The registry could be a useful tool, said Ruddy Ruiz, Sandusky city fire investigator.
"That would be our first line of defense, say something were to happen on Main Street. If we don't have any types of leads, we could look at people who live around there," he said.
In 2011, there were more than 8,000 fires intentionally set across the state, according to figures from the State Fire Marshal's Office.
For more on how this bill would work and be paid for, pick up a copy of Tuesday's Register.