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Revise humane society law 
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Long Title To amend sections 109.73, 935.19, 935.20, 955.16, 959.131, 959.132, 959.15, 959.21, 959.99, 1717.01, 1717.02, 1717.05, 1717.06, 1717.07, 1717.08, 1717.09, 1717.10, 2151.421, 2921.02, 2931.18, 4729.01, 4729.531, 4729.532, 4729.54, 4729.55, 5101.63, and 5147.22; to enact sections 955.151, 959.134, 1717.061, 1717.062, 1717.16, 1717.17, 1717.18, 4729.533, 4729.534, 4729.535, 4729.542, 4729.991, and 4741.201; and to repeal sections 1717.03, 1717.04, 1717.14, and 3113.10 of the Revised Code to make changes to humane society law, to make humane society agents subject to bribery law, to establish procedures for the seizure and impoundment of certain animals and livestock, to make changes to animal euthanasia and animal seizure laws, and to re-enact provisions of law governing animal fighting and bestiality.


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March 31, 2021


Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
House Agriculture and Rural Development Committee

Primary Sponsors

Stephen D. Hambley
Darrell Kick


Cindy Abrams
Richard Brown
Jim Butler
Jamie Callender
Rick Carfagna
Sara Carruthers
Jeffrey Crossman
Bill Dean
Sedrick Denson
Tavia Galonski
Haraz N. Ghanbari
Timothy Ginter
Doug Green
Dave Greenspan
Diane V. Grendell
Brett Hudson Hillyer
Adam Holmes
Don Jones
J. Kyle Koehler
Jeff LaRe
David Leland
Michele Lepore-Hagan
Mary Lightbody
P. Scott Lipps
Beth Liston
Don Manning
Michael J. O'Brien
Thomas F. Patton
Rick Perales
Phil Plummer
Bill Reineke
Bill Roemer
John M. Rogers
William Seitz
Todd Smith
Dick Stein
Terrence Upchurch
Scott Wiggam
Nickie Antonio
Louis W. Blessing, III
Andrew O. Brenner
Dave Burke
Bill Coley
Hearcel Craig
John Eklund
Theresa Gavarone
Bob D. Hackett
Frank Hoagland
Matt Huffman
Stephen A. Huffman
Terry Johnson
Stephanie Kunze
Peggy Lehner
Rob McColley
Sean O'Brien
Larry Obhof
Bob Peterson
Kristina Roegner
Michael A. Rulli
Vernon Sykes
Cecil Thomas
Steve Wilson
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