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State house bill about leashing dogs considered

 Posted: 7:15 AM February 15, 2013

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon lawmakers are considering how dogs are leashed.

A House bill would make it a violation to use a short leash or choke collar or to keep a dog tied up outside for an extended period of time.

The Oregonian reports the bill is pushed by a coalition of animal welfare groups but it could provoke growling over "nanny state" lawmakers.

Violators could face fines up to $1,000.

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