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State Capitol News
3:21 pm
Wed January 25, 2012

State Lawmaker Proposes Allowing Dogs Off-Leash if Insurance can Pay for Injuries Dogs may Cause

State lawmakers are weighing whether to let those who have insurance to pay for injuries their dogs may cause ignore county leash laws and homeowner association rules. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

The proposal comes from Sen. Lori Klein.

"I've had several of my constituents come to me about the fact that little old grandmother with her little Chihuahua comes out with the dog, the dog gets off leash and she's fined," Klein said. "Twenty five percent of the fines in homeowner associations are over dogs off leash. And most of it is very silly."

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