Bills We Are Watching

The Ohio Animal Welfare Federation will engage in public education and advocacy on legislative issues that are relevant to our mission.  This may include supporting, opposing, or simply raising awareness about legislation at the federal, state or local level so that we may advance and protect our animal welfare mission. View our complete Advocacy Policy here. In accordance with our policy, we are closely monitoring movement on the following bills pertaining to animal welfare in the State of Ohio:

HB 24 Revise humane society law (Hambley/Kick) 

HB 33 Establish animal abuse reporting requirements (Lanese/Carruthers) - Click here to read Ohio Fed's proponent testimony.

HB 37 Revise law about nuisance, dangerous, viscous dogs (Antani/Holmes)

HB 67 Grant vet education credits for free spay and neuter services (Brinkman/Kelly)

HB 350 Re-enact animal fighting and bestiality laws (Hoops) - Click here to read Ohio Fed's written proponent testimony.

HB 551 Change laws relating to euthanasia of animals (Leland/Hoops) 

SB 167 Prohibit putting down domestic animals by use of gas chamber (Yuko)

SB 205 Increase penalty-cruelty to or killing of companion animal (Hottinger/O'Brien) - Click here to read Ohio Fed's joint proponent testimony with the Cleveland APL.

View status updates on these Bills on the Ohio Legislature website.

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