Section 11-45-10

Procedure for adoption or repeal of canine leash ordinance in Class 5 municipalities.

(a) The provisions of this section shall apply to all Class 5 municipalities of this state, as such class is designated by act of the legislature.

(b) The municipal governing bodies are hereby authorized by resolution to call for referendum elections, which shall be held only upon the dates of regularly scheduled municipal elections, to either call for the adoption of a canine leash ordinance, or to call for the repeal of any existing canine leash ordinance.

(c) The question to be presented at any such election shall be substantially as follows:

"Do you favor the adoption (repeal) of a canine leash ordinance by the municipal governing body? Yes ___. No ___."

If a majority of the qualified electors of the municipality vote "Yes," the appropriate action shall be taken by the municipal governing body within 90 days following any such election. If a majority vote "No," no action shall be taken.

(Acts 1983, No. 83-423, p. 603.)