Revises companion animal abuse laws
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To amend sections 959.131, 959.132, 959.99, 2921.321, 2929.13, 2929.18, and 2931.18 and to enact section 4741.05 of the Revised Code to revise provisions and penalties regarding treatment of companion animals, to revise the definition of "companion animal" in the Offenses Relating to Domestic Animals Law, to provide a state collaborative effort to assist veterinarians in identifying clients who may use their animals to secure opioids for abuse, and to modify the penalty for assaulting a police dog or horse to require, if the dog or horse is killed, a mandatory prison term and a mandatory fine to be paid to the law enforcement agency served by the dog or horse.
Effective DateSeptember 13, 2016
CommitteesSenate Agriculture Committee
House Agriculture and Rural Development Committee