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SB3

DRUG SENTENCING REFORM (EKLUND J, O'BRIEN S) To modify the controlled substance possession and trafficking prohibitions and penalties and the drug and alcohol abuse civil commitment mechanism.

 

Current Status:   

6/27/2019 - BILL AMENDED, Senate Judiciary, (Seventh Hearing)

 

Comments:   

Concerned with changes to drug trafficking and reduction of felony possession offenses to misdemeanors.

 

Position:   

Amend

 

Priority:   

Tier 1 - High

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-SB-3

 

SB5

PROMOTING PROSTITUTION PENALTIES (KUNZE S, DOLAN M) To amend the penalties for promoting prostitution.

 

Current Status:   

5/16/2019 - House Criminal Justice, (Fourth Hearing)

 

Position:   

Support

 

Priority:   

Tier 1 - High

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-SB-5

 

SB10

THEFT IN OFFICE PENALTIES (WILSON S) To expand the penalties for theft in office based on the amount stolen and to include as restitution audit costs of the entity that suffered the loss.

 

Current Status:   

5/9/2019 - REPORTED OUT, House Criminal Justice, (Third Hearing)

 

Position:   

Support

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-SB-10

 

SB12

TRAFFIC LAW PHOTO MONITORING (CRAIG H) To make changes to the laws governing traffic law photo-monitoring devices, other civil traffic violations, and related fines and fees.

 

Current Status:   

3/19/2019 - Senate Local Government, Public Safety and Veterans Affairs, (First Hearing)

 

Position:   

Monitor

 

Priority:   

Tier 3 - Low

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-SB-12

 

SB13

HUMAN TRAFFICKING-JUVENILES (FEDOR T) To require a juvenile court to hold a delinquency complaint in abeyance in certain cases related to prostitution or human trafficking and to provide that the same elements for the offense of trafficking in persons that apply to a victim under the age of sixteen also apply to a victim who is age sixteen or seventeen.

 

Current Status:   

5/1/2019 - Senate Judiciary, (Fifth Hearing)

 

Position:   

Support

 

Priority:   

Tier 1 - High

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-SB-13

 

SB15

JURY SOURCE LIST-INCLUDE BMV NAMES (THOMAS C) To require the names submitted by the Bureau of Motor Vehicles to the commissioners of jurors to be included on the annual jury source list compiled by the commissioners.

 

Current Status:   

3/19/2019 - Senate Local Government, Public Safety and Veterans Affairs, (First Hearing)

 

Position:   

Oppose

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-SB-15

 

SB16

PEACE OFFICERS-PROPER INTERACTION (WILLIAMS S) Regarding instruction for peace officers, students, and new or student drivers on proper interactions with peace officers.

 

Current Status:   

3/6/2019 - Senate Judiciary, (Second Hearing)

 

Position:   

Monitor

 

Priority:   

Tier 3 - Low

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-SB-16

 

SB17

PROHIBIT SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIM IDENTIFICATION (YUKO K, ANTONIO N) To prohibit law enforcement agencies from including identifying information of sexual assault victims in police reports posted online.

 

Current Status:   

3/6/2019 - Senate Judiciary, (First Hearing)

 

Comments:   

Expand to include other sex offenses and offenses with sexual motivation.

 

Position:   

Amend

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-SB-17

 

SB18

PROHIBIT CONFINING PREGNANT CRIMINALS (ANTONIO N, LEHNER P) To prohibit restraining or confining a woman or child who is a charged or adjudicated criminal offender or delinquent child at certain points during pregnancy or postpartum recovery.

 

Current Status:   

3/13/2019 - Senate Judiciary, (First Hearing)

 

Comments:   

Concerned that the bill as currently written is impractical. Requires an official, in an emergency situation, to check with a doctor before restraining a pregnant inmate.

 

Position:   

Amend

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-SB-18

 

SB19

EXTREME RISK PROTECTION ORDER (WILLIAMS S) To enact the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act to allow family members, household members, and law enforcement officers to obtain a court order that temporarily restricts a person's access to firearms if that person poses a danger to themselves or others.

 

Current Status:   

2/12/2019 - Introduced

 

Position:   

Monitor

 

Priority:   

Tier 3 - Low

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-SB-19

 

SB28

PROTECTION ORDER VIOLATION PENALTIES (HOTTINGER J) To increase the penalty that applies to the offense of violating a protection order under certain circumstances.

 

Current Status:   

6/27/2019 - SUBSTITUTE BILL ACCEPTED, Senate Judiciary, (Fifth Hearing)

 

Position:   

Support

 

Priority:   

Tier 1 - High

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-SB-28

 

SB31

PUBLIC RECORDS LAW EXEMPTION-EMERGENCY SERVICE TELECOMMUNICATORS (ROEGNER K) To include emergency service telecommunicators as individuals whose residential and familial information is exempt from disclosure under the Public Records Law.

 

Current Status:   

5/21/2019 - BILL AMENDED, House Civil Justice, (Third Hearing)

 

Position:   

Monitor

 

Priority:   

Tier 3 - Low

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-SB-31

 

SB33

CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE FACILITIES OFFENSES (HOAGLAND F) To modify certain criminal offenses with respect to critical infrastructure facilities and to impose fines and civil liability for damage to a critical infrastructure facility.

 

Current Status:   

6/19/2019 - House Public Utilities, (Second Hearing)

 

Position:   

Monitor

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-SB-33

 

SB43

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE-FIREARMS RESTRICTIONS, STRANGULATION (KUNZE S, ANTONIO N) To address domestic violence by means of firearms restrictions, penalty enhancements, and a prohibition against strangulation, and to make an appropriation.

 

Current Status:   

4/2/2019 - Senate Government Oversight and Reform, (First Hearing)

 

Position:   

Monitor

 

Priority:   

Tier 1 - High

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-SB-43

 

SB47

UNLAWFUL SEXUAL CONTACT WITH MINOR PETITIONS (EKLUND J) To create a procedure for certain offenders convicted of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor to petition a court for reclassification or removal from duties under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Law and to permit record sealing in those cases.

 

Current Status:   

4/10/2019 - REPORTED OUT, Senate Judiciary, (Third Hearing)

 

Position:   

Support

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-SB-47

 

SB48

SPEEDY TRIAL RULES (EKLUND J) To narrow the scope of speedy trial rules.

 

Current Status:   

5/16/2019 - House Criminal Justice, (Third Hearing)

 

Position:   

Support

 

Priority:   

Tier 1 - High

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-SB-48

 

SB49

BODY CAVITY SEARCHES (EKLUND J) To authorize a corrections officer to cause a body cavity search to be conducted or to conduct a strip search and to establish separate rules for conducting strip searches.

 

Current Status:   

4/2/2019 - REPORTED OUT AS AMENDED, Senate Government Oversight and Reform, (Fourth Hearing)

 

Position:   

Monitor

 

Priority:   

Tier 3 - Low

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-SB-49

 

SB53

FIREARMS-DANGEROUS ORDNANCE (ROEGNER K) To clarify that certain firearms are not "dangerous ordnance" and to declare an emergency.

 

Current Status:   

2/26/2019 - PASSED BY SENATE; Vote 24-8, Emergency Clause 24-8

 

Position:   

Monitor

 

Priority:   

Tier 3 - Low

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-SB-53

 

SB54

PROHIBIT DEATH PENALTY-MENTAL ILLNESS (EKLUND J, WILLIAMS S) To prohibit imposing the death penalty for aggravated murder when the offender had a serious mental illness at the time of the offense.

 

Current Status:   

6/12/2019 - Senate Judiciary, (Second Hearing)

 

Comments:   

The bill is so broadly written that it effectively ends the death penalty. Post-conviction relief provision allows everyone currently on death row to file for relief based on the assertion that they had one of the listed mental illnesses at the time of their crime. Concern about delegation to APA to define the listed mental illnesses. Remove post conviction relief, major depressive disorder, language about "rational judgment," and language about mental illness due "solely" to the effects of drug or alcohol abuse. See also House Bill 136.

 

Position:   

Oppose

 

Priority:   

Tier 1 - High

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-SB-54

 

SB55

ENHANCE PENALTIES-DRUG TRAFFICKING (GAVARONE T) To enhance penalties for certain drug trafficking offenses committed in the vicinity of a community addiction services provider and to name the act's provisions the "Relapse Reduction Act."

 

Current Status:   

5/30/2019 - House Criminal Justice, (First Hearing)

 

Position:   

Support

 

Priority:   

Tier 1 - High

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-SB-55

 

SB57

DECRIMINALIZE HEMP (HILL B, HUFFMAN S) To decriminalize hemp and hemp products and to establish a hemp cultivation licensing program.

 

Current Status:   

6/4/2019 - REPORTED OUT AS AMENDED, House Agriculture and Rural Development, (Fifth Hearing)

 

Comments:   

Concerned with impact on probable cause for marijuana and ability of BCI to test the level of THC.

 

Position:   

Oppose

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-SB-57

 

SB58

NONVIOLENT CRIMINALS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS (GAVARONE T) To express the intent of the General Assembly to reform the process of restoring the competency of individuals with serious mental illness charged with nonviolent crimes and to provide alternatives for treatment.

 

Current Status:   

2/26/2019 - Referred to Committee Senate Judiciary

 

Position:   

Monitor

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-SB-58

 

SB62

PROHIBIT TRIGGER CRANKS, BUMP STOCKS (THOMAS C) To prohibit certain conduct regarding trigger cranks, bump-fire devices, and other items that accelerate a semi-automatic firearm's rate of fire but do not convert it into an automatic firearm.

 

Current Status:   

3/5/2019 - Referred to Committee Senate Government Oversight and Reform

 

Position:   

Monitor

 

Priority:   

Tier 3 - Low

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-SB-62

 

SB63

FIREARM TRANSFERS (THOMAS C) To require a firearm transfer to be made through a dealer, through a law enforcement agency, or pursuant to a specified exception, and to require a background check when a firearm is transferred.

 

Current Status:   

3/5/2019 - Referred to Committee Senate Government Oversight and Reform

 

Position:   

Monitor

 

Priority:   

Tier 3 - Low

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-SB-63

 

SB64

RAISE MINIMUM AGE-FIREARM PURCHASES (THOMAS C) To raise the minimum age to purchase a firearm to age 21 and to increase the penalty for improperly furnishing firearms to an underage person.

 

Current Status:   

3/5/2019 - Referred to Committee Senate Government Oversight and Reform

 

Position:   

Monitor

 

Priority:   

Tier 3 - Low

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-SB-64

 

SB65

FIREARM TRANSFERS-GUN SHOWS (THOMAS C) To regulate the transfer of firearms at a gun show.

 

Current Status:   

3/5/2019 - Referred to Committee Senate Government Oversight and Reform

 

Position:   

Monitor

 

Priority:   

Tier 3 - Low

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-SB-65

 

SB70

PROHIBIT FELONY QUESTION-JOB APPLICATIONS (WILLIAMS S) To prohibit private employers from including on an employment application any question concerning whether an applicant has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to a felony.

 

Current Status:   

3/5/2019 - Referred to Committee Senate Transportation, Commerce and Workforce

 

Position:   

Monitor

 

Priority:   

Tier 3 - Low

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-SB-70

 

SB99

ELIMINATE MANDATORY BINDOVERS (THOMAS C) To eliminate mandatory bindovers and reverse bindovers, and modify the law governing a discretionary bindover, of an alleged juvenile offender from a juvenile court to a criminal court.

 

Current Status:   

3/12/2019 - Referred to Committee Senate Judiciary

 

Position:   

Oppose

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-SB-99

 

SB100

PAROLE ELIGIBILITY-JUVENILES (THOMAS C) Relative to parole eligibility for persons with an indefinite or life sentence imposed for an offense committed when the person was less than 18 years of age.

 

Current Status:   

3/27/2019 - Senate Judiciary, (First Hearing)

 

Position:   

Oppose

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-SB-100

 

SB108

ELIMINATE RULE OF CONSTRUCTION-AMBIGUOUS STATUTES (OBHOF L) To eliminate the rule of construction regarding a court's considerations in determining the intention of the legislature when a statute is ambiguous.

 

Current Status:   

5/28/2019 - House Civil Justice, (Third Hearing)

 

Position:   

Monitor

 

Priority:   

Tier 3 - Low

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-SB-108

 

SB111

SPORTS WAGERING (EKLUND J, O'BRIEN S) To permit the Ohio Casino Control Commission to regulate sports wagering and to levy a tax on businesses that provide sports wagering.

 

Current Status:   

3/14/2019 - Introduced

 

Position:   

Monitor

 

Priority:   

Tier 3 - Low

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-SB-111

 

SB118

INCREASE ASSAULT PENALTIES-SPORTS OFFICIALS (ROEGNER K) To increase the penalty for assault if the victim is acting as a sports official or the assault is committed in retaliation for the victim's actions as a sports official.

 

Current Status:   

4/10/2019 - Senate Judiciary, (First Hearing)

 

Comments:   

Creates special class of victim.

 

Position:   

Oppose

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-SB-118

 

SB133

MANAGEMENT OF RELEASED OFFENDERS (O'BRIEN S, MANNING N) To modify the Corrections Law regarding a Department of Rehabilitation and Correction reentry program for certain offenders, maximum workload and caseload standards for parole and field officers, GPS monitoring of offenders released from prison, and entry into LEADS of specified information about GPS-monitored offenders, and to require the Ohio Criminal Sentencing Commission to appoint an Offender Supervision Study Committee.

 

Current Status:   

6/27/2019 - Senate Judiciary, (Second Hearing)

 

Position:   

Support

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-SB-133

 

SB134

PASSING SCHOOL BUSSES (GAVARONE T) To make changes to the law governing passing a school bus, to create a new offense for vehicular homicide and vehicular assault related to improperly passing a stopped school bus, to make an appropriation, and to designate this the School Bus Safety Act.

 

Current Status:   

6/11/2019 - Referred to Committee Senate Transportation, Commerce and Workforce

 

Comments:   

Amend to provide that passing a stopped school bus is per se recklessness for purposes of aggravated vehicular homicide or aggravated vehicular assault.

 

Position:   

Amend

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-SB-134

 

SB140

EXEMPT KNIVES-CONCEALED WEAPONS (UECKER J) To exempt knives not used as weapons from the prohibition against carrying concealed weapons and to eliminate the prohibition against manufacturing, possessing for sale, selling, or furnishing certain weapons other than firearms or dangerous ordnance.

 

Current Status:   

6/27/2019 - PASSED BY SENATE; Vote 32-1

 

Position:   

Amend

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-SB-140

 

SB143

AGGRAVATED BULLYING (WILLIAMS S) To create the offense of aggravated bullying, a third-degree misdemeanor.

 

Current Status:   

6/4/2019 - Referred to Committee Senate Judiciary

 

Position:   

Monitor

 

Priority:   

Tier 3 - Low

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-SB-143

 

SB144

AGGRAVATED BULLYING-DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURE (WILLIAMS S) To require a tiered disciplinary procedure for and student instruction on preventing harassment, intimidation, or bullying in school and to create the offense of aggravated bullying as a third-degree misdemeanor.

 

Current Status:   

6/11/2019 - Referred to Committee Senate Judiciary

 

Position:   

Monitor

 

Priority:   

Tier 3 - Low

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-SB-144

 

SB146

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE-CHOKING (KUNZE S, ANTONIO N) To expand the offense of domestic violence to also prohibit a person from knowingly impeding the normal breathing or circulation of the blood of a family or household member by applying pressure to the family or household member's throat or neck or blocking the family or household member's nose or mouth.

 

Current Status:   

6/19/2019 - Senate Judiciary, (Second Hearing)

 

Position:   

Support

 

Priority:   

Tier 1 - High

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-SB-146

 

SB152

FAILURE TO MAINTAIN CAR INSURANCE (HUFFMAN M) To alter the penalties related to the failure to maintain motor vehicle insurance, to require the Lima Municipal Court to establish a pilot program governing the repayment of driver's license reinstatement and court fees, and to make an appropriation.

 

Current Status:   

5/15/2019 - Referred to Committee Senate Judiciary

 

Position:   

Monitor

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-SB-152

 

SB156

DRUG SCREENINGS (GAVARONE T) To prohibit defrauding an alcohol, drug, or urine screening test.

 

Current Status:   

6/12/2019 - Senate Judiciary, (First Hearing)

 

Comments:   

Need to ensure that the bill will not prohibit a tampering charge for individuals on community control.

 

Position:   

Amend

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-SB-156

 

SB160

RECORDS EXPUNGEMENT (O'BRIEN S, RULLI M) To provide a mechanism for the expungement of records of most convictions that, depending on the category of the offense, are at least 10 years old, 15 years old, or 20 years old, and to eliminate the waiting period for sealing a record related to a no bill.

 

Current Status:   

6/19/2019 - Referred to Committee Senate Judiciary

 

Comments:   

Ability to destroy the records of F1 and F2 offenses goes too far.

 

Position:   

Oppose

 

Priority:   

Tier 1 - High

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-SB-160

 

SB162

ELIMINATE PERIOD OF LIMITATION-RAPE (ANTONIO N, O'BRIEN S) To eliminate the spousal exceptions for certain sex offenses, to permit a person to testify against the person's spouse in a prosecution for any of those offenses, to eliminate the period of limitation for the criminal prosecution of a person for rape and for a civil action brought by a victim of conduct that would constitute rape.

 

Current Status:   

6/10/2019 - Introduced

 

Position:   

Support

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-SB-162

 

SB166

UNLAWFUL SEXUAL CONTACT-HEALTH PROFESSIONALS (KUNZE S, CRAIG H) To prohibit unlawful sexual contact between health care professionals and patients and to revoke professional licenses for criminal misconduct.

 

Current Status:   

6/19/2019 - Introduced

 

Position:   

Support

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-SB-166

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