June 7, 2011, Introduced by Rep. Bledsoe and referred to the Committee on Regulatory Reform.
A bill to regulate the ownership, possession, sale, and
breeding of pit bulls; to prohibit the ownership or possession of a
pit bull after a certain date; and to prescribe penalties.
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:
Sec. 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "pit
bull regulation and prohibition act".
Sec. 2. As used in this act, "pit bull" means any 1 of the
(a) An American pit bull terrier.
(b) An American Staffordshire bull terrier.
(c) A Staffordshire bull terrier.
(d) A dog displaying the majority of physical traits of any 1
or more of the breeds listed in subdivisions (a) to (c).
(e) A dog exhibiting those distinguishing characteristics
which substantially conform to the standards established by the
American kennel club or united kennel club for any 1 of the breeds
listed in subdivisions (a) to (c).
Sec. 3. Beginning 1 year after the effective date of this act,
a person shall not breed or sell a pit bull in this state.
Sec. 4. Beginning 4 years after the effective date of this
act, a person shall not own or possess a pit bull that has not been
Sec. 5. Beginning 10 years after the effective date of this
act, a person shall not own or possess a pit bull.
Sec. 6. A person who violates this act is guilty of a
misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 93 days,
community service for not more than 500 hours, or both. In
addition, the court shall impose a fine of not less than $500.00 or
more than $2,000.00 and shall order the person to pay the costs of