A plan to change the state's definition of "dangerous" dogs advanced out of its last committee in the Florida Senate Tuesday. SB 722 can now move to the Senate floor. Its House counterpart, HB 4075, also made it through its committees and could be voted on by the full chamber.
The move would no longer classify dogs found as part of an animal-fighting ring as dangerous. To make their case, Sen. Jim Norman, R-Tampa, and Rep. Luis Garcia, D-Miami Beach, posed earlier this month with Dolly the pit bull, who was recovered in Central Florida and is assumed to have been bred to be a bait dog to train fighters.