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Missouri Dangerous Dog Law

The Missouri House of Representatives will hear testimony Monday on a bill to tighten a hole in the dangerous dog law. Currently, if a dog injures you while you're riding, running, or otherwise engaged in lawful activities, there's nothing law enforcement can do to force the owner to contain the dog. Existing laws all require a dog to bite someone to be considered dangerous or vicious.
HB 992, filed by State Representative Jamie Burger (a cyclist himself, lives in Benton), broadens the definition to include dogs that have injured a person otherwise engaged in lawful activity.
HB 992 would simply allow police to fine owners of dogs who injure people engaged in lawful activities, and give the owners some incentive to control or contain their dogs.
Under the current house rules, they are accepting online testimony via a written form. If you have been chased or injured by dogs while running or cycling, your testimony would help law enforcement make the roads safer.
You can submit testimony at this link https://house.mo.gov/WitnessForm/Default.aspx?noticeid=5977 , or you can go to https://house.mo.gov/bill.aspx?bill=HB992&year=2021&code=R for more information.

Please, submissions from Missouri residents only.
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