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Hall's 'P.A.W.S.' License Plate Approved by General Assembly

December 16, 2022
Thomas Hall News

State Rep. Thomas Hall (R-Madison Twp.) recently supported House Bill 578, which includes the representative’s legislation for the Progressive Animal Welfare Society (P.A.W.S) Adoption Center license plate. The bill was approved by the General Assembly on Wednesday.

House Bill 578 is a larger road-naming and license plate bill that has Hall’s House Bill 502 that creates this license plate to recognize and bring awareness to the local animal adoption center.

“We want to build up the awareness for animals in Butler County to find them a safe home,” Hall said. “I’m excited to see this finalized during this General Assembly, and I’m proud to have moved this initiative forward.”

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 governor to be signed into law.