Podcast: Dog-bite legislation dies; pit bulls remain ‘inherently dangerous’

Pit bull legislation changing liability for dog bites dies as House passes a different version of the bill and the Senate refuses to go along, reports Duane Keenan in this podcast.

The House approved a heavily amended version of the Senate bill. Afterward, we spoke with House Judiciary Committee member, Delegate Curt Anderson. The question was if the Senate would approve the changes the House made to their bill. Sen. Bobby Zirkin commented then the chair of the Judicial Proceedings Committee, Sen. Brian Frosh, D-Montgomery.

As expected, the Senate did not approve the changes the House made to the dog-bite bill, and that legislation was left to die. The Solesky court case stands- and pit-bulls remain singled out as “inherently dangerous” dogs.

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Len Lazarick was the founding editor and publisher of MarylandReporter.com and is currently the president of its nonprofit corporation and chairman of its board He was formerly the State House bureau chief of the daily Baltimore Examiner from its start in April 2006 to its demise in February 2009. He was a copy editor on the national desk of the Washington Post for eight years before that, and has spent decades covering Maryland politics and government.


  1. Maxine012

    This explains nothing. Why were the two versions different, in what way? And why couldn’t they reach agreement? Explain this.

  2. Meghan

    The Court of Appeals is still reviewing the Motion for Reconsideration and until they make a decision on that the ruling in this case will not take effect.

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