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Maryland Senate Panel Advances Pit Bull Bill

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    A Maryland Senate panel passed a bill to address a Maryland court ruling that determined pit bulls are “inherently dangerous.”

    The Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee passed the bill on Thursday, the first day of a special session in Annapolis.

    The bill now goes to the full Senate for consideration.

    The Maryland Court of Appeals ruling in April singled out pit bulls as a dangerous breed, making owners liable for first bites.

    The bill makes owners of all dogs liable for bites.