On January 19, 2018, House Bill 18-1126 was introduced and assigned to the Local Government Committee. HB 18-1126 proposes to prohibit association regulations banning dogs due solely to breed, weight, or size classifications. If passed, associations would no longer be able to adopt blanket restrictions prohibiting specific dog breeds, i.e. pit bulls, dogs larger than a certain weight, i.e. 75 pounds, or classes of dogs, i.e. large dogs. However, this Bill does not seek to restrict regulations relating to the prevention of nuisance barking, requirements concerning the number of dogs per household, waste disposal requirements, or other restrictions targeting bad behavior.
Please note, as this bill is not yet law, and is still in the early stages, the above restrictions are not yet required or binding at this time. However, any board seeking to adopt pet regulations should keep this in mind when drafting or adopting the same.
If you have any questions on the above please contact any of our attorneys at (303) 432-9999.