Legislation That Affects You
ALABAMA – S82 has passed the Senate and will
now be heard by the House Judiciary Committee. S82
is the companion measure to Rep. Ward’s H27.
The bills establish a procedure by which a dog can be declared dangerous,
provide an appeal process and require that a dog found to be a significant
threat to public health and safety be humanely euthanized. Owners of
dangerous dogs may be fined up $300 for the first offense and $600 for
a second offense. The dog is also required to be registered with the
city or county for an unspecified fee.
CALIFORNIA – The Los Angeles County Board of
Supervisors has requested staff to draft a proposal to impose mandatory
spay/neuter and breeding restrictions for all dogs. AKC is working with
local fanciers and concerned dog owners to oppose this measure. The
ordinance is expected to come before the board of supervisors at the
April 18th meeting. To find out more details about this proposal and
how you can help please read our Legislative
- Asm. Ridley-Thomas is sponsoring AB 2862, a bill
to regulate the care of animals at retail pet stores. The bill has been
assigned to the Business and Professions Committee.
- Sen. Lowenthal has introduced SB 1578, a bill that
would prohibit tethering, chaining or tying a dog to a tree, house or
stationary object. The measure has been referred to the Senate Judiciary
- Asm. Hancock has introduced AB 2110. The bill proposes
to ban “field coursing,” defined as “any activity
in which a dog is left untethered and allowed to track and pursue any
rabbit, hare, or fox and that results in the injury or death of the
rabbit, hare, or fox.” The bill contains exemptions for lawful
hunting and animals engaged in livestock management. AB 2210
has been referred to the Assembly Public Safety Committee.
- The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors has directed staff to
prepare a draft ordinance proposing a $200 intact animal license fee.
The Coalition to Stop Animal Overpopulation,” which is comprised
of members from the local humane society and the Association of Veterinarians
for Animal Rights, presented the proposal at a recent workshop. The
framework calls for a $300 fine for violation of the ordinance. AKC
is working with local fanciers to oppose the measure. For more information
on how you can help defeat this proposal, please contact the Sacramento
Council of Dog Clubs.
COLORADO - The City of Centennial continues to consider
the issue of dangerous and vicious dogs. The city is not considering
breed-specific legislation at this time, but rather is pursuing a stricter
leash law and stiffer penalties for animal nuisance complaints. AKC
has sent sample legislation and materials to the city attorney and mayor.
- Lafayette is also working on a dangerous dog proposal. The latest
proposal from the city attorney’s office would create an “Animals
of Concern” category. Although these dogs would not be deemed
vicious, their owners would still have to comply with a variety of restrictions.
The breeds in this category include American Bulldog, Old Country Bulldog,
Dogo Argentino, Canary Dog, Canary Island Dog, Presa Canario, Pero de
Presa Canario, Presa Mallorquin, Perro de Presa Mallorquin, Ca de Bou,
Tosa Inu, Tosa Fighting Dog, Japanese Fighting Dog, Japanese Mastiff,
Cane Corso, Cane di Macellaio, Sicilian Branchiero, Fila Brasileiro,
Boerboel, Rottweiler, German Shepherd, Chow Chow, Wolf Hybrid, Siberian
Husky, Alaskan Malamute, Doberman Pinscher, St. Bernard, Great Dane
and any dog resembling these breeds. Residents would be limited to one
dog of these breeds, be required to construct a 6-ft privacy fence and
use a 4-ft leash when the dog is off the owner's property. AKC has sent
the mayor and city council a statement opposing breed-specific measures
and offering model dangerous dog legislation.
- The majority of the 100 people who attended a recent public workshop
on dangerous dogs in Longmont were opposed to banning specific breeds.
The city council has not yet proposed a breed-ban, but is exploring
options for regulating dangerous dogs. AKC has sent a letter to city
officials urging them to pursue a dangerous dog law based on a dog’s
deeds rather than its breed and has provided model dangerous dog ordinances.
For more information on legislative issues in Colorado, please
contact the Colorado Federation
of Dog Clubs, Inc.
CONNECTICUT – The Joint Committee on Environment
is sponsoring H5743, a bill that will establish a training
and certification program for municipal animal control officers. The
Joint Committee on Environment will hear the bill.
- H5751 is also sponsored by the Joint Committee on
Environment and will enable animal control officers to issue citations.
The measure further provides that the officer involved can not be a
member of a hearing board if the citation is appealed. The bill has
been referred to the Joint Committee on Environment.
- A final bill by the Joint Committee on Environment, H5795,
will require any impounded animal to be spayed or neutered, even if
the animal is reclaimed by the owner. The proposal will further establish
low cost spay/neuter programs and increases redemption fees. The measure
has been assigned to the Joint Committee on Environment.
DELAWARE – The New Castle County Council has
rejected a proposed breed-specific ordinance. The measure would have
deemed “pit bulls,” defined as Staffordshire Bull Terriers,
American Staffordshire Terriers, American Pit Bull Terriers or any dog
displaying a majority of the physical characteristics of these dogs,
to be dangerous. AKC worked with the Wilmington Kennel Club and local
dog owners to oppose the measure. Congratulations to all who worked
to educate the council members about breed-specific legislation.
FLORIDA – Rep. Culp has introduced H43,
a measure to increase minimum fines and establish incarceration periods
for certain animal cruelty offenses. The companion bill, S484,
has been assigned to the Senate Agriculture Committee.
- H563, also authored by Rep. Culp, will create a
task force on juvenile cruelty to animals. A companion measure, S1590,
has been introduced by Sen. Rich.
- Sen. Rich is also sponsoring S1484, a bill to require
that the shelter component of the state emergency management plan contain
strategies to ensure adequate shelter space for evacuees with pets.
A companion bill, H545, has been introduced by Rep.
Detert in the House.
- Sen. Bullard’s S470 will require anyone
who offers a dog or cat for sale to provide animal purchase disclosures
with the sale of each dog or cat. Such disclosures will include information
about the breeder, and the animal’s birth, origin and registration
information, if applicable. Sen. Bullard is also sponsoring S674,
a bill that will require pet dealers (defined as persons who sell more
than two litters or 20 dogs or cats per year) to be licensed and inspected
at least once a year. The bill would institute a dealer license fee
of $100 for a pet dealer selling more than 25 dogs or cats per year,
and a fee of $25 for pet dealers selling fewer than 25 animals. Pet
dealers will further be required to display license information in advertisements.
S674 also includes several additional modifications
to the state’s existing pet dealer law. The Florida Association
of Kennel Clubs opposes both of these bills. For more information please
contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GEORGIA – H1376, authored by Rep. Marin, requires
veterinarians to issue rabies tags when they inoculate animals. The
measure further authorizes counties to set a fee not to exceed $5 (up
from 50 cents) for each tag, and requires veterinarians to collect the
fee at the time of vaccination. The measure was referred to the House
Health and Human Services Committee.
- Rep. Knight is sponsoring H1497, a bill to address
“vicious” dogs. According to the measure, a vicious dog
is defined as one that is owned or trained for the purpose of fighting,
or one that, on a previous occasion known to the owner, has attacked
or injured any human being without provocation. Exemptions are included
for dogs that attack people who are trespassing or teasing the animal.
H1497 further provides penalties for violators. The
Georgia Canine Coalition is supporting the measure with reservations,
as they would prefer to see a complete overhaul made to the state’s
dangerous dog law in the 2007-08 session. H1497 passed
the House and now moves to the Senate.
- Sen. Roger’s S229 defines animal fighting
and baiting, and increases fines related to these crimes. The measure
has been referred to the House Non-Civil Judiciary Committee.
For more information about pending legislation in Georgia, please
contact the Georgia Canine Coalition.
IDAHO – The Senate Judiciary and Rules Committee
is sponsoring S1396. The bill will amend the state
animal cruelty laws and will expand the duties of animal control officers.
S1396 also allows for an expedited forfeiture hearing
to determine whether the owner of a seized animal will pay for the boarding
and care of the animal or if they will relinquish ownership. This provision
is intended to decrease the costs for local agencies to care for the
animals pending adjudication of the charges. The bill passed the Senate
Agricultural Affairs Committee and proceeds to the Senate floor.
ILLINOIS – Rep. Boland’s HJ101
establishes the Vicious and Dangerous Dog Task Force to study and make
recommendations concerning how to best protect the public from dog attacks.
The 17-member panel will include representatives from the veterinary
community, animal control community, a not-for-profit humane society,
the American Kennel Club and an animal behaviorist. AKC strongly supports
this effort to identify strategies that effectively address dangerous
dogs. SJR80, sponsored by Sen. Harmon, is the Senate
- Rep. Chapa-LaVia’s H4711 passed the House
and is headed to the Senate. The bill increases penalties relating to
dog fighting from a Class C misdemeanor to a Class A misdemeanor. If
a person who is under thirteen years of age is brought to a dog fight,
the parent, guardian or adult who brought the child would be charged
with a Class 4 felony for a first offense.
- H4804, authored by Rep. Tenhouse, passed the House
and will now be heard in the Senate. The bill amends the Illinois Emergency
Management Act operations plan to include the needs of those with pets
and service animals.
- Rep. Boland’s H4238 passed the House and is
now headed to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The bill has been amended
to provide that owners of dogs who allow their animals to run loose
and seriously injure or kill someone will be guilty of a Class 4 felony.
Previously, H4238 punished only owners of intact dogs
who committed this crime. AKC, the Illinois Dog Clubs and Breeders Association,
and concerned dog owners successfully argued that stronger penalties
for dangerous dog violations should apply to all owners, not just those
who own unaltered animals.
- The City of North Chicago has adopted a breed-specific ordinance
that deems “pit bulls,” defined as Bull Terriers, Staffordshire
Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers and American Pit Bull
Terriers, dangerous. It requires owners to purchase a special license
($500 for one dog, $1000 for two), keep the animal in a specified enclosure,
spay or neuter the dog and obtain $100,000 worth of liability insurance.
AKC was notified after the ordinance had passed but sent a letter requesting
that the city council repeal the measure in favor of a generic, enforceable
dangerous dog law.
- The City of Waukegan has decided to pursue a reasonable, enforceable
dangerous dog law rather than a breed-specific proposal. Local dog owners
worked to oppose a proposed breed-specific ordinance. The AKC sent a
letter and materials to the city council to assist them in developing
this new ordinance.
For more information on legislative issues in Illinois please contact
the Illinois Dog Clubs and Breeders
IOWA – S2555, authored by Rep. Bukta, will provide
that an owner of an intact dog who allows their animal to run at large
is guilty of a misdemeanor. A violation of this section would result
in a fine of $500 to $5000 or up to two years confinement. The House
Public Safety Committee will consider the bill.
KANSAS – H2919, authored by Rep. Sawyer, will
amend the animal cruelty laws. The measure establishes definitions and
penalties for intentional abuse and negligent abuse. The bill has been
referred to the House Judiciary Committee.
KENTUCKY – H733, authored by Rep. Palumbo, will
prohibit insurance companies from refusing to issue or renew a homeowner’s
insurance policy based upon the breed of dog owned by the insured. The
measure has been assigned to the House Banking and Insurance Committee.
- The Louisville Metro Council has created a task force to study and
recommend changes to the animal control ordinance. The task force will
address the breed-specific ordinance proposed by Councilwoman Cheri
Bryant-Hamilton, as well as the changes proposed by Animal Control Director
Gilles Meloche. Meloche’s proposal would impose a number of burdensome
fees, expensive licenses, and punitive restrictions that will affect
all dog owners to promote reasonable and enforceable regulations. To
find our more details about the situation in Louisville, please see
our Legislative Alert.
To find out how you can assist in fighting this measure please contact
the Louisville Kennel Club.
MARYLAND – Rep. Levy has introduced H11,
a bill that would prohibit a person from inflicting unnecessary suffering
or pain on an animal and provide for the prosecution of individuals
who violate this provision. The bill passed the House and was sent to
the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee.
MASSACHUSETTS – H4516, by Rep. Gobi, has been
referred to the Joint Committee on Financial Services. The bill will
prohibit insurance companies from refusing to issue, renew or charging
an increased premium based on the breed of dog residing at the property.
The Massachusetts Federation of Dog Clubs and Responsible Dog Owners
is working with Rep. Gobi to promote the bill, and the Canine Legislation
department sent a letter of support as well.
- H3650 will prohibit shelters from importing animals
from other countries, US territories, Alaska or Hawaii. The measure
passed the Joint Committee on Public Health and will now be heard by
the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
The Massachusetts Federation of Dog Clubs and Responsible Owners supports
For more information on these bills and pending legislation in
Massachusetts, please contact the Massachusetts
Federation of Dog Clubs and Responsible Dog Owners.
MICHIGAN – Rep. Sheltrown has introduced H5799,
a bill that will prohibit insurance companies from increasing rates
or denying coverage based on the breed of dog residing at the home.
The House Committee on Insurance will hear the bill.
-The Romeo City Council has rejected a proposed breed ban. The Michigan
Association of Purebred Dogs, local fanciers, and responsible dog owners
successfully convinced the council members that breed-specific legislation
would be unenforceable, penalize responsible dog owners and would not
improve public safety. Thank you to all the concerned dog owners who
contacted the city council in opposition to this measure.
To find out how to get involved in legislative issues in Michigan
please contact the Michigan Association
for Purebred Dogs.
MISSOURI – The City of Springfield has been
working on a new breed-specific dangerous dog ordinance since late 2005.
The AKC has sent the city council letters opposing breed-specific legislation,
as well as samples of generic, reasonable and enforceable dangerous
dog laws. To find out how you can help defeat this proposal, please
contact the Ozarks Kennel Club.
- The City of Maryland Heights has funding for the city’s first
dog park. The park will be on four acres and will include a parking
lot and children’s playground. The city expects to institute a
$25 per year usage fee for residents.
For more information on legislative issues in Missouri, contact
the Missouri Federation of Animal
NEW HAMPSHIRE – H1130 was voted “Ought
Not to Pass” by the House Environment and Agriculture Committee.
The bill would have imposed regulations on housing for outdoor dogs
that Dog Owners of the Granite State (DOGS) felt were vague and unreasonable.
- S329, sponsored by Sen. Roberge, has failed to pass
the Senate. The measure would have prohibited dogs from being left alone
in cars if it endangered the dog’s health or safety.
- S350 passed the Senate and now moves to the House.
The measure regulates boarding kennels, although it exempts facilities
that board less than 10 animals. DOGS opposes S350,
believing it to be an expensive, burdensome measure that provides little
remedy to consumers.
For more information about pending legislation in New Hampshire,
please contact the Dog Owners of
the Granite State.
NEW JERSEY – The New Jersey Federation of Dog
Clubs is concerned about two bills – H1432 and
S695 – which would remove the cap on how much
municipalities can charge for dog licenses. S695 was recently amended
to reinstitute the cap but raise it from the current $7 to $21. New
Jersey dog owners still believe this amount to be high and are instead
supporting a maximum $14 license fee.
– A2820, sponsored by Asm. Cohen, will prohibit
insurance companies from charging an increased rate for homeowner’s
insurance based on the breed of dog maintained on the premises. The
bill has been referred to the Assembly Committee on Financial Institutions
- Asm. Caraballo is sponsoring A2645, a bill that
would prohibit landlords, not including apartment complexes, from refusing
to lease or renew a lease because of a pet. To be covered by this law,
an animal would have to be spayed or neutered and the owner must be
in compliance with local animal control laws.
- A2649, authored by Asm. Van Drew, would establish
expanded definitions of animal cruelty and increase penalties for violation.
The bill has been referred to the Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources
To find out how you can assist with legislative issues in New Jersey,
please contact the New Jersey
Federation of Dog Clubs.
NEW YORK – Asm. Glick’s A1824
passed the Assembly Insurance Committee and now proceeds to the Assembly
Committee on Codes. The bill prohibits insurers from refusing to issue
or renew, or charge an increased premium for homeowner’s insurance
based on the breed of dog owned. The Canine Legislation department sent
a letter in support of this important measure. For more on this bill,
please read our Legislative
- Asm. Tedisco has introduced A9932, a bill that expands
the definition of aggravated animal cruelty to include harm to animals
during the commission of a felony. The bill was prompted by a recent
case where drug smugglers attempted to bring drugs into the country
by hiding the drugs inside puppies. A companion measure, S6720,
is being sponsored by Sen. Padavan.
For more information on legislative issues in New York please contact
the Long Island Coalition of Dog Owners
or Responsible Dog Owners Association
of New York.
OHIO – The Sixth District Court of Appeals in
Ohio handed responsible dog owners a monumental victory earlier this
month when it ruled that local and state breed-specific "vicious"
dog laws were unconstitutional. The appellate court declared these laws
unconstitutional for failing to provide due process. The court further
found that the law unfairly singled out “pit bulls” when
there was no rational basis for a claim that they are more dangerous
than other dogs, and that there is no appropriate way to determine if
a dog is a “pit bull.” Read more about the ruling in our
- Rep. Webster has introduced H533, a bill to remove
the provision in state law that deems “pit bulls” to be
dangerous dogs. The measure will allow local governments to enact breed-specific
ordinances. For more information about H533, please
contact Ohio Valley Dog Owners.
OKLAHOMA – AKC has learned from responsible
dog owners in Oklahoma that Sen. Earl Garrison, Chairman of the Senate
General Government Committee, has agreed not to hear S1569
and S1702. These bills would have permitted cities
and counties to enact breed-specific legislation, action that is currently
prohibited by state law. With this legislation effectively dead in committee,
and Rep. Paul Wesselhoft's H2657 and H2658
also dead, dog owners can feel cautiously optimistic that their efforts
to defeat breed-specific legislation have been successful. Congratulations
to all who helped make this possible.
- The City of Tecumseh is considering an ordinance that would limit
residents to a maximum of two pets. The city was originally scheduled
to vote on the measure in February, but has tabled it to give staff
more time to research limit laws in other cities. AKC sent a letter
opposing limit laws to the members of the city council.
RHODE ISLAND – H7527, sponsored by Rep. Trillo,
would increase the fine for animal cruelty to $10,000 and would allow
anyone age 14 or over to be charged with the crime. The bill has been
assigned to the House Judiciary Committee.
SOUTH CAROLINA – Rep. White has introduced H4654,
a resolution to recognize the importance of dog training programs and
to honor the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizenship program.
SOUTH DAKOTA - Sen. Elliott’s H1178
has been signed into law. The measure provides for the establishment
of trusts and honorary trusts for animals.
TENNESSEE – H2791, authored by Rep. Marrero,
provides civil and criminal immunity for certain persons, including
humane society employees, law enforcement officers or “any other
person lawfully on the property,” who use reasonable force to
remove a confined animal from imminent danger or serious injury. The
proposal has been referred to the Subcommittee on Constitutional Protections.
Sen. Finney has introduced S2761, a companion measure
in the Senate.
- Rep. Tindell’s H3511 will establish a program
to reimburse counties for providing low cost spay/neuter programs. The
bill also creates a statewide education campaign about the benefits
of spaying and neutering. The bill will be heard by the House Government
Operations Committee. A companion bill, S2626, is being
sponsored in the Senate by Sen. Burchett.
- Rep. Jones is sponsoring HR181, a resolution to
recognize the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizenship program.
The measure passed the House and is headed to the Senate.
- S3558, authored by Sen. Person, makes it a crime
to possess, keep, use, or train an animal for the purposes of fighting.
The Senate Judiciary Committee will hear the bill.
- S3565 authorizes shelters who take in animals used
illegally for fighting to receive compensation from the owner for caring
for the animals, pending disposition of the charges. The bill, authored
by Sen. Person, has been referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
- The City of Memphis is looking into expanding its vicious dog law
to address dogs that attack other animals. The current ordinance only
covers attacks on human beings. The city administrator said they are
looking to create remedies in cases where a dog causes serious injury
VERMONT – Sen. Cummings’s S250,
which would make it a criminal act to crop a dog’s ears for non-therapeutic
purposes, passed the Senate and was heard by the House Agriculture Committee.
Countless dog owners, led by the Vermont Federation of Dog Clubs, attended
the hearing to express their strong opposition to the measure. A vote
is expected from the committee any day. For more information on how
you can help AKC and fanciers defeat the bill, please contact the Vermont
Federation of Dog Clubs.
VIRGINIA - H340 passed both houses and has been sent
to Governor Kaine. H340 requires cities and counties
to regulate dangerous and vicious dogs and establishes the Commonwealth
of Virginia Dangerous Dog Registry. The bill grants law enforcement
officers the power to petition a court to find a dog dangerous. It further
prohibits the sale, adoption, transfer or foster of dangerous dogs.
H340 does provide an exemption when a dog attacks another
companion animal that has provoked it.
- Rep. Orrock’s H339 has also been sent to the
governor. The bill requires veterinarians to report rabies vaccination
information to the local treasurer’s office. The treasurer is
then charged with ensuring that all dogs are licensed. The Virginia
Federation of Dog Clubs is very concerned that such a law would be a
disincentive for owners to properly inoculate their pets, thereby threatening
- Rep. Kilgore’s HJR116 has been adopted. This
resolution directs the State Crime Commission to study the need for
regulation, training and funding of animal control officers. The Virginia
Federation of Dog Clubs supported this proposal.
- HJR124, authored by Rep. Orrock, has also been adopted.
The resolution encourages the Virginia Association of Counties and the
Virginia Municipal League to advise their respective members to adopt
public nuisance animal ordinances. The Virginia Federation of Dog Clubs
was in support of this measure and looks forward to working with local
governments to establish reasonable and enforceable ordinances.
- Sen. Houck’s S200 has been sent to Governor
Kaine. S200 provides criminal penalties for owners
whose dogs cause serious injury or death. It further creates a dangerous
dog registry and requires owners of dangerous dogs to obtain at least
$300,000 in liability insurance coverage. The bill allows any law enforcement
officer or animal control officer to initiate a dangerous dog hearing
and mandates that municipalities enact dangerous dog laws. Sen. Houck
introduced this bill in honor of an elderly woman in his district –
Fredericksburg – who was killed in a dog attack last year. Another
measure by Rep. Houck, SJR12, has been adopted. The
resolution designates the last full week of September as Responsible
Dog Ownership Week.
- Sen. Stolle’s S574 passed both houses and
is headed to the governor’s desk. The bill prohibits giving away
any unweaned dog or cat. The Virginia Federation of Dog Clubs believes
that an exemption is needed for rejected or orphaned animals.
- Several pending bills died after failing to pass out of committee
in time to meet a recent deadline. S55 would have required
animal dealers, including fanciers and hobby breeders, to obtain a license
and to spay or neuter all animals before selling them. H265
would have increased the amount that local governments could charge
for animal licenses. Rep. BaCote’s H278 would
have authorized the City of Newport News to charge up to $35 to license
an intact animal. H858 would have amended the animal
cruelty laws to provide that anyone using violence against a dog in
the face of imminent and actual attack would be presumed not to violate
animal cruelty laws. A bill to exclude show and hunting dog breeders
from the definition of an animal dealer, H1411, also
For more information on pending legislation in Virginia, please
contact the Virginia Federation of
WASHINGTON – Despite the fact that AKC and fanciers
worked with the City of Auburn two years ago to defeat proposed breed-specific
legislation, the city recently introduced and passed another such measure.
The ordinance that requires owners “potentially dangerous dogs”
(defined as the following breeds: Akita, American Staffordshire Terriers
Bull Terrier, Cane Corso, Dogo Argentino, Doque de Bordeaux, Kuvasz,
Pit Bull Terrier, Presa Canario, Staffordshire Bull Terrier and Tosa
Inu) to register their dogs with the city, muzzle them when off the
owner’s property and keep the dogs in specified enclosures. The
AKC was not notified of the measure until after its passage. The Canine
Legislation department sent a letter asking the city council to repeal
the ordinance in favor of a reasonable, enforceable dangerous dog ordinance
and provided them with model legislation that is not breed-specific.
- The City of Federal Way has decided not to pursue a breed-specific
ordinance. The city will instead increase enforcement of the existing
law and increase fines and penalties relating to dangerous dogs. AKC
sent a letter of opposition to the city council and is working with
local dog clubs to assist the city in making the desired changes to
the existing ordinance.
WEST VIRGINIA – S263, sponsored by Sen. Unger,
establishes parameters for tethering a dog, including the length and
weight of the tether. The bill also requires that a dog that is tethered
have access to food, water and shelter or dry ground. The bill has been
referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. A companion measure, H4485,
authored by Rep. Brown, has been referred to the House Natural Resources
- Rep. Campbell is sponsoring HCR85, a joint resolution
that asks the Joint Committee on Government and Finance to conduct a
review of issues relating to public safety and dangerous animal attacks.
The resolution has passed the House Rules Committee.