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In New Jersey, Leaving the Scene of a Dog Bite Incident Could Soon Land You In Jail

Posted on AllSides March 26th, 2024
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TRENTON, NJ — A new bill, sponsored by Assemblyman Clinton Calabrese and co-sponsored by Assemblyman Freiman, is set to impose stricter penalties on dog owners in New Jersey. Assembly Bill No. 3023 introduces measures to hold dog owners accountable if their pet bites or injures another person while in their presence. Under the proposed legislation, failing to remain at the scene until the necessary information is provided to the victim will be classified as a disorderly persons offense. Dog owners are required to furnish victims with their name, address, and...

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