Oklahoma Senator Patrick Anderson’s office reported on Wednesday, January 23, that he has abandoned his proposed bill that would allow municipalities to pass ordinances banning certain breeds of dogs. Current state law prohibits municipalities from passing BSL. In an interview last week, Anderson stated he wasn’t budging on his position to push his bill forward, but it seems the animal welfare community in Oklahoma has been very vocal in their opposition to SB32. Thousands of Oklahoma residents have already signed a petition to kill the bill. It should be noted that a similar bill was proposed a couple of years ago, and it met with the same staunch opposition and died quickly.
We will continue to monitor SB32 until we have confirmation the bill has officially died, but for the moment, things look good for responsible pet owners in Oklahoma.