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Senate Approves Of Dogs In Outdoor Dining Areas

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Dogma is a pet store where dogs are welcome. (Credit: dogmaforpets.com)

Dogma is a pet store where dogs are welcome. (Credit: dogmaforpets.com)

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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.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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