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Ohio Revised Code Title IX
TITLE IX (Agriculture) § 955.011. Free permanent registration for service dogs.
(A) When an application is made for registration of an assistance dog and the owner can show proof by certificate or other means that the dog is an assistance dog, the owner of the dog shall be exempt from any fee for the registration. Registration for an assistance dog shall be permanent and not subject to annual renewal so long as the dog is an assistance dog. Certificates and tags stamped “Ohio Assistance Dog-Permanent Registration,” with registration number, shall be issued upon registration of such a dog. Any certificate and tag stamped “Ohio Guide Dog-Permanent Registration” or “Ohio Hearing Dog-Permanent Registration,” with registration number, that was issued for a dog in accordance with this section as it existed prior to July 4, 1984, any certificate and tag stamped “Ohio Handicapped Assistance Dog-Permanent Registration,” with registration number, that was issued for a dog in accordance with this section as it existed on and after July 5, 1984, but prior to November 26, 2004, and any certificate and tag stamped “Ohio Service Dog-Permanent Registration,” with registration number, that was issued for a dog in accordance with this section as it existed on and after November 26, 2004, but prior to the effective date of this amendment shall remain in effect as valid proof of the registration of the dog on and after November 26, 2004. Duplicate certificates and tags for a dog registered in accordance with this section, upon proper proof of loss, shall be issued and no fee required. Each duplicate certificate and tag that is issued shall be stamped “Ohio Assistance Dog-Permanent Registration.”

(B) As used in this section and in sections 955.16 and 955.43 of the Revised Code: (Does not mention owner trained dog or PSD)
(1) “Mobility impaired person” means any person, regardless of age, who is subject to a physiological defect or deficiency regardless of its cause, nature, or extent that renders the person unable to move about without the aid of crutches, a wheelchair, or any other form of support, or that limits the person’s functional ability to ambulate, climb, descend, sit, rise, or perform any related function. “Mobility impaired person” includes a person with a neurological or psychological disability that limits the person’s functional ability to ambulate, climb, descend, sit, rise, or perform any related function. “Mobility impaired person” also includes a person with a seizure disorder.
(2) “Blind” means either of the following:
(a) Vision twenty/two hundred or less in the better eye with proper correction;
(b) Field defect in the better eye with proper correction that contracts the peripheral field so that the diameter of the visual field subtends an angle no greater than twenty degrees.
(3) “Assistance dog” means a guide dog, hearing dog, or service dog that has been trained by a nonprofit special agency.
(4) “Guide dog” means a dog that has been trained or is in training to assist a blind person.
(5) “Hearing dog” means a dog that has been trained or is in training to assist a deaf or hearing-impaired person.
(6) “Service dog” means a dog that has been trained or is in training to assist a mobility impaired person.
http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/955.011

955.28 Dog may be killed for certain acts - owner liable for damages.
Strict liability- person injured does not have to prove negligence.
No liability if crime was being committed ON THE OWNER'S PROPERTY or the injured person was tormenting the animal ON THE OWNER'S PROPERTY.
(B) The owner, keeper, or harborer of a dog is liable in damages for any injury, death, or loss to person or property that is caused by the dog, unless the injury, death, or loss was caused to the person or property of an individual who, at the time, was committing or attempting to commit a trespass or other criminal offense on the property of the owner, keeper, or harborer, or was committing or attempting to commit a criminal offense against any person, or was teasing, tormenting, or abusing the dog on the owner’s, keeper’s, or harborer’s property.
http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/955.28(B)
SEE ALSO:http://olrs.ohio.gov/ASP/pub_svcdog.asp

TITLE IX (Agriculture) § 955.43. Dogs with blind, deaf or mobility impaired person. SDIT covered by insurance policy from a nonprofit trainng agency (not owner trained).
955.43 Dogs with blind, deaf or mobility impaired person.
(A) When either a blind, deaf or hearing impaired, or mobility impaired person or a trainer of an assistance dog is accompanied by an assistance dog , the person or the trainer, as applicable, is entitled to the full and equal accommodations, advantages, facilities, and privileges of all public conveyances, hotels, lodging places, all places of public accommodation, amusement, or resort, all institutions of education, and other places to which the general public is invited, and may take the dog into such conveyances and places, subject only to the conditions and limitations applicable to all persons not so accompanied, except that:
(1) The dog shall not occupy a seat in any public conveyance.
(2) The dog shall be upon a leash while using the facilities of a common carrier.
(3) Any dog in training to become an assistance dog shall be covered by a liability insurance policy provided by the nonprofit special agency engaged in such work protecting members of the public against personal injury or property damage caused by the dog.

(B) No person shall deprive a blind, deaf or hearing impaired, or mobility impaired person or a trainer of an assistance dog who is accompanied by an assistance dog of any of the advantages, facilities, or privileges provided in division (A) of this section, nor charge the person or trainer a fee or charge for the dog.

(C) As used in this section, “institutions of education” means:
(1) Any state university or college as defined in section 3345.32 of the Revised Code;
(2) Any private college or university that holds a certificate of authorization issued by the Ohio board of regents pursuant to Chapter 1713. of the Revised Code;
(3) Any elementary or secondary school operated by a board of education;
(4) Any chartered or nonchartered nonpublic elementary or secondary school;
(5) Any school issued a certificate of registration by the state board of career colleges and schools.
http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/955

955.03 Dogs are personal property (considering the problems with this during Katrina)
Any dog which has been registered under sections 955.01 and 955.04 of the Revised Code and any dog not required to be registered under such sections shall be considered as personal property and have all the rights and privileges and be subject to like restraints as other livestock.

CHAPTER 2913: THEFT AND FRAUD
2913.01 Theft and fraud general definitions.
As used in this chapter, unless the context requires that a term be given a different meaning: (Edited for interest to owner of SD)
(C) “Deprive” means to do any of the following:
(1) Withhold property of another permanently, or for a period that appropriates a substantial portion of its value or use, or with purpose to restore it only upon payment of a reward or other consideration;
(2) Dispose of property so as to make it unlikely that the owner will recover it;
(3) Accept, use, or appropriate money, property, or services, with purpose not to give proper consideration in return for the money, property, or services, and without reasonable justification or excuse for not giving proper consideration.

(D) “Owner” means, unless the context requires a different meaning, any person, other than the actor, who is the owner of, who has possession or control of, or who has any license or interest in property or services, even though the ownership, possession, control, license, or interest is unlawful.

(DD) “Disabled adult” means a person who is eighteen years of age or older and has some impairment of body or mind that makes the person unable to work at any substantially remunerative employment that the person otherwise would be able to perform and that will, with reasonable probability, continue for a period of at least twelve months without any present indication of recovery from the impairment, or who is eighteen years of age or older and has been certified as permanently and totally disabled by an agency of this state or the United States that has the function of so classifying persons.

(LL) “Assistance dog” has the same meaning as in section 955.011 of the Revised Code.
http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/2913.01

TITLE XXIX (Crimes) § 2913.02.section 8 Theft.
(8)If the property stolen is a police dog or horse or a service dog and the offender knows or should know that the property stolen is a police dog or horse or service dog, a violation of this section is theft of a police dog or horse or service dog, a felony of the third degree.
http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/2913.02 section 8

Title XXIX (Crimes) § 2921.321. Assaulting or harassing police dog or horse or service dog.
(Edited to reflect service dog info only)
Crime called a misdemeanor; provides for vet bills, damaged equipment, retraining, or replacement of service dog
2921.321 Assaulting or harassing police dog or horse or service dog.
(C) No person shall knowingly cause, or attempt to cause, physical harm to an assistance dog in either of the following circumstances:
(1) The dog is assisting or serving a blind, deaf or hearing impaired, or mobility impaired person at the time the physical harm is caused or attempted.
(2) The dog is not assisting or serving a blind, deaf or hearing impaired, or mobility impaired person at the time the physical harm is caused or attempted, but the offender has actual knowledge that the dog is an assistance dog.

(D) No person shall recklessly do any of the following:
(1) Taunt, torment, or strike an assistance dog;
(2) Throw an object or substance at an assistance dog;
(3) Interfere with or obstruct an assistance dog, or interfere with or obstruct a blind, deaf or hearing impaired, or mobility impaired person who is being assisted or served by an assistance dog, in a manner that does any of the following:
(a) Inhibits or restricts the assisted or served person’s control of the dog;
(b) Deprives the assisted or served person of control of the dog;
(c) Releases the dog from its area of control;
(d) Enters the area of control of the dog without the consent of the assisted or served person, including placing food or any other object or substance into that area;
(e) Inhibits or restricts the ability of the dog to assist the assisted or served person.
(4) Engage in any conduct that is likely to cause serious physical injury or death to an assistance dog;
(5) If the person is the owner, keeper, or harborer of a dog, fail to reasonably restrain the dog from taunting, tormenting, chasing, approaching in a menacing fashion or apparent attitude of attack, or attempting to bite or otherwise endanger an assistance dog that at the time of the conduct is assisting or serving a blind, deaf or hearing impaired, or mobility impaired person or that the person knows is an assistance dog.

(E.)
(3) Whoever violates division (C) of this section is guilty of assaulting an assistance dog. Except as otherwise provided in this division, assaulting an assistance dog is a misdemeanor of the second degree. If the violation results in the death of the assistance dog, assaulting an assistance dog is a felony of the third degree. If the violation results in serious physical harm to the assistance dog other than its death, assaulting an assistance dog is a felony of the fourth degree. If the violation results in physical harm to the assistance dog other than death or serious physical harm, assaulting an assistance dog is a misdemeanor of the first degree.
(4) Whoever violates division (D) of this section is guilty of harassing an assistance dog. Except as otherwise provided in this division, harassing an assistance dog is a misdemeanor of the second degree. If the violation results in the death of the assistance dog, harassing an assistance dog is a felony of the third degree. If the violation results in serious physical harm to the assistance dog, but does not result in its death, harassing an assistance dog is a felony of the fourth degree. If the violation results in physical harm to the assistance dog, but does not result in its death or in serious physical harm to it, harassing an assistance dog is a misdemeanor of the first degree.
(5) In addition to any other sanction or penalty imposed for the offense under this section, Chapter 2929., or any other provision of the Revised Code, whoever violates division (A), (B), (C), or (D) of this section is responsible for the payment of all of the following:
(a) Any veterinary bill or bill for medication incurred as a result of the violation by the police department regarding a violation of division (A) or (B) of this section or by the blind, deaf or hearing impaired, or mobility impaired person assisted or served by the assistance dog regarding a violation of division (C) or (D) of this section;
(b) The cost of any damaged equipment that results from the violation;
(c) If the violation did not result in the death of the police dog or horse or the assistance dog that was the subject of the violation and if, as a result of that dog or horse being the subject of the violation, the dog or horse needs further training or retraining to be able to continue in the capacity of a police dog or horse or an assistance dog, the cost of any further training or retraining of that dog or horse by a law enforcement officer or by the blind, deaf or hearing impaired, or mobility impaired person assisted or served by the assistance dog;
(d) If the violation resulted in the death of the police dog or horse or the assistance dog that was the subject of the violation or resulted in serious physical harm to that dog or horse to the extent that the dog or horse needs to be replaced on either a temporary or a permanent basis, the cost of replacing that dog or horse and of any further training of a new police dog or horse or a new assistance dog by a law enforcement officer or by the blind, deaf or hearing impaired, or mobility impaired person assisted or served by the assistance dog, which replacement or training is required because of the death of or the serious physical harm to the dog or horse that was the subject of the violation.

(F) This section does not apply to a licensed veterinarian whose conduct is in accordance with Chapter 4741. of the Revised Code.

(G) This section only applies to an offender who knows or should know at the time of the violation that the police dog or horse or assistance dog that is the subject of a violation under this section is a police dog or horse or an assistance dog.

(H) As used in this section:
(1) “Physical harm” means any injury, illness, or other physiological impairment, regardless of its gravity or duration.
(3) “Serious physical harm” means any of the following:
(a) Any physical harm that carries a substantial risk of death;
(b) Any physical harm that causes permanent maiming or that involves some temporary, substantial maiming;
(c) Any physical harm that causes acute pain of a duration that results in substantial suffering.
(4) ” Assistance dog,” “blind,” and “mobility impaired person” have the same meanings as in section 955.011 of the Revised Code.

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