Lawmakers seeking to nullify pet rules

April 26, 2004
Landlords can be like a dog with a bone when it comes to the rules regulating pets in their apartment units - they have control and they don't want anyone taking it away.
     Some New Jersey lawmakers, however, are looking to change the state's pet regulations and ease the restrictions for animal lovers who reside in apartments.
     The territorial dispute revolves around a bill in the Legislature that would prevent landlords from refusing to rent to people who have pets.