Rep. Barbara Sears, R-Sylvania, has introduced a bill that would no longer define pit bulls as a vicious breed, 10TV's Kevin Landers reported.
"All we're saying it that a pit bull by its very nature is not a vicious dog," Sears said.
Sears' bill is welcomed by Lisa Dudley, who runs a rescue group for the breed.
"I've never been bitten by a pit bull, never been threatened by a pit bull and never placed a dog that has either bitten or threatened an other dog," Dudley told 10TV News.
Columbus Assistant City Attorney Bill Hedrick prosecutes irresponsible dog owners, many of whom have pit bulls.
Hedrick opposes Sears' bill, saying it will make it harder for authorities to prevent vicious dog attacks.
"The current law provides us more safeguards," Hedrick told 10TV News. "If they were to change the law, the dog is going to have to committed an aggressive act before I can do something."
Sears will introduce testimony in favor of her bill on April 29.
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