Dogs should be judged not by breed, but by their behavior, according to a pair of bills that would overturn Miami-Dade County’s 33-year-old pit bull ban.
Sen. Alexis Calatayud and Rep. Demi Busatta Cabrera, both Republicans representing the Miami area, have filed identical bills (SB 942, HB 941) that would end Miami’s city ordinance banning pit bulls and any other local ordinances that target specific breeds that were passed before October 1990.
Sunrise’s 1989 ordinance would also end upon the legislation’s passage. That ordinance requires dogs with certain characteristics associated with “pit bulls” to be securely locked in a pen or muzzled.
– Anne Geggis, Florida Politics