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Ohio Senate Bill 95 will be considered by the Ohio Senate State and Local Government and...

Ohio Senate Bill 95 will be considered by the Ohio Senate State and Local Government and Veterans Affairs Committee today, Tuesday, June 9.  SB 95 seeks to impose breeder oversight in Ohio, including:

  • Defining a "regulated dog breeding kennel" as an establishment that keeps, houses, and maintains adult breeding dogs that produce either at least nine litters of puppies or at least forty puppies in any given calendar year.
     
  • Requiring licensing of those who operate regulated dog breeding kennels.
     
  • Limiting the breeding of dogs to those between 18 months and nine years of age. 
     
  • Restricting dogs from producing more than one litter in any calendar year.    


This is the first hearing of SB 95.  Only sponsor testimony will be given.  No vote will be taken on SB 95.  However, concerned responsible dog breeders and owners in Ohio should contact the members of the Senate State and Local Government and Veterans Affairs Committee to respectfully voice your concerns with the bill.   


Senator Jim Hughes, Chair (Sponsor of SB 95)
Senate Building
Room #038, Ground Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Telephone: 614/466-5981
E-mail: SD16@senate.state.oh.us


Senator Jimmy Stewart, Vice Chair
Senate Building
Room #040, Ground Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Telephone: 614/466-8076
E-mail: SD20@senate.state.oh.us


Senator John Carey
Senate Building
Room #127, First Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Telephone: 614/466-8156
E-mail: SD17@senate.state.oh.us


Senator Timothy Grendell
Senate Building
Room #042, Ground Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Telephone: 614/644-7718
E-mail: SD18@senate.state.oh.us


Senator Bill Seitz
Senate Building
Room #143, First Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Telephone: 614/466-8068
E-mail: SD08@senate.state.oh.us


Senator Mark Wagoner
Senate Building
Room #129, First Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Telephone: 614/466-8060
E-mail: SD02@senate.state.oh.us


Senator Teresa Fedor
Statehouse
Room #051, Ground Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Telephone: 614/466-5204
E-mail: fedoroffice@maild.sen.state.oh.us


Senator Ray Miller
Senate Building
Room #228, Second Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Telephone: 614/466-5131
E-mail: rmiller@maild.sen.state.oh.us


Senator Nina Turner
Senate Building
Room #226, Second Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Telephone: 614/466-4583
E-mail: senatorturner@maild.sen.state.oh.us

 

For more information, contact AKC’s Government Relations Department at (919) 816-3720; or e-mail doglaw@akc.org.

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