2931.18 Employment of attorneys by humane society.

(A) A humane society or its agent may employ an attorney, and may also employ one or more assistant attorneys to prosecute violations of law relating to:

(1) Except as provided in division (B) of this section, prevention of cruelty to animals or children;

(2) Abandonment, nonsupport, or ill-treatment of a child by its parent;

(3) Employment of a child under fourteen years of age in public exhibitions or vocations injurious to health, life, or morals or which cause or permit such child to suffer unnecessary physical or mental pain;

(4) Neglect or refusal of an adult to support destitute parent.

Such attorneys shall be paid out of the county treasury in an amount approved as just and reasonable by the board of county commissioners of that county.

(B) A humane society or its agent shall not employ an attorney or one or more assistant attorneys to prosecute a felony violation of section 959.131 of the Revised Code.

Cite as R.C. § 2931.18

Amended by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 60, §1, eff. 9/13/2016.

Effective Date: 12-12-1988 .