A standoff over amendments to a bill meant to overturn a Court of Appeals decision that ruled pit bulls an inherently dangerous breed ultimately spelled doom for the legislation.
"What happened was we passed it in the Senate and they passed it in the House and again what they said was 'Take it or leave it,'" said Senate President Thomas V. "Mike" Miller following the close of the early Wednesday morning.
Miller said Sen. Brian Frosh, a Montgomery County Democrat and lead sponsor on the Senate version of the bill, attempted to work out a compromise with the House of Delegates.
"The House said take out amendments or nothing," Miller said.
And so it was nothing.
There still could be hope for pit bull owners.
The Court of Appeals is scheduled Thursday to take up a reconsideration of the order that started this issue.