A bill enacting Ohio's first regulations regarding dangerous and wild animal ownership was signed into law by Governor Kasich during a Statehouse ceremony today. The event comes eight months after a dangerous animal outbreak in Zanesville, Ohio drew international attention. Sponsored by State Senator Troy Balderson (R - Zanesville), the legislation was the product of months of collaboration with animal experts, lawmakers, state officials, and animal owners. "Our goal from the start was to craft a proposal fixed on protecting Ohioans, maintaining the rights of law-abiding animal owners, and preserving the welfare of these animals," Balderson said. "That's exactly what the legislation does, and it was only made possible through the tireless work and unwavering commitment of the many affected groups and individuals." In accordance with Ohio's constitution, the legislation will go into effect in 90 days.
Senator Balderson represents the 20th Senate District of Ohio, which is made up of Athens, Coshocton, Guernsey, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, and Washington Counties
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