The web is buzzing with energy and enthusiasm today…and for good reason!
The Ohio House of Representatives concurred with Senate amendments and PASSED HB14 today! Ohio pit bull owners are just one signature away from no longer having their dogs considered vicious without cause. Once the bill is signed by the governor, pit bulls will be removed from the definition of “vicious dog” in the state law that has been in effect since 1987. Dogs will then be considered vicious based on behavior, not breed (or appearance of breed, which is the reality of the current law).
HB14 doesn’t repeal existing municipal breed specific ordinances, but it will certainly be a strong negotiating tool for residents living in towns with BSL to work toward change.
This is an incredible accomplishment that has been years in the making, and its proof of what people can achieve when they work together to make positive change for a cause they care so deeply about!
Next stop for HB14…the governor’s office!