Earlier today, Nevada AB 110 passed a vote in the state Senate. AB 110 would prohibit laws targeting specific breeds of dogs on the state level. It passed the Senate with a vote of 20-1.
This bill has already passed the House of Representatives with a unanimous vote.
Thus, the bill, which has passed both houses with only ONE dissenting vote, awaits the governor's signature to become law.
I've often noted that professionals with experience in canine behavior almost unanimously oppose laws targeting specific breeds, but now, the growing trend is that there is virtually no support for laws targeting breeds among legislators either.
Nevada is now set to join 14 other states with provisions AGAINST breed-specific laws -- including Massachusetts which passed a similar law last year.
The trend is clear. And finally, we're moving further and further away from breed-specific policies toward effective policies based on the behavior of an animal, not how it looks.