DOG BREED DISCRIMINATION                                                                S.B. 239 (S-1):

                                                                                                    SUMMARY OF BILL

                                                                                      REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE










Senate Bill 239 (Substitute S-1 as reported)

Sponsor:  Senator Dave Robertson

Committee:  Agriculture




The bill would enact a new statute to prohibit a local unit of government from enacting or enforcing an ordinance or rule that regulated a dog based solely on the breed, perceived breed, or type of dog. The bill would not prohibit a local unit of government from enacting an ordinance or rule that placed restrictions or imposed additional requirements on dogs or dog owners.


"Local unit of government" would mean a county, city, village, or township.


The bill would take effect 90 days after its enactment.


                                                                                    Legislative Analyst:  Jeff Mann




The bill would have no fiscal impact on State or local government.


Date Completed:  9-18-15                                                  Fiscal Analyst:  Elizabeth Pratt




This analysis was prepared by nonpartisan Senate staff for use by the Senate in its deliberations and does not constitute an official statement of legislative intent.