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Strict Ohio Breeder Bill to be Heard on Tuesday, June 9

(Tuesday, June 09, 2009)

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
Email: SD16@senate.state.oh.us

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Senator Nina Turner
Senate Building
Room #226, Second Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Telephone: 614/466-4583
Email: 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.