Ohio: Committee to hear HB 14 and HB 25 on Feb 2

Ohio currently has statewide breed-specific legislation that declares all “pit bulls” to be “vicious” dogs. HB 14 and HB 25 are two separate bills that would remove the breed-specific language from state law.

Both HB 14 and HB 25 are scheduled to be heard by the House Criminal Justice Committee on February 2 at 9:00 AM in Room 114.

If you are a resident of Ohio, please make every effort to attend the committee hearing and show your support for the removal of breed-specific language.

Read HB 14 here: http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/BillText129/129_HB_14_I_N.html
Read an explanation of HB 14 here:

Read HB 25 here: http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/BillText129/129_HB_25_I_N.html
Read an explanation of HB 25 here:

Contact the Criminal Justice Committee members to express support:
Lynn Slaby, Chair, district41@ohr.state.oh.us
Bill Hayes, Vice Chair, district91@ohr.state.oh.us
Louis W. Blessing, Jr., district29@ohr.state.oh.us
Danny R. Bubp, district88@ohr.state.oh.us
William P. Coley, II, district55@ohr.state.oh.us
Cliff Hite, district76@ohr.state.oh.us
Joseph W. Uecker, district66@ohr.state.oh.us
Ron Young, district63@ohr.state.oh.us
Roland Winburn, district40@ohr.state.oh.us
Nancy J. Garland, district20@ohr.state.oh.us
Connie Pillich, district28@ohr.state.oh.us
W. Carlton Weddington, district27@ohr.state.oh.us
Sandra Williams, district11@ohr.state.oh.us

Cut-and-paste email block:
district41@ohr.state.oh.us; district91@ohr.state.oh.us; district29@ohr.state.oh.us; district88@ohr.state.oh.us; district55@ohr.state.oh.us; district76@ohr.state.oh.us; district66@ohr.state.oh.us; district63@ohr.state.oh.us; district40@ohr.state.oh.us; district20@ohr.state.oh.us; district28@ohr.state.oh.us; district27@ohr.state.oh.us; district11@ohr.state.oh.us

6 responses to “Ohio: Committee to hear HB 14 and HB 25 on Feb 2

  1. Where’s the meeting being held city-wise?

  2. If we can not make it we can email the listed people to show our support of these bills to show our support?

    • Yes, the contact information is for the committee members who will be hearing the bills and deciding whether or not to let them move forward. Please keep correspondence polite and concise; these members are legislators who have to hear and decide on many bills, not just these.

  3. Sandra Cooper

    I am a resident in neighboring Pennsylvania. I am a responsible teacher, property owner and owner of a pitbull. She is a well behaved, friendly dog. She visits the residents of dementia units in nursing homes, and is a welcome guest. She is not agressive toward people or other animals, and plays and sleeps with my pet cat. Please judge a dog by it’s breeding and the actions of it’s owner, not the breed.

  4. I wonder if the weather will push this meeting back? I hope not >.<