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Jan 16, 2008

****WE HAVE GOT TO START WRITING, FAXING, EMAILING LETTERS NOW!!!***

PLEASE CROSSPOST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TN introduces ban on pit bull - includes AmStaff

HEADS UP in Tennessee!!

Senate Bill 2738 filed for introduction 1/14/08
"Creates a class A misdemeanor of knowingly owning a pit bull in this state"

The expanded version of the bill defines pit bull:
(2) "Pit bull dog" means any pit bull terrier; and

(3) "Pit bull terrier" means any American pit bull terrier, Staffordshire
bull

terrier, American bulldog or American Staffordshire terrier breed of dog or
any

mixed breed of dog which contains as fifty percent (50%) of its breeding the

breed of American pit bull terrier, Staffordshire bull terrier, American
bulldog or

American Staffordshire terrier, so as to be identifiable as partially of the
breed

American pit bull terrier, Staffordshire bull terrier, American bulldog or
American

Staffordshire terrier.

(b) It is an offense for any person to knowingly own a pit bull dog in this
state.

(c) A violation of this section is a Class A misdemeanor.

(d) In addition to the penalty imposed in subsection (c), the court making
the

sentencing determination for a person convicted under this section shall
order the

person convicted to surrender custody and forfeit the pit bull dog or pit
bull dogs if the...

To see the bill ..
http://www.legislat ure.state. tn.us/

Contact Info for TN Sen. Kilby, Sponsor of TENNESSEE: SB2738
Posted by: "Cherie Graves" paragon@surf1.ws graves_cherie
Wed Jan 16, 2008 10:57 am (PST)
Tennessee Senate
TOMMY KILBY
D - Wartburg
District 12 - Campbell, Fentress, Morgan,
Rhea, Roane and Scott counties

District Address
118 Henry Heidel Lane
Wartburg, TN 37887

Nashville Address
10A Legislative Plaza
Nashville, TN 37243-0212
Phone (615) 741-1449
Fax (615) 253-0237
Staff Contact: Nadine Korby, Jeremy Davis, Research Analyst


Tennessee Senate Contact info
Posted by: "Cherie Graves" paragon@surf1.ws graves_cherie
Wed Jan 16, 2008 11:52 am (PST)
sen.mae.beavers@ legislature. state.tn. us;
sen.andy.berke@ legislature. state.tn. us;
sen.diane.black@ legislature. state.tn. us;
sen.dewayne. bunch@legislatur e.state.tn. us;
sen.tim.burchett@ legislature. state.tn. us;
sen.charlotte. burks@legislatur e.state.tn. us;
sen.rusty.crowe@ legislature. state.tn. us;
sen.lowe.finney@ legislature. state.tn. us;
sen.raymond. finney@legislatu re.state. tn.us;
sen.ophelia. ford@legislature .state.tn. us;
sen.thelma.harper@ legislature. state.tn. us;
sen.joe.haynes@ legislature. state.tn. us;
sen.douglas. henry@legislatur e.state.tn. us;
sen.roy.herron@ legislature. state.tn. us;
sen.doug.jackson@ legislature. state.tn. us;
sen.jack.johnson@ legislature. state.tn. us;
sen.bill.ketron@ legislature. state.tn. us;
sen.tommy.kilby@ legislature. state.tn. us;
sen.rosalind. kurita@legislatu re.state. tn.us;
sen.jim.kyle@ legislature. state.tn. us;
sen.beverly. marrero@legislat ure.state. tn.us;
sen.randy.mcnally@ legislature. state.tn. us;
sen.mark.norris@ legislature. state.tn. us;
lt.gov.ron.ramsey@ legislature. state.tn. us;
sen.steve.roller@ legislature. state.tn. us;
sen.steve.southerla nd@legislature. state.tn. us;
sen.paul.stanley@ legislature. state.tn. us;
sen.reginald. tate@legislature .state.tn. us;
sen.jim.tracy@ legislature. state.tn. us;
sen.bo.watson@ legislature. state.tn. us;
sen.john.wilder@ legislature. state.tn. us;
sen.micheal. williams@ legislature. state.tn. us;
sen.jamie.woodson@ legislature. state.tn. us;

http://www.legislature.state.tn.us/bills/currentga/BILL/SB2738.pdf



Jessica Huggins
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Hearts Of Gold Pit Rescue
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"My goal in life is to become as wonderful as my dog thinks I am." - Toby & Eileen Green
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