by Dr. Terry Stoops
Director of the Center for Effective Education, John Locke Foundation
Rep. Garland Pierce (D – Hoke, Richmond, Robeson, Scotland) filed House Bill 73: Prohibit Driving With Animal in Lap.
If the bill becomes law, violators would incur a fine of $100 plus court costs for holding a live animal while operating a motor vehicle. The type of animal is not specified in the legislation.
My dog Rosie cannot support this bill.