Ask Ohio Committee to Support Allowing Dogs in Outdoor Dining Areas on 11/28

The Ohio House of Representatives Economic Development, Commerce, and Labor Committee is scheduled to hold a public hearing on Tuesday, November 28, on a bill that would allow dogs in outdoor eating establishments, with permission from the business owner.

The Ohio House of Representatives Economic Development, Commerce, and Labor Committee is scheduled to hold a public hearing on Tuesday, November 28, on a bill that would allow dogs in outdoor eating establishments, with permission from the business owner. 

The AKC supports House Bill 263, as it allows responsible dog owners more opportunity to enjoy outdoor activities and socialization with their well-behaved pets, while allowing individual businesses to decide whether they want to allow dogs. The bill also prohibits the state from establishing a law that prevents businesses from making their own decision on this issue.

Ohio residents are encouraged to contact the Ohio House of Representatives Economic Development, Commerce, and Labor Committee prior to the hearing on Tuesday, November 28 at 1:30 pm and ask the members to support HB263.  Click on the names below for contact information.  If you are a constituent, be sure to mention that when contacting their office:

Rep. Ron Young, Chair (District 61)

Rep. Anthony Devitis, Vice Chair (District 36)

Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan, Ranking Member (District 58)

Rep. Steven Arndt (District 89)

Rep. Thomas Brinkman Jr. (District 27)

Rep. Bill Dean (District 74)

Rep. Dave Greenspan (District 16)

Rep. Ron Hood (District 78)

Rep. Brigid Kelly (District 31)

Rep. Al Landis (District 98)

Rep. Scott Lipps (District 62)

Rep. Alicia Reece (District 33)

Rep. Michael Sheehy (District 46)

Rep. Dick Stein (District 57)

Rep. Thomas West (District 49)

AKC Government Relations continues to monitor this bill and will provide updates as they are available.