Ohio HB 14 was signed by the governor this morning. This bill repeals Ohio’s state-level BSL and overhauls the state’s dangerous dog laws. I believe the bill will go into effect in 90 days.
Many thanks to the advocates and ordinary citizens who worked diligently to get this passed. It is a huge step forward not only for Ohio, but for those places around the U.S. and the world that have looked to Ohio when discussing or passing their own dog laws.
Please note, this bill only affects the law at the state level. Municipalities are not required to change their own ordinances. If a city or county within Ohio has BSL or a breed ban, that will not change, so please exercise caution when traveling in Ohio with your dog. Know the local laws!