The Reptile Report - COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Yesterday Hearing number five on SB310 before the Senate Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources regarding exotic animal legislation went much as...
What SB 310 Means For Ohio Reptile Community
The Reptile Report - It is the opinion of USARK that SB 310 as passed by the Ohio General assembly represents one of the most restrictive and vague pieces of legislation in the United States regarding reptiles. It was railroaded through by Governor Kasich and Senator Balderson with the support of Jack Hanna, the Columbus Zoo and various special interest groups.
The Director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture has the authority to suggest addition of any animal to the ‘restricted’ or ‘banned’ lists through the use of a Concurrent Resolution. This is NOT full legislative consideration. It requires NO Hearings and NO Public Comment. This type of resolution can be passed quickly with a simple majority voice vote. Typically, even the Rule Making process is more demanding, and would include Public Comment.
Read the rest of this important USARK update after the jump.@ the online source