NV Bans Breed Discrimination

Spencer_new-2Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed A.B. 110 into law. This means Nevada joins 13 other states in prohibiting local governments, counties, municipalities, from passing or enforcing existing ordinances that state a dog is dangerous or vicious “based solely” on the dog’s breed. Under the new law no dog can be found dangerous or vicious “based solely” on his or her breed. The new law is an amendment of the state’s dangerous dog law, NRS 202.500.

The bill passed both the Assembly and the Senate with only 1 opposing vote, a no from state Sen. Debbie Smith.