The Utah Legislature has sent a bill to the Governor that will prohibit municipalities in the state...
The Utah Legislature has sent a bill to the Governor that will prohibit municipalities in the state from adopting or enforcing any breed-specific policy.
House Bill 97 seeks to protect the rights of responsible dog owners in Utah by prohibiting municipalities from adopting or enforcing any breed-specific rule, regulation, policy or ordinance. It further states that any current breed-specific rule or policy in the state is void.
The bill is on the governor’s desk and action could be taken at any time. Utah residents and those who participate in dog events in Utah are encouraged to contact Governor Herbert TODAY and ask him to support House Bill 97:
Governor Gary Herbert
Utah State Capitol Complex
350 North State Street, Suite 200
PO Box 142220
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-2220
Online comment form: http://governor.utah.gov/goca/form_comment.html
The AKC supports House Bill 97, which protects the rights of dog owners while still allowing communities to enact dangerous dog laws that hold all owners accountable.
Read AKC talking points on breed-specific legislation
Read AKC Issue Analysis "Why Breed-Specific Legislation Doesn't Work"
View AKC's Position Statement: "Dangerous Dog" Control Legislation
For questions or more information, contact AKC Government Relations at (919) 816-3720 or firstname.lastname@example.org.