New bill would create dog registry

Posted at 8:27 AM, Sep 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-26 08:27:03-04

A state lawmaker is looking to put a stop to dog bites by proposing a bill that would create a registry for dangerous dogs.

Under this bill, owners risk facing up to four years in prison for not properly controlling their dogs.

In 2015, more than 6,500 postal workers were bitten by dogs across the country and according to the Detroit News postal workers in Lansing report cases of dog bites or attacks on a weekly basis. 

Representative John Hoadley, who sponsors the bill, says the purpose is to protect workers who spend time in people's homes for a living.