Help repeal BSL in Miami-Dade County, Florida

Dahlia Canes, the Founder/Director for the MCABSL, is urging Florida residents to please take action now and write, call, e mail or fax the Agriculture & Natural Resources Subcommittee and contact their respective legislators, to pass SB1322 and HB997. This is an incredible opportunity to repeal BSL in Miami~Dade County .

Florida state law prohibits muncipalities from passing BSL, but allows breed specific ordinances that were in place prior to October 1, 1990. The most famous of these grandfathered laws is the breed ban in Miami-Dade County.

Newly filed Florida House Bill 997, along with its companion Senate Bill 1322, are very simple bills that remove the grandfather clause. If these bills pass, Miami-Dade County (and any other municipality with grandfathered BSL) will be forced to repeal.

HB 997 has just been assigned to the Agriculture & Natural Resources Subcommittee. No hearing has been scheduled yet. Please contact the following members and urge them to pass HB 997. (Email block for cut-and-paste.)

Steve.Crisafulli@myfloridahouse.gov; Rachel.Burgin@myfloridahouse.gov; Michelle.Rehwinkel@myfloridahouse.gov; jim.boyd@myfloridahouse.gov; jason.brodeur@myfloridahouse.gov; dwight.bullard@myfloridahouse.gov; matt.caldwell@myfloridahouse.gov; luis.garcia@myfloridahouse.gov; richard.glorioso@myfloridahouse.gov; tom.goodson@myfloridahouse.gov; steve.perman@myfloridahouse.gov; ray.pilon@myfloridahouse.gov; elizabeth.porter@myfloridahouse.gov; franklin.sands@myfloridahouse.gov; jimmie.smith@myfloridahouse.gov

You can also contact your respective Florida legislators and ask them to support this bill.

Please also write to the bill sponsors and thank them for filing this important bill:

HB 997 filed by Rep Carlos Trujillo, carlos.trujillo@myfloridahouse.gov

SB 1322 filed by Senator Jim Norman, norman.jim.web@flsenate.gov

Status page for HB 997: http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Bills/billsdetail.aspx?BillId=48233

Read the text of the proposed bill: http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Documents/loaddoc.aspx?FileName=_h0997__.docx&DocumentType=Bill&BillNumber=0997&Session=2012

Thank you to Dahlia for the information and for all the hard work she and so many others are doing to repeal all existing BSL in Florida!

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