House and Senate action on HB 1279 has been concluded and the bill sent on to the Governor for his signature. Please contact him and urge him to sign:
Bill Owens, Governor

136 State Capitol, Denver, CO 80203-1792, Voice: 303-866-2471 Fax:(303) 866-2003
E-mail address: governorowens at state.co.us
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This bill will outlaw any additional breed specific legislation in Colorado and may also overturn the pre-existing laws (that will depend on how the courts rule on Denver's inevitable resistance; there is a test case ready to proceed if the Governor signs the bill). There are also provisions that improve liability laws regarding dangerous dogs.

You can find the complete text of the bill at the Colorado legislature's website:
http://www.leg.state.co.us/Clics2004a/csl.nsf/BillFoldersHouse?openFrameset

Major kudos to Rep. Stafford and Senator Hillman, the sponsors of the bill, and to the Colorado dog fancy, including many individuals as well as folks from the Colorado Federation of Dog Clubs. And of course to the many innocent human and canine victims of unfair dog profiling.
EmilyS
PLEASE! This lousy bill says that if your dog bites anyone, under any circumstances, whether or not your dog has ever been agressive, you can be sued. Currently, only known agressors are a liability. This law means that if the neighbor kid gets into your fenced yard and beats your dog into biting it, you can be sued. Think about what you read.
PLEASE! This lousy bill says that if your dog bites anyone, under any circumstances, whether or not your dog has ... into your fenced yard and beats your dog into biting it, you can be sued. Think about what you read.

But even without the law, anyone can be sued for any reason and that's a good thing. Whether the suit gets thrown out of court and whether the jury awards damages is another subject altogether.
Lia
PLEASE! This lousy bill says that if your dog bites anyone, under any circumstances, whether or not your dog has ... into your fenced yard and beats your dog into biting it, you can be sued. Think about what you read.

that's not true.
There are specific exemptions for dogs on their own property and for dogs provoked into biting.
You need to read the law.. Find it at www.colorado.gov; select legislature and HB1279
The Governor signed it... now it only remains to see what will happen to the pre-exisiting laws and whether they will be overturned. Denver will contest.\
EmilyS