The State of Louisiana is considering stiffer penalties for dog owners whose dogs kill human beings. House Bill 155 would expand the definition of negligent injuring and homicide. A dog owner could be convicted under the proposed law if he was criminally negligent in confining or restraining his dog, and the dog killed a person.
The maximum penalty would be a $5,000 fine and 5 years in prison. The new law would not apply to police dogs and guide dogs. To read the article, click here.