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.
HB 25 and HB 14 are scheduled for their third hearings in the House Criminal Justice Committee on March 16 at 9:00 AM in Room 114 (Ohio Statehouse, Columbus, Ohio 43215).
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. If you would like to testify at the hearing, please arrive 30 minutes ahead of time and bring 30 copies of your testimony; you will need to complete a Witness Slip and submit your written copies before the hearing begins.
Contact the Criminal Justice Committee members to express support for HB 25 and HB 14:
Lynn Slaby, Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill Hayes, Vice Chair, email@example.com
Louis W. Blessing, Jr., firstname.lastname@example.org
Danny R. Bubp, email@example.com
William P. Coley, II, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cliff Hite, email@example.com
Joseph W. Uecker, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ron Young, email@example.com
Roland Winburn, firstname.lastname@example.org
Nancy J. Garland, email@example.com
Connie Pillich, firstname.lastname@example.org
W. Carlton Weddington, email@example.com
Sandra Williams, firstname.lastname@example.org
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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: