Reynoldsburg, OH to discuss removing “pit bull” from definition of vicious dog

On November 4, 2013 at 7:30 p.m., the various committees of the Reynoldsburg, Ohio city council will meet to discuss the issues they have been working on. 

The first item on the Safety Committee’s agenda is discussion of the repeal of Ordinance 505.01 (m)(5) from the definition of vicious dog or other vicious animals.  Repealing this section would eliminate the breed specific language defining “pit bull dogs” as vicious animals. 

In February 2012, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed HB 14 into law, thus removing “pit bulls”  from the definition of “vicious dog” in the state law that had been in effect since 1987.   While many cities in Ohio have followed the state’s lead and removed the breed specific provisions from their local ordinances, Reynoldsburg has not changed its law.

After hearing from many residents at the October 21 city council meeting, the majority of which supported removing the breed specific provisions from the city’s ordinance, the members of the Reynoldsburg council tabled the issue for two weeks. 

Monday’s meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. and will be held in the Municipal Building.

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