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Legislation Nullifies Maryland Court's Ruling on Dangerous Dogs

The bill awaits final approval by Maryland's governor.

Pit bulls will no longer be considered "inherently dangerous," according to (Screenshot from Capital News Service video)
Pit bulls will no longer be considered "inherently dangerous," according to (Screenshot from Capital News Service video)

By Nick Munson, CAPITAL NEWS SERVICE

Since 2012 in Maryland following a Court of Appeals ruling, dog bites by pit bulls could bring harsher penalties on landlords, owners and the dogs themselves than bites from other dog breeds. But following final action by state lawmakers and with the governor's signature, that will change.

See the video report here.

The new bill holds all dog owners liable for dog bites and does not name any single breed.

PH April 06, 2014 at 10:45 AM
What Robert Curry said! 'insurance should be required of PARENTS to cover damage to others and/or their property by their CHILDREN!' It's known that children do more damage to apartments and homes than pets do. Yet most apartments are 'no pet' zones.
PH April 06, 2014 at 10:46 AM
Now let's move on to motorcycle only check points. No different than BSL was. People are trying to push this thru. It won't go this year, but they'll keep trying.
Buck Harmon April 07, 2014 at 08:26 AM
Motorcycle only checkpoints ?
PH April 07, 2014 at 10:22 AM
Yes, Buck, motorcycle only check points. The following is a link to Abate of Maryland's FB page explaining. We also have a website. In Carroll County, we have a chapter and a website and a FB page.
Michele April 07, 2014 at 11:29 AM
Let's hear it for the Bullies! Very true that they should not be singled out. ANY dog can bite at ANY time.

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