HB 97 – Prohibits breed specific legislation

LIMITATION ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT REGULATION OF

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ANIMALS

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2014 GENERAL SESSION

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STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Brian S. King

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Senate Sponsor: Ralph Okerlund

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8      LONG TITLE
9      General Description:
10          This bill modifies Title 10, Chapter 8, Powers and Duties of Municipalities, and Title
11      18, Dogs.
12      Highlighted Provisions:
13          This bill:
14          .    prohibits a municipality from enacting or enforcing a breed-specific rule, regulation,
15      policy, or ordinance about dogs; and
16          .    makes technical changes.
17      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
18          None
19      Other Special Clauses:
20          This bill provides an effective date.
21      Utah Code Sections Affected:
22      AMENDS:
23           10-8-65 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 1967, Chapter 23
24      ENACTS:
25           18-2-1 , Utah Code Annotated 1953
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27      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
28          Section 1. Section 10-8-65 is amended to read:
29           10-8-65. Dogs — License and tax — Destruction, sale, or other disposal.

 


30          [TheySubject to Section 18-2-1 , a municipality may license, tax, regulate, or prohibit
31      the keeping of dogs, and authorize the destruction, sale, or other disposal of the same when at
32      large contrary to ordinance.
33          Section 2. Section 18-2-1 is enacted to read:
34          18-2-1. Regulation of dogs by a municipality.
35          (1) A municipality may not adopt or enforce a breed-specific rule, regulation, policy, or
36      ordinance regarding dogs.
37          (2) Any breed-specific rule, regulation, policy, or ordinance regarding dogs is void.
38          Section 3. Effective date.
39          This bill takes effect on January 1, 2015.

 

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