From the office of Del. Glen Glass:
Delegate Glass announced today a new bill, House Bill 371, entitled: INCOME TAX CREDIT – CAT AND DOG ADOPTION, which gives a $100 dollar income tax credit to any Marylander for adopting a dog or a cat from a shelter.
“This bill works well in conjunction with HB 78/SB 160”, claimed Delegate Glass. “The bill incentivizes potential pet-owners to adopt from a shelter instead of other means”, Glass continued.
This bill comes at a good time since HB 78 Civil Actions – Personal Injury or Death Caused by Dog – Rebuttable Presumption takes away the liability on owners and landlords regarding pit bulls.
“Right now most of these innocent pit bulls are basically in purgatory, and this bill gives these innocent animals a greater chance of finding a good home”, Glass concluded.
The bill has 45 co-sponsors in the House of Delegates and has bipartisan support.