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Urgent Statewide Ban in Oregon! UPDATED!

Discussion in 'Breed Specific Legislation' started by Victoria, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. Victoria

    Victoria Big Dog

    I am sorry if this is not the correct place to post this, but I am trying to find information extremely quickly!!

    Has anyone heard of a proposed BAN on Pit Bulls in the entire state of Oregon?

    I have been told there will be a bill introduced on the Senate floor within the next few weeks, and am trying to validate this information. Please post here, or pm myself or PNWPBR.

    Thank you!
     
  2. CarlyB

    CarlyB Good Dog

    WTF? I haven't heard anything about this!
     
  3. jillibean87

    jillibean87 Good Dog

    I just got an email from our BSL group in PDX saying that KATU will post info re: pit bull ban tonight and 11pm.

    I'll update if I hear anything more!:mad:
     
  4. Mollie's Nana

    Mollie's Nana Krypto Super Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    Keep us updated on this one. I haven't heard anything about it down here in the south. :(
     
  5. kiwi

    kiwi Little Dog

    i have'nt hurd any thing and im in oregon let me no if you hear any thing
    this sucks
     
  6. PNWPBR

    PNWPBR Good Dog

    What I know so far is that the law states there will be no grandfather clause for dogs, and if caught with one you face a $6000 fine, prison time and euthanization of the dog.


    For you locals, watch KATU channel 2 tonite at 11pm for more details.
     
  7. jillibean87

    jillibean87 Good Dog

    The story just ran and they said that the bill will go to senate within the next week. KATU did a really nice job of showing the different viewpoints...though they said that senate WILL grandfather in current pits but with regulations(at lease I think I heard that right! PNWPBR and Victoria might need to confirm that!)
     
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  8. PNWPBR

    PNWPBR Good Dog


    I was first told it would not, I am waiting for the bill so I can review and I will update then.
     
  9. PNWPBR

    PNWPBR Good Dog

    Here is the proposed bill:


     
  10. Zoe

    Zoe GRCH Dog

    Crap... I just got this email from Violet...

    http://www.katu.com/news/local/40466167.html
    Radical new bill talks of banning pit bulls in Ore., euthanizing them



    YouNews™Story Published: Feb 27, 2009 at 11:18 PM PST
    Story Updated: Feb 27, 2009 at 11:34 PM PST
    By Meghan Kalkstein KATU News and KATU.com Staff Video PORTLAND, Ore. - A new bill on pit bulls that hasn't even hit the Senate floor yet is already getting a lot of heat from folks on both side of the issue.
    Under a bill from Sen. Bruce Starr's office, owning a pit bull would be illegal in Oregon and the state would punish those who own one by euthanizing the dog, slapping the owner with thousands of dollars in fines and perhaps even throwing them in jail. And if your pit bull killed someone? Then you could be fined $125,000, spend five years in jail or both.
    Those who already own a pit bull would be grandfathered in, so to speak. They would have to obtain a permit to keep the pit bull (for a fee) and provide a certificate from a veterinarian showing that the dog had been sterilized.
    Here is the summary that is laid out in the draft of the bill:
    Prohibits keeping of pit bull. Creates exception for pit bulls currently in state upon meeting certain conditions. Declares pit bull dangerous dog and makes keeping of pit bull punishable by euthanization of dog and by maximum of $6,250 fine, one year's imprisonment, or both. If dog kills person, punishes by maximum of $125,000 fine, five years' imprisonment, or both. Read the entire bill (pdf)

    The bill has not had a first reading on the Senate floor yet. That is expected in a week or two.
    What do you think of the proposal? Leave a comment below to weigh in
     
  11. StaffyLovin

    StaffyLovin Little Dog

    These people are so stupid. Even if people snuffed out every pitbull in existence it is still possible to revive the breed. Look at the Presa Canarias
     
  12. apbtmom76

    apbtmom76 Good Dog

    ok so I was just about to post this and y'all beat me too it. I will keep my eyes open for anymore info. Thank you for posting this all of you.
     
  13. apbtmom76

    apbtmom76 Good Dog

    Radical new bill talks of banning pit bulls in Ore., euthanizing them

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    PORTLAND, Ore. - A new bill on pit bulls that hasn't even hit the Senate
    floor yet is already getting a lot of heat from folks on both side of the
    issue.

    Under a bill from Sen. Bruce Starr's office, owning a pit bull would be
    illegal in Oregon and the state would punish those who own one by
    euthanizing the dog, slapping the owner with thousands of dollars in fines
    and perhaps even throwing them in jail. And if your pit bull killed
    someone? Then you could be fined $125,000, spend five years in jail or
    both.

    Those who already own a pit bull would be grandfathered in, so to speak.
    They would have to obtain a permit to keep the pit bull (for a fee) and
    provide a certificate from a veterinarian showing that the dog had been
    sterilized.

    Here is the summary that is laid out in the draft of the bill:

    Prohibits keeping of pit bull. Creates exception for pit bulls currently in
    state upon meeting certain conditions. Declares pit bull dangerous dog and
    makes keeping of pit bull punishable by euthanization of dog and by maximum
    of $6,250 fine, one year's imprisonment, or both. If dog kills person,
    punishes by maximum of $125,000 fine, five years' imprisonment, or both.
    <http://media. katu.com/ documents/ 090227_pit_ bull_bill. pdf> Read the entire
    bill (pdf)

    The bill has not had a first reading on the Senate floor yet. That is
    expected in a week or two.

    http://www.katu. com/news/ 40466167. html
     
  14. apbtmom76

    apbtmom76 Good Dog

    Hi all,

    Senator Starr out of Hillsboro has proposed a statewide ban on "pit
    bulls", which KATU reports will be heard within the next couple of
    weeks. While we are waiting on more details on the hearing in order
    to organize a protest, please send your polite, calm and informative
    emails to our senators. Remember to note the ineffectiveness of BSL,
    the cost, and the extreme difficulty in enforcement.

    For help on writing to legislators, www.stopbsl. com is a great
    resource.

    http://www.katu. com/news/ 40466167. html Here is the contact
    information:

    Senator Jason Atkinson
    Party: R District: 2
    Capitol Phone: 503-986-1702
    Interim Phone: 541-955-0911
    Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE., S-415, Salem, OR, 97301
    Interim Address: PO Box 1704, Grants Pass, OR, 97528
    Email: sen.jasonatkinson@ state.or. us

    Senator Alan C Bates
    Party: D District: 3
    Capitol Phone: 503-986-1703
    Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE., S-205, Salem, OR, 97301
    Email: sen.alanbates@ state.or. us

    Senator Suzanne Bonamici
    Party: D District: 17
    Capitol Phone: 503-986-1717
    District Phone: 503-627-0246
    Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, S-403, Salem, OR, 97301
    District Office Address: PO Box 990, Beaverton, OR, 97075
    Email: sen.suzannebonamici @state.or. us

    Senator Brian Boquist
    Party: R District: 12
    Capitol Phone: 503-986-1712
    Capitol Address: 900 Court St NE, S-305, Salem,, OR, 97301
    Email: sen.brianboquist@ state.or. us

    Senator Ginny Burdick
    Party: D District: 18
    Capitol Phone: 503-986-1718
    Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE., S-213, Salem, OR, 97301
    Email: sen.ginnyburdick@ state.or. us

    Senator Margaret Carter
    Party: D District: 22
    Capitol Phone: 503-986-1722
    Interim Phone: 503-282-6846
    Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE., S-209, Salem, OR, 97301
    Interim Address: PO Box 3722, Portland, OR, 97208
    Email: sen.margaretcarter@ state.or. us

    Senator Peter Courtney
    Party: D District: 11
    Capitol Phone: 503-986-1600
    Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE., S-201, Salem, OR, 97301
    Email: sen.petercourtney@ state.or. us

    Senator Richard Devlin
    Party: D District: 19
    Capitol Phone: 503-986-1700
    Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE., S-223, Salem, OR, 97301
    Email: sen.richarddevlin@ state.or. us

    Senator Jackie Dingfelder
    Party: D District: 23
    Capitol Phone: 503-986-1723
    Interim Phone: 503-493-2804
    Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE., S-407, Salem, OR, 97301
    Interim Address: PO Box 13432, Portland, OR, 97213
    Email: sen.jackiedingfelde r@state.or. us

    Senator Ted Ferrioli
    Party: R District: 30
    Capitol Phone: 503-986-1950
    Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE., S-323, Salem, OR, 97301
    Email: sen.tedferrioli@ state.or. us

    Senator Larry George
    Party: R District: 13
    Capitol Phone: 503-986-1713
    Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, S-307, Salem, OR, 97301
    Email: sen.larrygeorge@ state.or. us

    Senator Fred Girod
    Party: R District: 9
    Capitol Phone: 503-986-1709
    Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, S-421, Salem, OR, 97301
    Email: sen.fredgirod@ state.or. us

    Senator Mark Hass
    Party: D District: 14
    Capitol Phone: 503-986-1714
    District Phone: 503-641-2742
    Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE., S-419, Salem, OR, 97301
    Email: sen.markhass@ state.or. us

    Senator Betsy Johnson
    Party: D District: 16
    Capitol Phone: 503-986-1716
    Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE., S-215, Salem, OR, 97301
    Email: sen.betsyjohnson@ state.or. us

    Senator Jeff Kruse
    Party: R District: 1
    Capitol Phone: 503-986-1701
    Interim Phone: 541-673-7201
    Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE., S-316, Salem, OR, 97301
    Interim Address: 636 Wild Iris Lane, Roseburg, OR, 97470
    Email: sen.jeffkruse@ state.or. us

    Senator Rick Metsger
    Party: D District: 26
    Capitol Phone: 503-986-1726
    Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE., S-315, Salem, OR, 97301
    Email: sen.rickmetsger@ state.or. us

    Senator Laurie Monnes Anderson
    Party: D District: 25
    Capitol Phone: 503-986-1725
    Interim Phone: 503-618-3071
    Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE., S-413, Salem, OR, 97301
    Interim Address: PO Box 1531 , Gresham, OR, 97030
    Email: sen.lauriemonnesand erson@state. or.us

    Senator Rod Monroe
    Party: D District: 24
    Capitol Phone: 503-986-1724
    Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, S-409, Salem, OR, 97301
    Email: sen.rodmonroe@ state.or. us

    Senator Bill Morrisette
    Party: D District: 6
    Capitol Phone: 503-986-1706
    Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE., S-207, Salem, OR, 97301
    Email: sen.billmorrisette@ state.or. us

    Senator Frank Morse
    Party: R District: 8
    Capitol Phone: 503-986-1708
    Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE., S-311, Salem, OR, 97301
    Email: sen.frankmorse@ state.or. us

    Senator David Nelson
    Party: R District: 29
    Capitol Phone: 503-986-1729
    Interim Phone: 541-278-2332
    Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE., S-211, Salem, OR, 97301
    Interim Address: 1407 NW Horn Ave., Pendleton, OR, 97801
    Email: sen.davidnelson@ state.or. us

    Senator Floyd Prozanski
    Party: D District: 4
    Capitol Phone: 503-986-1704
    Interim Phone: 541-342-2447
    Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE., S-417, Salem, OR, 97301
    Interim Address: PO Box 11511, Eugene, OR, 97440
    Email: sen.floydprozanski@ state.or. us

    Senator Diane Rosenbaum
    Party: D District: 21
    Capitol Phone: 503-986-1721
    Interim Phone: 503-231-9970
    Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE., S-405, Salem, OR, 97301
    Interim Address: 1125 SE Madison St., Suite 100B, Portland, OR, 97214
    Email: sen.dianerosenbaum@ state.or. us

    Senator Martha Schrader
    Party: D District: 20
    Capitol Phone: 503-986-1720
    Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, S-425, Salem, OR, 97301
    Email: sen.marthaschrader@ state.or. us

    Senator Bruce Starr
    Party: R District: 15
    Capitol Phone: 503-986-1715
    Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE., S-411, Salem, OR, 97302
    Email: sen.brucestarr@ state.or. us

    Senator Chris Telfer
    Party: R District: 27
    Capitol Phone: 503-986-1727
    Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, S-423, Salem, OR, 97301
    Email: sen.christelfer@ state.or. us

    Senator Joanne Verger
    Party: D District: 5
    Capitol Phone: 503-986-1705
    Interim Phone: 541-756-4140
    Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE., S-401, Salem, OR, 97301
    Interim Address: 3696 Broadway PMB 344, North Bend, OR, 97459
    Email: sen.joanneverger@ state.or. us

    Senator Vicki L Walker
    Party: D District: 7
    Capitol Phone: 503-986-1707
    Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE., S-309, Salem, OR, 97301
    Email: sen.vickiwalker@ state.or. us

    Senator Doug Whitsett
    Party: R District: 28
    Capitol Phone: 503-986-1728
    Interim Phone: 541-882-1315
    Capitol Address: 900 Court St NE., S-303, Salem, OR, 97301
    Interim Address: 23131 North Poe Valley Rd., Klamath Falls, OR, 97603
    Email: sen.dougwhitsett@ state.or. us

    Senator Jackie Winters
    Party: R District: 10
    Capitol Phone: 503-986-1710
    Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE., S-301, Salem, OR, 97301
    Email: sen.jackiewinters@ state.or. us
     
  15. PNWPBR

    PNWPBR Good Dog

  16. dreameyce

    dreameyce Little Dog

    I can't believe this is happening in my state. I've been moody, emotional, and even busting into tears all day thanks to this crud. (And I'm not normally one to cry... damn PMS) I can't even start making calls, and writing letters yet... hopefully I have composure come monday.

    First the attack on Oregon dog breeders, and now this. I'm beginning to hate politics even more than before right now. When banning (killing) Pit Bulls doesn't solve the problem, then what? Ban on ALL dogs?

    With this logic, why not just ban/regulate/sterilize all teen boys. Teen boys are the humans most known for aggression, and problems according to the media. I bet teen boys kill more people than any other people kill people. If we neuter them, and set heavy fines for keeping them, maybe in the future we can be completely rid of those terrible teen boys?
     
  17. Zoe

    Zoe GRCH Dog

    :hug:
     
  18. dreameyce

    dreameyce Little Dog

    Do you know of any other (format) groups? I *HATE* meetup.com, and canceled my account a while ago ;) I'm on general dog law lists discussing this topic, but would like to know of any local events, or protests/events that may be planned.

    Living right by the capitol, I'm about to sit there with Wii, with a sign around her neck. Too bad it's cold! ;)

    I just can't believe this is even happening, and hope it's tossed out, and that a better general (All dog) dangerous dog law is pushed. Oregon needs better dog laws... but banning a breed isn't going to fix the laws that are lacking!
     
  19. simms

    simms Good Dog

    Good for you!
     

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