Dangerous dog bill


POSTED: Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 5:21pm

UPDATED: Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 9:54am

East Texas Representative Chuck Hopson's "dangerous dog" bill is reaching a final vote in the Texas House Wednesday.  The new bill would toughen current state law for deemed dangerous dog's owners if their dog attacks. Right now, under the current law, if someone's dog attacks and injures a person, the owner could face 2 to 10 years in prison or if the dog kills, the owner could face up to 20 years behind bars. The new law, which would become effective on September 1st of this year, would be more strict, adding a life sentence possibility to that list.


Dogs that are not included in the bill:

Guardian dogs, working dogs, guide dogs, and hunting dogs.


Jessica Wilson/ KETKnbc.com

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Well, too bad the bill has such an obvious loophole. Who knew all these people were using pit bulls to hunt hogs????

It always is that when an ignorant bill leaves the House, Chuck Hopson is the sponcer.

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