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Ohio: HB 14 would remove statewide BSL
Posted on January 14, 2011 by stopbslcom

Ohio state law currently considers all "pit bulls" (defined as "any dog commonly known as a pit bull") to be "vicious" dogs, and places special ownership restrictions and requirements on all dogs identified as "pit bulls."

Ohio Representative Barbara Sears has filed HB 14, which would remove the breed-specific language from state law, meaning that "pit bulls" would be treated like any other dog, and "pit bull" owners would be treated like any other dog owner.

This bill was filed last year as HB 79 and passed the state house as HB 55, but did not pass the Senate in time. Sears has refiled the bill for the current legislative session. It must pass hearings, the House, and the Senate to become law.

This bill needs strong, loud public support in order to pass. Please contact your Ohio state legislators and ask them to support this law.

StopBSL will provide updates as this bill moves through the legislative process, but Ohio residents need to be extremely proactive. Similar efforts in previous years have all failed.

You may read the bill here: Laws, Acts, and Legislation

You may track the bill here: http://lsc.state.oh.us/coderev/hou129.nsf/House+Bill+Number/0014?OpenDocument
 

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HB14 and HB25 to be heard by the House Criminal Justice Committee TODAY
Ohio is the only state that declares “pit bulls” to be “vicious dogs."



The Ohio House Criminal Justice Committee has scheduled a public hearing on House Bill 14 for Wednesday, February 2 at 9:00 a.m. This bill removes the term "pit bull" from Ohio’s statutory definition of vicious dogs.



The committee will also be considering House Bill 25, which would remove the breed-specific language from Ohio law, in addition to establishing graduated penalties for animal cruelty violations, probation terms and psychological evaluations for certain violations, and provisions for including companion animals in certain protection orders. HB25 is also scheduled for a hearing on Wednesday, February 2 at 9:00 a.m



These hearings will take place at the Ohio Statehouse, Room 114, 77 S. High Street,
Columbus, Ohio 43215.



The opportunity to change the most discriminatory state level animal control law is within reach. If you are a resident of Ohio, please make every effort to attend the Committee hearings as a show of support for the removal of breed-specific language from the state law.
 

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thank you so much Ryan, I appreciate the help :D
NP. :D I was all pumped when my wife showed me the article. Thought I'd finally be able to put one in here that's positive. Then I saw you had already beat me to the punch. :( I see why they made you the manager of this section! LOL!
 

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lol, thank you I love what I do here :D But please do not hesitate to post it, if it is a duplicate I can delete it :D But I always appreciate the help :D
 

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awesome!

:clap: w00t! I'm so happy about this. I adore pit bulls and I want to own one soooooooo badly. however, since i live in ohio i can't currently. my sister had a pit mix and she was the sweetest dog in the world. my neighbor had a pit bull mix puppy that they had to give away because of BSL. I'm glad this could finally be done with because they are good dogs. no matter what others say.

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