Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Way to go, Ohio!
Thank you, Ohio, for ending 25 years of breed-specific legislation.
The bill drops the words "pit bull" from the state's definition of a vicious dog. It was scheduled to be signed into law today, and it will go into effect in 90 days.
The bill, which you can read here, doesn't take the teeth out of the state's dangerous dog code. If anything, it strengthens and clarifies the definition of what a dangerous or vicious dog is and provides additional provisions to make sure that people who own dangerous dogs of any breed are not allowed to repeatedly violate code and get away with it.