The AKC has learned that on Tuesday, January 10, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold another hearing on House Bill 14, which would remove the breed-specific language that has been in state statute for over 20 years.
It is possible that the committee will vote at this hearing, and responsible Ohio dog owners are strongly encouraged to contact committee members regarding this important piece of legislation. The AKC is pleased that an amendment has been offered that would require that any individual who designates a dog as a nuisance, dangerous, or vicious must prove that designation by clear and convincing evidence. The AKC believes this legislation and this amendment goes a long way towards ensuring that the rights of innocent dog owners are protected while protecting the community against truly dangerous dogs, regardless of their breed.
How You Can Help:
- Attend the Judiciary Committee Hearing on Tuesday, January 10. The hearing information is as follows:
Ohio Senate Judiciary Committee
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Ohio State Capitol Building, North Hearing Room
One Capitol Square
**If you intend to speak, please arrive early to complete a witness testimony form and provide 25 copies of your written testimony.
- Contact the members of the Judiciary Committee and express your support for repealing the breed-specific language in state law. The committee contact information is as follows:
Senator Mark Wagoner, Chairman
Phone: (614) 466-8060
Senator Larry Obhof, Vice Chair
Phone: (614) 466-7505
Senator Eric Kearney, Ranking Minority Member
Phone: (614) 466-5980
Senator John Eklund
Phone: (614) 644-7718
Senator Keith Faber
Phone: (614) 466-7584
Senator Frank LaRose
Phone: (614) 466-4823
Senator Scott Oelslager
Phone: (614) 466-0626
Senator Bill Seitz
Phone: (614) 466-8068
Senator Michael Skindell
Phone: (614) 466-5123
Senator Nina Turner
Phone: (614) 466-4583
For more information, contact AKC’s Government Relations Department at (919) 816-3720, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The AKC has learned that on Tuesday, January 10, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold another…