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    Proposed Bill Would Ban Pets From Florida Restaurants
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    BEIJING - FEBRUARY 23: A pet dog is fed food in Coolbaby Pet Restaurant on February 23, 2006 in Beijing, China. The restaurant claims to be the first in Beijing to provide fancy and healthy food to both pets and their owners. Coolbaby Pet Restaurant's owners hope the restaurant will a meeting point for animal lovers in the Chinese capital. As living standards improve for humans in China, many are showering their pets with the same care and attention. (Photo by Guang Niu/Getty Images)

    What to Know

    • Service animals would not be barred under the proposed bill.

    Pet owners across the state of Florida could soon be asking “who kept the dogs out” if a proposed bill is passed during the upcoming legislative session.

    The bill, proposed this week by Democratic State Rep. Bruce Antone of Orlando, would prohibit household pets from being inside of public food establishments “in order to protect the health, safety, and general welfare of the public” according to the News Service of Florida.

    The bill would direct the state’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation to adopt rules that would keep existing local ordinances in place as well as create a website for complaints.

    Service animals would not be barred under the proposed bill.

    The bill would be considered during the session that is scheduled to start on January 14th.

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