Ohio HB 14 passes committee; House vote next

Edit 1/31/12: You are viewing an old post; HB 14 has advanced. View all alerts for HB 14: http://stopbsl.com/?s=ohio+hb+14

On June 15, the Ohio House Criminal Justice Committee gave approval to HB 14, a bill that would repeal Ohio’s statewide BSL and comprehensively revise and strengthen the state dog control laws.

The bill now goes to the full Ohio General Assembly (House) for a vote. The vote has not been scheduled yet, but it’s never too early to start contacting Ohio state representatives and ask them to SUPPORT HB 14 when it comes before them.

Ohio residents, please write your state legislators—especially General Assembly Representatives, who will be the next to vote—and urge them to pass HB 14. Existing state law does not protect the public, discriminates against dog bite victims, and compounds the struggles of no-kill groups, animal welfare advocates, and public safety advocates. HB 14 is a badly-needed rework.

Find your state senator and representative using the legislator locator:
http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/index.cfm

Link to the original text of HB 14:
http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/bills.cfm?ID=129_HB_14

Link to HB 14 committee amendments:
Ohio HB 14 revised

Bill authorizing ‘pit bull’ reprieve finds support

BY JIM PROVANCE, BLADE COLUMBUS BUREAU CHIEF

COLUMBUS — A bill granting the “pit bull” a reprieve from an Ohio law that automatically judges it to be a vicious dog won bipartisan support Wednesday on its way to the House floor.

The House Criminal Justice Committee voted 10-2 to send the bill to the full chamber, where it is expected to see a vote before the General Assembly recesses for the summer before the end of the month.[…]

The changes have brought the Ohio Dog Wardens Association, who previously opposed the bill, on board.[…]

Full article retrieved 6/16/11 from http://www.toledoblade.com/State/2011/06/16/Bill-authorizing-pit-bull-reprieve-finds-support.html 

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