Section 2931.18 | Employment of attorneys by humane society.
(A) A humane society may appoint an attorney, and may also appoint one or more assistant attorneys, to prosecute violations of law relating to the prevention of cruelty to animals, except as provided in division (B) of this section.
The attorneys shall be paid out of the county treasury, from the general fund of the county or from the dog and kennel fund of the county, 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.
Available Versions of this Section
- December 12, 1988 – House Bill 246 - 117th General Assembly [ View December 12, 1988 Version ]
- September 13, 2016 – Amended by House Bill 60 - 131st General Assembly [ View September 13, 2016 Version ]
- March 31, 2021 – Amended by House Bill 24 - 133rd General Assembly [ View March 31, 2021 Version ]