State Rep. Thomas Hall (R-Madison Twp.) recently supported House Bill 578, which included the representative’s legislation for the Progressive Animal Welfare Society (P.A.W.S) Adoption Center license plate. The bill was approved by the Ohio House.
House Bill 578 is a larger road-naming and license plate bill that had Hall’s House Bill 502 that creates this license plate to recognize and bring awareness to the local animal adoption center.
“The goal of this legislation is to build more awareness behind it so that we can give animals throughout Butler County a safe and happy environment until they find a home and family,” Hall said. “I’m pleased to see this initiative moving forward at the Statehouse.”
Under the bill, all proceeds from the P.A.W.S. license plate, which consists of a $25 contribution fee, will go to the P.A.W.S. Adoption Center to support their mission.
The adoption center, located in Monroe, OH, opened in 1980 as a “no-kill,” non-profit animal shelter. The center’s success has led to several expansions over the course of 40 years and the Gold Level of Transparency award in 2018. To date, PAWS has adopted over 13,000 pets and focuses on the promotion of adoption, the reduction of pet overpopulation and responsible pet ownership.
The bill now heads to the Senate for further consideration.