SB 173

Sponsor
Session
Regular Session 2018
Title
Dogs, used for agricultural work, exempt from local leash laws, exception
Description

Under existing law, a county or municipality may require that a dog be kept on a leash or otherwise restrained

This bill would exempt agricultural work dogs, as defined in the bill, from local leash and restraint laws, except in wildlife management areas

Relating to dogs; to exempt agricultural work dogs from state or local leash and restraint laws; and to provide an exception for wildlife management areas.

Subjects
Animals
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Under existing law, a county or municipality may require that a dog be kept on a leash or otherwise restrained

This bill would exempt agricultural work dogs, as defined in the bill, from local leash and restraint laws, except in wildlife management areas

Relating to dogs; to exempt agricultural work dogs from state or local leash and restraint laws; and to provide an exception for wildlife management areas.

Section 1

(a) For the purposes of this section, the following terms shall have the following meanings: (1) AGRICULTURAL WORK DOG. Any dog that is trained to herd or protect livestock or to otherwise assist in agricultural work and is actually or has been used for such purposes. (2) HUNTING DOG. Any dog trained to hunt wild game with a handler. (b) A local law requiring a dog to be kept on a leash or otherwise restrained does not apply to an agricultural work dog at any time while the dog is engaged in agricultural work or a hunting dog.

Section 2

This act shall become effective on the first day of the third month following its passage and approval by the Governor, or its otherwise becoming law.

No articles found.
Action Date Chamber Action
March 21, 2018SAgriculture, Conservation, and Forestry first Amendment Offered
March 21, 2018HPending third reading on day 23 Favorable from Agriculture and Forestry
March 21, 2018HRead for the second time and placed on the calendar
March 15, 2018HRead for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on Agriculture and Forestry
March 15, 2018SEngrossed
March 15, 2018SMotion to Read a Third Time and Pass adopted Roll Call 883
March 15, 2018SWhatley motion to Adopt adopted Roll Call 882
March 15, 2018SAgriculture, Conservation, and Forestry Amendment Offered
March 15, 2018SThird Reading Passed
January 25, 2018SRead for the second time and placed on the calendar 1 amendment
January 16, 2018SRead for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry
2018-03-15
Chamber: Senate
Result: Passed
2018-03-15
Chamber: Senate
Result: Passed