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Dogs On Restaurant Patios Bill Moving Through Ohio Senate

Jun 27, 2018

Land Grant Brewing in Columbus, which supports the bill, hosts a benefit event for local humane society.
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The Ohio Senate is moving on a bill that would allow dogs on restaurant patios. 

Business groups claim it is a way to let companies expand their creativity. Ohio Public Radio's Andy Chow explains. 

The bill would let restaurant owners decide if they want to allow dogs on their patios.

Holly Gross with the Columbus Chamber of Commerce says this clears up confusion between businesses and local health departments.

 

She adds that giving restaurants discretion can help businesses thrive.

 

Gross: “We do have creative business owners and they want to create a really exciting, innovative experience.”

 

The bill also seeks to make sure restaurants comply with health codes if they allow dogs on their patios.