2012 Regular Session


File Code: Criminal Law - Substantive Crimes
Sponsored By:
Delegates Reznik, Burns, Carr, Clippinger, DeBoy, A. Kelly, Luedtke, McDonough, and Waldstreicher
Criminal Law - Dangerous Dogs and At-Risk Owners


Authorizing an appropriate unit of a county or municipal corporation to determine that a person is an at-risk owner under specified circumstances; authorizing the unit to require an at-risk owner to register with the unit and pay a registration fee set by the unit; requiring an at-risk owner to provide a letter containing specified information to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and complete a responsible pet ownership course before acquiring a dog; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

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House Action
First Reading Judiciary
Hearing 2/9 at 1:00 p.m.
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Kirill Reznik, District 39
Delegate Emmett C. Burns, Jr., District 10
Delegate Alfred C. Carr, Jr., District 18
Delegate Luke Clippinger, District 46
Delegate Steven J. DeBoy, Sr., District 12A
Delegate Ariana B. Kelly, District 16
Delegate Eric G. Luedtke, District 14
Delegate Pat McDonough, District 7
Delegate Jeff Waldstreicher, District 18

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Animals -see also- Birds; Turtles
Counties -see also- Chartered Counties; Code Counties
Education -see also- Driver Ed; Higher Ed; Special Ed; etc
Fees -see also- Attys' Fees; Devt Fees & Taxes; Reimb Rates.
Municipal Corporations -see also- Annap; Balt; Hager; OC
Penalties and Sentences -see also- Death Penalty
Registration -see also- Motor Vehicle Registration
Safety -see also- Occupational Safety

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Criminal Law
( 10-619 , 10-619.1 )


All documents except Roll Call Votes are displayed in PDF format:
Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Amendments: None offered
Committee Votes :