East Lansing, Mich. (WLNS):
The City of East Lansing has voted on a new ordinance that prohibits the use of electronic dog leashes in the community.
Now, dog owners will be required to walk their dog on a physical leash that does not exceed eight feet in length in all public spaces.
The new ordinance changes Chapter 4 of the East Lansing City Code to reflect the current stipulation that allows only for physical dog leashes in city parks.
People who are not walking their dogs on a physical leash could receive fines of up to $250.
The East Lansing Police Department reports that multiple complaints have been made regarding off-leash dogs.
The fines for the first, second and third offenses are: $25, $50 and $250.