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The Ohio Senate State and Local Government and Veterans Affairs Committee has rescheduled the vote on Senate Bill 95 for Tuesday, June 1, 2010, at 1:00 p.m.  No testimony will be permitted at this hearing.  This bill continues to be amended and the AKC expects further amendments to be added prior to Tuesday’s vote.

The AKC appreciates the work of the sponsor and committee members, and their willingness to continue to work with interested parties to address remaining concerns with the bill.  We encourage all Ohioans to contact the committee to express and thoughts and concerns you have with Senate Bill 95.  Scroll down or click here to view our previous Legislative Alert and find the contact information for the committee.

The AKC Government Relations Department continues to closely monitor this legislation.  Contact the Department at (919) 816-3720 or, or check the AKC’s Government Relations web site for the latest information.

Ohio Update: Senate Committee to Vote on Breeder Bill on May 26

[Friday, May 21, 2010]

The Ohio Senate State and Local Government and Veterans Affairs Committee will be taking testimony and likely voting on Senate Bill 95 on Wednesday, May 26, 2010.  We encourage all Ohio dog owners and breeders to consider attending the hearing and contacting the committee with any concerns you have with the proposal.

Senate Bill 95 seeks to regulate kennels that produce at least nine litters of puppies and sell sixty or more dogs in a calendar year.  It also creates a new Kennel Control Authority Board to regulate the law and conduct inspections.

The sponsor has worked with interested parties and made numerous positive changes to the bill, including clarifying confusing and problematic language and ensuring proper breeder representation within the Kennel Control Authority Board.

Click here to read the AKC’s letter to the committee, which outlines our remaining concerns with the bill.  We understand that further amendments may be added prior to Wednesday’s vote, and AKC’s comments reflect the bill as currently written.

How You Can Help:

  • Attend the hearing and respectfully express any comments or concerns with Senate Bill 95.  The hearing details are as follows:

    Date:  Wednesday, May 26, 2010
    Time:  10:00 a.m.*
    Ohio Statehouse
    Grant Hearing Room (Room #110)
    77 S. High Street
    Columbus, Ohio 43215
    Cash is required for parking.

    *If you intend to testify, please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the hearing to complete a testimony form.  Also bring 30 copies of your testimony and present them to the Chairman’s assistant in the hearing room so they may be distributed prior to the hearing.


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

The Ohio Senate State and Local Government and Veterans Affairs Committee has rescheduled the vote…