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Friday, February 10, 2006

Dog the Bounty Hunter Cries Foul at Legislature

Duane "Dog" Chapman of the popular A&E reality series "Dog the Bounty Hunter" was at the state legislature yesterday to oppose HB3014, a bill that puts restrictions on who can become a bounty hunter in Hawaii. Among the bill's requirements for bounty hunter wannabes are:

  • Age 21+
  • Pass a written state exam
  • No felony or aggravated misdemeanor arrest record
  • No conviction involving the use of a dangerous weapon
  • Get fingerprint and background checks

Unfortunately, Dog had a misspent youth and served time as a convicted felon (as an accessory to murder) in a Texas prison, which means that he'd lose his job (and his TV series) if the bill passed as is. Dog does advocate having some stricter regulations for bounty hunters, but feels the current draft of the bill--which he suspects was introduced by his bounty hunter competitors--is too restrictive.

>> 'Dog' at Capitol to fight bill restricting bounty hunters [Hnl Advertiser, 2/10/06]
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