Full Statute Name:  West's Florida Statutes Annotated. TITLE XLV. TORTS. CHAPTER 767. DAMAGE BY DOGS. 767.14. Additional local restrictions authorized

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Primary Citation:  West's F. S. A. § 767.14 Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  October, 2022 Alternate Citation:  FL ST 767.14 Date Adopted:  1990 Historical: 
Summary: This Florida statute provides that nothing in the dangerous dog act limits the ability of local governments from enacting restrictions on dangerous dogs more severe than the state law, as long as the regulations are not breed-specific.

This act does not limit any local government from adopting an ordinance to address the safety and welfare concerns caused by attacks on persons or domestic animals, placing further restrictions or additional requirements on owners of dogs that have bitten or attacked persons or domestic animals, or developing procedures and criteria for the implementation of this act, provided that no such regulation is specific to breed and that the provisions of this act are not lessened by such additional regulations or requirements. This section does not apply to any local ordinance adopted prior to October 1, 1990.

Laws 1990, c. 90-180, § 5. Amended by Laws 2016, c. 2016-16, § 5, eff. March 8, 2016.

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