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House Bill 60

General Assembly: 131

Short Title: Revises companion animal abuse laws   [ Show Long Title ]

Long Title: 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.

Primary Sponsor: Representative Patmon, Representative Hall

Version: As Enrolled

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Co-Sponsors Rep. Antonio, Rep. Brown, Rep. Patterson, Rep. Gerberry, Rep. Slaby, Rep. LaTourette, Rep. Grossman, Rep. Boyd, Rep. Cera, Rep. Barnes, Rep. Leland, Rep. Lepore-Hagan, Rep. Phillips, Rep. Sheehy, Rep. Romanchuk, Rep. Blessing, Rep. Ruhl, Rep. Anielski, Rep. Ashford, Rep. Baker, Rep. Celebrezze, Rep. Dovilla, Rep. Driehaus, Rep. Fedor, Rep. Hackett, Rep. Hambley, Rep. Henne, Rep. Howse, Rep. Johnson, Rep. Johnson, Rep. O'Brien, Rep. O'Brien, Rep. Pelanda, Rep. Ramos, Rep. Rogers, Rep. Schuring, Rep. Sears, Rep. Slesnick, Rep. Smith, Rep. Sweeney, Sen. Hite, Sen. Gardner, Sen. Peterson, Sen. LaRose, Sen. Bacon, Sen. Beagle, Sen. Brown, Sen. Cafaro, Sen. Coley, Sen. Eklund, Sen. Gentile, Sen. Hottinger, Sen. Hughes, Sen. Lehner, Sen. Obhof, Sen. Oelslager, Sen. Patton, Sen. Sawyer, Sen. Skindell, Sen. Tavares, Sen. Thomas, Sen. Uecker, Sen. Williams, Sen. Yuko
Subjects Agriculture : Animals, Crimes, Corrections, and Law Enforcement : Crime and Punishment, Health and Human Services : Health Care, Occupational Licensing and Regulation
Committees Senate Agriculture, House Agriculture and Rural Development
Effective Date September 13, 2016
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