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

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.