SENATE BILL No. 239

 

 

March 26, 2015, Introduced by Senator ROBERTSON and referred to the Committee on Local Government.

 

 

 

     A bill to prohibit a local unit of government from enacting an

 

ordinance or rule that regulates a dog based solely on breed,

 

perceived breed, or type; and to provide for the powers and duties

 

of certain local governmental entities.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

 

     Sec. 1. (1) A local unit of government shall not enact an

 

ordinance or rule that regulates a dog based solely on the breed,

 

perceived breed, or type of dog.

 

     (2) This act does not prohibit a local unit of government from

 

enacting an ordinance or rule that places restrictions or imposes

 

additional requirements on dogs or dog owners.

 

     (3) As used in this act, "local unit of government" means a

 

county, city, village, or township.

 

     Enacting section 1. This act takes effect 90 days after the

 


date it is enacted into law.