BILL SUMMARY – HB14
Defines a “nuisance dog” as a dog that without provocation and while off the premises of its owner, keeper, or harborer has chased or approached a person in either a menacing fashion or an apparent attitude of attack or has attempted to bite or otherwise endanger any person.
Defines a “dangerous dog” as a dog that, without provocation, has caused injury, other than killing or serious injury, to any person; has killed another dog; or has been the subject of a third violation of a prohibition regarding general confinement and control of dogs.
Defines a “vicious dog” as a dog that, without provocation, has killed or caused serious injury to any person.
Specifies that “nuisance dog,” “dangerous dog,” and “vicious dog” do not include a police dog that engages in specified behavior and that “vicious dog” does not include a dog that engages in specified behavior against a trespasser.
Specifies that an owner, keeper, or harborer of a dog who was required to comply with the requirements pertaining to a “vicious dog” prior to the effective date of the bill will be required to comply with the requirements pertaining to a “dangerous dog” on or after the effective date of the bill.