a good thing! We need to give them our support and encouragement.
The hearing is scheduled to begin at 1pm and it’s difficult to predict how long it will last.
Here is the location of the hearing:
Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee Hearing Room
Miller Senate Office Building, Suite 2E
11 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
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