Monday - 4/11/2011, 11:31am ET
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland canines have won an early victory on the last day of the state's legislative session. The Maryland Senate voted Monday morning for a bill to allow owners to bring their dogs to outdoor dining areas of restaurants, if restaurant owners say it's OK. The measure would take effect in July.
A restaurant owner would have to provide written notice to the local health department if the owner intends to allow dogs.
***Well, they can't get gay marriage right, but at least they realized that 67% of American households have a pet. Good to see this. I just hope that people bring well-behaved dogs!