SB 1090

85(R) - 2017
Senate Intergovernmental Relations
House Public Health
Senate Intergovernmental Relations
House Public Health
County Government

Companion Bill

HB 1156

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Negative
  • Negative
  • Neutral


Eddie Lucio Jr.


Sarah Davis


Roberto Alonzo
Rafael Anchia
Diana Arevalo
Dwayne Bohac
Angie Chen Button
Giovanni Capriglione
Garnet F. Coleman
Philip Cortez
Dan Flynn
Charlie Geren
Craig Goldman
Larry Gonzales
Lance Gooden
Bobby Guerra
Roland Gutierrez
Donna Howard
Eric Johnson
Phil King
Linda Koop
Eddie Lucio III
Morgan Meyer
Rick Miller
Victoria Neave
Matt Shaheen
Lynn Stucky
Ed Thompson
Senfronia Thompson
Jason Villalba
Gene Wu
John Zerwas

Bill Caption

Relating to the unlawful restraint of a dog; creating an offense.

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

Under current law, it is prohibited to restrain a dog at certain times and in certain conditions. SB 1090 would create a new chapter in the Health and Safety code dedicated to regulations relating to the restraint of a dog and leaving a dog unattended. Other than as provided in a few exceptions, it would be required to provide adequate shelter, supplies, and implement appropriate restraining systems for dogs. Offenses would be a Class C misdemeanor.

Vote Recommendation Notes

It is not within the proper role of state government to micromanage the way people restrain their dogs. This bill infringes on the principles of limited government and personal responsibility. For increasing regulations and creating a new criminal offense related to the way people restrain their dogs, we oppose SB 1090.