May 11, 2012 0
A court’s apparent sense of “breedism” has led to an extraordinarily rare legislative pairing.
As the fallout continues over a Maryland Court of Appeals ruling that calls pit bulls inherently dangerous, two state delegates on polar opposite sides of the political spectrum are co-sponsoring legislation that would overturn the court’s ruling.
“A dog may not be presumed dangerous solely on the basis of the breed or heritage of the dog,” the bill states.
It appears unlikely that the legislation will receive a serious look from the House of Delegates, however. House Speaker Michael E. Busch, D-Anne Arundel, is not expected to put on the agenda anything more than the state’s fiscal 2013 budget.
Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr., D-Calvert and Prince George’s, has emphatically said that the budget would be the only issue discussed during the three day session, as has Gov. Martin O’Malley.