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New dog barking ordinance could be introduced after repeal

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LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) - Another ordinance meant to hold dog owners responsible for their pet's excessive barking could go before Kauai County officials nearly two months after a previous dog barking ordinance was repealed.

The Garden Island reports that Councilman KipuKai Kualii is drafting an ordinance that calls for at least two people from different households to complain about a noisy dog before the dog owner is cited. The old ordinance repealed in August only required one complaint.

The language of the previous ordinance says a dog owner could face fines ranging from $50 for a first offense to $200 to $500 for a third offense. The penalties could remain the same under Kualii's proposal.

Seventeen citations were issued while the ordinance had been in effect for nearly two years.

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