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At the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for HB 14 yesterday, three minor amendments were introduced (see article below), and a number of people spoke or submitted written testimony in support of the bill. Because of the new amendments, the committee vote on the bill has been postponed until January.
Please continue to show your support for HB 14 by contacting committee members and asking them to vote the bill out of committee. If the bill passes committee, then it goes to the full Senate for a vote. If the Senate approves it, it has to go back to the House for another vote (because of the Senate committee amendments). We still have a ways to go, but the bill’s progress to date is encouraging.
Contact the Senate Judiciary Committee and urge them to pass HB 14 out of committee: SD02@senate.state.oh.us; SD22@senate.state.oh.us; SD25@maild.sen.state.oh.us; SD12@senate.state.oh.us; SD09@maild.sen.state.oh.us; SD27@senate.state.oh.us; SD29@senate.state.oh.us; SD33@maild.sen.state.oh.us; SD08@senate.state.oh.us
Find your state senator using the legislator locator: http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/index.cfm
The full text of HB 14 as reported from the House can be read here: http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/bills.cfm?ID=129_HB_14
End ‘pit bull’ restrictions, Ohio urged
Rules contrary to addressing problem, veterinarian tells Senate panel
BY TANYA IRWIN
BLADE STAFF WRITER
COLUMBUS — […] Sen. Mark Wagoner (R., Ottawa Hills), the Senate Judiciary chairman, has tentatively scheduled a committee vote for January. […]
Mr. Wagoner introduced three amendments to the bill Tuesday that don’t significantly change the bill’s intent, according to Ms. Sears. The first requires that at a court hearing, “the person who designated the dog as a nuisance dog, dangerous dog, or vicious dog has the burden of proving, by clear and convincing evidence, that the dog is a nuisance dog, dangerous dog, or vicious dog.”
The second amendment would not require rabies vaccination, spaying, and neutering criteria for dangerous-dog registration if they are medically contra-indicated. Dr. Lord said she supported this amendment. The third amendment is a series of “technical, clarifying, or conforming” tweaks to the bill’s language. […]
Full article retrieved 12/14/11 from http://www.toledoblade.com/State/2011/12/14/End-pit-bull-restrictions-Ohio-urged.html