Thursday, June 9, 2011

Michigan House panel puts the brakes on proposed pit bull ban

By Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press

A legislative attempt to eventually ban pit bull ownership in Michigan is apparently going nowhere – at least for now.
State Rep. Tim Bledsoe of Grosse Pointe introduced the legislation that would make it illegal to own a pit bull in the state following a 10-year phase-out period.
But the chairman of the House Regulatory Reform Committee, Rep. Hugh Crawford of Novi, does not plan to move on the bill, his office confirmed this afternoon. That effectively shelves the legislation for now.
Bledsoe ‘s office said he was approached by constituents who were concerned about pit bull attacks that had hurt children elsewhere. He introduced the legislation last week.
If passed, the legislation would have begun by barring the breeding and sale of pit bulls after one year. After four years, all pit bulls would be required to be spayed or neutered. And 10 years after enactment, no one in Michigan would be allowed to own a pit bull.

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