This afternoon SB11 (dogs on patios) passed the senate 11 to 29 with an amendment by Sen. Boitano that says a restaurant would need to post a sign that dogs are
allowed on the patio.
Other amendments offered and defeated were those that:
- Said a fire hydrant must be on each patio to accommodate the dogs.
- Said other pets should be allowed like snakes. One senator brought his pet python onto the senate floor as an expert witness!!!!!
- Asked what about a chupacabra?
Next week SB 11 is off to the House. Please call or email your representative and ask them to support this bill. I was a little surprised by the 11 that voted against this bill and their reasoning.
Thanks for all your help in getting the bill this far. Hopefully we can all have a party this summer with our pups on our favoriite patios.