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Seward County, KS: Opportunity to repeal BSL

Posted on March 24, 2011 by stopbslcom| Leave a comment
Seward County, KS has had a breed ban since 1991, and recently passed a resolution that eliminated the grandfather clause. Now, a resident has requested a new grandfather clause or elimination of the ban. The county commissioners have mixed opinions about it, with some supporting repeal, and others opposing.
This may provide an opportunity to encourage the county to repeal the breed-specific portion of their dog law. Residents and others are encouraged to send polite, respectful correspondence in support of an effective breed-neutral approach to animal control.
County Administrator Mary Bloomer, [email protected]
C.J. Wettstein, [email protected]
Ada J. Linenbroker, [email protected]
Randy Malin, Vice Chair, [email protected]
Doug LaFreniere, [email protected]
Jim Rice, Chairman, [email protected]

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515 N Washington, Suite 206, Liberal, KS 67901
Ph: (620) 626-3212
Fx: (620) 626-3397
Pits bulls or No pit bulls

By ROBERT PIERCE, Leader & Times
Wednesday, 23 March 2011 13:07

[...] "The one option you can do is just repeal the resolution, and pit bulls are legal in Seward County," [county counsel Dan Diepenbrock] said. "Another option would be to add another grandfather clause to the resolution you adopted resolution that would grandfather the dogs and not the owner. Any dogs that would be alive at the time the grandfather clause is adopted could stay in Seward County, but you wouldn't be permitted to continue to breed."[...]
The board voted 4-1, with Linenbroker voting against, to revisit the resolution. Wettstein suggested the commission make a decision one way or the other as soon as the next meeting on April 4.
Full article retrieved 3/24/11 from http://www.swdtimes.com/index.php?op...news&Itemid=40
 

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Seward County, KS: Commission to discuss ban, April 4

Seward County, KS: Commission to discuss ban, April 4

Posted on April 3, 2011 by stopbslcom| 1 Comment
Seward County, KS, has had a breed ban since 1991, and recently passed a resolution that eliminated the grandfather clause. Now, a resident has requested a new grandfather clause or elimination of the ban. The county commissioners have mixed opinions about it, with some supporting repeal, and others opposing.
The commissioners are expected to make some kind of decision about the resolution during the commission meeting on April 4 at 5:30 PM, in the Seward County Administration Building, Suite 206, 515 N. Washington, Liberal, Kansas, 67901. This topic IS on the agenda for the April 4 meeting. Residents of Seward County, please attend the meeting and encourage county commissioners to remove the breed-specific language from the animal ordinance.
County Administrator Mary Bloomer, [email protected]
C.J. Wettstein, [email protected]
Ada J. Linenbroker, [email protected]
Randy Malin, Vice Chair, [email protected]
Doug LaFreniere, [email protected]
Jim Rice, Chairman, [email protected]

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Seward County, KS Repeals 20 year old "pit bull' ban

Seward County, KS Repeals 20 year old "pit bull' ban

Last night, in a 3-2 vote, the Seward County Counsel voted to repeal the county's 20 year old breed ban.
Seward County is a small county (22,500 population) in southwestern Kansas (the county seat is Liberal) that originally passed a ban in 1991 that included a grandfather clause. In February, the counsel updated the law to remove the grandfather clause, acknowledging that any dog that would have been covered under the grandfather clause would have long since passed away.
Eliminating the clause brought attention to the law itself and last night, the repealed the whole thing.
An area citizen, Gerald Valentine (who has a bit of a questionable track record), noted that breed specific laws were not enforceable -- and noted several other area cities including Wellington, KS, Edwardsville, KS and Topeka, KS that have all repealed their breed bans.
This community will now work to build a new breed-neutral dangerous dog law. I highly recommend they take a look at the replacement law in Edwardsville as a base -- as it is a really good law that is very proactive in nature, yet allows appropriate due process for dog owners.
Congrats to the rational folks in Seward County who repealed the ordinance -- and best of luck as they work to replace it with a better, updated law.
 
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