Dog Bite Bill Passes MD Senate - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

Dog Bite Bill Passes MD Senate

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Dog owners in Maryland may not always be liable if their furry friend bites someone, according to the State Senate.

Friday, the Maryland Senate unanimously passed a bill, which holds dog owners liable for a bite unless the owner could prove to a jury that the dog didn't have a violent past.

It's a compromise to address a 2012 ruling that found pit bulls to be an "inherently dangerous" breed.  This measure applies to all dogs.

The bill now heads to the House of Delegates.

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