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Nevada Bill Blocks Carriers From Discriminating Against Dog Breeds

 Tuesday, January 18, 2022

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Dog owners will now face fewer challenges from housing and home insurance companies regardless of the breed of pet they have or want to adopt.

Dogs such as German Shepherds, Pit Bulls or even any large breed are commonly not acceptable in apartments or affordable housing.

There are also many home insurance companies that will refuse to issue a policy, that will refuse to renew, or that will cancel a policy because of the presence of a certain breed or breed mix.

There are also many that will charge a higher rate to policyholders with these pets.

Senate Bill 103 in Nevada now states that ‘Insurers will no longer be able to use a breed of a dog to refuse to issue; cancel; refuse to renew; or increase the premium or rate of a policy of insurance based on a specific breed of dog or mixture of breed of dogs.’
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