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Ohio House Agriculture and Resources Committee scheduled a hearing on April 14th for HB 79.

Finally! On Wednesday April 14th, the Ohio House Agriculture and Resources Committee will hold a hearing on House Bill 79. Your State Representatives need to hear from you. Ohio is the only state in the union that defined pit bull terriers as vicious regardless of behavior. Now is the time to change this and save the lives of good, loving innocent dogs. Vote Yes on HB 79!

Previously, we reported the news that Rep. Barbara Sears introduced a bill, (HB 79), that would remove the sentence that arbitrarily defined pit bulls as inherently vicious. You can read that article here.

A hearing is now scheduled for Wednesday, April 14th in the House Agriculture and Resources Committee. Ohio residents, your legislators and the committee members need to hear from you. The hearing is at 9:30am in Statehouse Room 18. Anyone who wishes to speak must bring 30 copies of their testimony and is limited to three pages.

What the members of the committee need to hear is that by canine profiling - arbitrarily judging a dog by its subjective appearance - the State is interfering with an individual right to own property. Citizens of Ohio should be able to own whatever breed or mixed breed of dog they choose without government interference.

What you can do:

Citizens of Ohio are asked to please write to the members of the House Agriculture and Resources committee and ask them to support HB 79:

Rep. John Domenick (Chair)
77 S. High Street, 12th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: (614) 466-3735
Fax: (614) 719-6995
E-mail: district95@ohr.state.oh.us

Rep. Allan Sayre (Vice Chair)
77 S. High Street, 14th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: (614) 466-8035
Fax: (614) 719-6996
E-mail: district96@ohr.state.oh.us

Rep. Jeff Wagner (Ranking Minority Member)
77 S. High Street, 10th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: (614) 466-1374
Fax: (614) 719-6981
E-mail: district81@ohr.state.oh.us

Rep. Richard Adams
77 S. High Street, 10th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: (614) 466-8114
Fax: (614) 719-3979
E-mail: district79@ohr.state.oh.us

Rep. Troy Balderson
77 S. High Street, 11th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: (614) 644-6014
Fax: (614) 719-6994
E-mail: district94@ohr.state.oh.us

Rep. Linda Bolon
77 S. High Street, 13th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: (614) 466-8022
Fax: (614) 719-6971
E-mail: district01@ohr.state.oh.us

Rep. Terry Boose
77 S. High Street, 10th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: (614) 466-9628
Fax: (614) 719-3958
E-mail: district58@ohr.state.oh.us

Rep. Timothy Derickson
77 S. High Street, 11th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: (614) 644-5094
Fax: (614) 719-6953
E-mail: district53@ohr.state.oh.us

Rep. Dan Dodd
77 S. High Street, 11th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: (614) 466-2500
Fax: (614) 719-6991
E-mail: district91@ohr.state.oh.us

Rep. Matthew Dolan
77 S. High Street, 10th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: (614) 644-5088
Fax: (614) 719-6998
E-mail: district98@ohr.state.oh.us

Rep. Jennifer Garrison
77 S. High Street, 14th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: (614) 644-8728
Fax: (614) 719-6993
E-mail: district93@ohr.state.oh.us

Rep. Dave Hall
77 S. High Street, 11th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: (614) 466-2994
Fax: (614) 719-6997
E-mail: district97@ohr.state.oh.us

Rep. Dennis Murray
77 S. High Street, 13th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: (614) 644-6011
Fax: (614) 719-6980
E-mail: district80@ohr.state.oh.us

Rep. Deborah Newcomb
77 S. High Street, 13th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: (614) 466-1405
Fax: (614) 719-6999
E-mail: district99@ohr.state.oh.us

Rep. Mark Okey
77 S. High Street, 11th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: (614) 466-1464
Fax: (614) 719-3961
E-mail: district61@ohr.state.oh.us

Rep. Raymond Pryor
77 S. High Street, 11th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: (614) 644-7928
Fax: (614) 719-6985
E-mail: district85@ohr.state.oh.us

Rep. Margaret Ruhl
77 S. High Street, 11th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: (614) 466-1431
Fax: (614) 719-6990
E-mail: district90@ohr.state.oh.us

Rep. W. Carlton Weddington
77 S. High Street, 11th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: (614) 466-5343
Fax: (614) 719-3581
E-mail: district27@ohr.state.oh.us

Rep. James Zehringer
77 S. High Street, 11th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: (614) 466-6344
Fax: (614) 719-3977
E-mail: district77@ohr.state.oh.us

Please visit the original story for talking points.

Join the effort of the Ohio Coalition of Dog Advocates .

*Best Friends Animal Society supports this legislation.