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2009 Regular Session
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Bill Title: Relating to dogs.
Catchline/Summary: Requires keeper of pit bull to maintain liability insurance.
Makes violation punishable by maximum fine of $180. Directs court to order keeper found in violation to prove compliance within period established by court. Makes failure to prove compliance with order punishable by maximum fine of $720 per day. Creates crime of maintaining potentially dangerous dog. Makes first offense punishable by maximum of 30 days' imprisonment, $1,250 fine, or both. Makes second or subsequent offense punishable by maximum of six months' imprisonment, $2,500 fine, or both. Changes elements for crime of maintaining dangerous dog. Makes most violations punishable by maximum of one year's imprisonment, $6,250 fine, or both. Makes punishable by maximum of five years' imprisonment, $125,000 fine, or both, if dog kills person or for second or subsequent offense resulting in serious physical injury. Eliminates potentially dangerous dog behavior from public nuisance statute. Adds menacing behavior to public nuisance statute.
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Fiscal Impact: May Have Fiscal Impact, But No Statement Yet Issued
Revenue Impact: No Revenue Impact
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Current Location: In House Committee
Current Committee: House Committee On Consumer Protection
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