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Dogs Sticking Heads Out of Car Windows Would Be Illegal Under Florida Proposal

The legislation encountered a ‘swift backlash.’




Legislation proposed in Florida would make it illegal to let your dog stick its head out the car window.

The provision is part of a larger bill that “introduces a list of new rules that could be put into law regarding the transportation of animals and related subjects,” Parade reports.

The proposal, called Senate Bill 932, comes from Sen. Lauren Book (D-Broward). It specifically would prohibit letting a dog “extend its head or any other body part outside a motor vehicle window while the person is operating the motor vehicle on a public roadway.”

The legislation, however, is likely to be altered or removed due to a “swift backlash,” the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports. A spokeswoman for Book told the newspaper: “The public has spoken. She’s heard from folks who feel really strongly about this. This is not something that Floridians want.”

If the proposal stays in the bill, it may be limited to only apply to highway driving, spokeswoman Claire VanSusteren said.





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