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Bills of interest to the Association pending in the 134th Ohio House of Representatives
Through October 13, 2021

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HB3

AISHA'S LAW REGARDING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (BOYD J, CARRUTHERS S) To make changes to civil and criminal law regarding domestic violence, to address State Highway Patrol arrest authority, to name the act Aisha's Law, and to make an appropriation.

 

Current Status:   

5/20/2021 - House Criminal Justice, (Second Hearing)

 

Comments:   

  • Among other things, the bill expands aggravated murder to include certain domestic violence circumstances and enacts a felony strangulation law within context of domestic violence. Also creates a domestic violence prosecution study committee. 

 

Position:   

Support

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-3

 

HB4

REGARDS CHILD ABUSE, NEGLECT REPORTING (PLUMMER P, MANCHESTER S) Regarding county child abuse and neglect memorandums of understanding, cross-reporting of child abuse and neglect reports by public children services agencies to law enforcement agencies, notification of reporter rights, home assessor eligibility, and creation of the children service ombudsman office.

 

Current Status:   

6/22/2021 - Senate Judiciary, (First Hearing)

 

Position:   

Support

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-4

 

HB7

REVISE PROBATE LAW, GUARDIANSHIP LAW, OHIO TRUST CODE (GRENDELL D, STEWART B) To make changes in the Probate Law, the Guardianship Law, the Ohio Trust Code, the Ohio Legacy Trust Act, the laws regarding cemetery endowment care trusts, referral of actions to a retired judge, involuntary mental health placements, and change of name procedures.

 

Current Status:   

5/17/2021 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; eff. 90 days

 

Comments:   

  • Includes amendments to name change procedures

 

Position:   

Monitor

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-7

 

HB8

REVISE ELECTRONIC RECORDING OF CUSTODIAL INTERROGATIONS (WEST T, PLUMMER P) To revise the law governing the electronic recording of custodial interrogations and to make changes to the prohibition against the restraint of a pregnant woman or child who is charged or has been convicted of an offense.

 

Current Status:   

5/17/2021 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; eff. Immediately

 

Comments:   

  • Bill amended 4/15/21
  • Amendment clarifies the remedy for a failure to record. If one of the exceptions to recording is met the court must admit the statement without a cautionary instruction. If no exception is met the court must admit the statement with a cautionary instruction. 
  • Amendment clarifies that all "oral" statements must be recorded. 
  • Amendment addresses problems with law regarding restraint/shackling of pregnant women. 

 

Position:   

Amend

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-8

 

HB22

EXPAND OFFENSE OF OBSTRUCTING JUSTICE (LARE J, WILKIN S) To expand the offense of obstructing justice to include failure to follow a lawful order from a law enforcement officer, diverting a law enforcement officer's attention, and throwing an object at a law enforcement officer.

 

Current Status:   

9/8/2021 - Referred to Committee Senate Judiciary

 

Comments:   

  • Bill amended 3/4/21 to replace "taunting or striking" a police officer with using force or threatening the immediate use of force and to provide penalties for new subsections of obstructing justice.  
  • OPAA support 3/25/21.
  • Amended 4/22/21 to expressly allow the recording of law enforcement in the performance of their duties.   

 

Position:   

Support

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-22

 

HB41

PUBLIC RECORDS - MENTAL HEALTH PROVIDERS (LANESE L, LISTON B) To exempt certain mental health care providers' residential and familial information from disclosure under the Public Records Law.

 

Current Status:   

10/6/2021 - Senate Health, (Second Hearing)

 

Position:   

Monitor

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-41

 

HB43

PUBLIC BODIES - ELECTRONIC MEETINGS (SOBECKI L, HOOPS J) To authorize public bodies to meet via teleconference and video conference.

 

Current Status:   

2/11/2021 - House Government Oversight, (First Hearing)

 

Position:   

Monitor

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-43

 

HB44

INCREASE PENALTIES - ASSAULT (ROEMER B, MILLER J) To increase the penalties 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:   

9/8/2021 - Referred to Committee Senate Judiciary

 

Comments:   

  • Increases penalties for special class of victim.

 

Position:   

Oppose

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-44

 

HB62

OHIO SECOND AMENDMENT SANCTUARY STATE (LOYCHIK M, GRENDELL D) To designate the State of Ohio as a Second Amendment Sanctuary State and to name this act the Ohio Second Amendment Safe Haven Act.

 

Current Status:   

6/9/2021 - House State and Local Government, (Third Hearing)

 

Position:   

Monitor

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-62

 

HB64

CREATE CRIME - FRAUDULENT ASSISTED REPRODUCTION (POWELL J) To create the crime of fraudulent assisted reproduction and civil actions for an assisted reproduction procedure without consent.

 

Current Status:   

3/17/2021 - House Criminal Justice, (Second Hearing)

 

Comments:   

  • Amendment needed so that statute of limitations doesn't begin to run until the fraud is discovered

 

Position:   

Support

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-64

 

HB70

REVISE LAW FOR PASSING SCHOOL BUS (BROWN R) To make changes to the law governing passing a school bus.

 

Current Status:   

5/6/2021 - House Criminal Justice, (First Hearing)

 

Position:   

Support

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-70

 

HB78

ESTHER'S LAW (BRENT J, CROSSMAN J) To permit a resident of a long-term care facility to conduct electronic monitoring of the resident's room, to designate this act as Esther's Law, and to make an appropriation.

 

Current Status:   

4/15/2021 - House Families, Aging and Human Services, (First Hearing)

 

Position:   

Monitor

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-78

 

HB83

REVISE CHILD SUPPORT LAWS (RUSSO A, MANCHESTER S) To make changes to child support laws with regard to caretakers.

 

Current Status:   

9/8/2021 - Referred to Committee Senate Judiciary

 

Position:   

Support

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-83

 

HB89

REVISE CONCEALED HANDGUN LAW (WIGGAM S) To modify the requirement that a concealed handgun licensee must notify a law enforcement officer that the licensee is authorized to carry a concealed handgun and is carrying a concealed handgun when stopped.

 

Current Status:   

3/9/2021 - REPORTED OUT, House State and Local Government, (Third Hearing)

 

Comments:   

  • Possible conflict between this and HB 227 (Constitutional Carry) - must be some affirmative duty to notify law enforcement of concealed carry if the person is not a licensee 

 

Position:   

Monitor

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-89

 

HB93

REVISE ADDRESS CONFIDENTIALITY PROGRAM AND RECORDER FEES (ABRAMS C, LARE J) To make changes to the Address Confidentiality Program administered by the Secretary of State and to make changes to county recorder fees.

 

Current Status:   

3/31/2021 - Senate Local Government and Elections, (Second Hearing)

 

Position:   

Support

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-93

 

HB99

REGARDS ARMED PERSONS WITHIN SCHOOL SAFETY ZONE (HALL T) To expressly exempt persons authorized to go armed within a school safety zone from a requirement that peace officer basic training be obtained and to require that those persons successfully complete firearms training that meets or exceeds the training requirements for concealed handgun licensees for the exemption to apply.

 

Current Status:   

4/15/2021 - House Criminal Justice, (Third Hearing)

 

Position:   

Monitor

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-99

 

HB105

CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE PREVENTION (LIPPS S, KELLY B) With respect to age-appropriate student instruction in child sexual abuse and sexual violence prevention and in-service staff training in child sexual abuse prevention.

 

Current Status:   

10/5/2021 - Senate Primary and Secondary Education, (Second Hearing)

 

Position:   

Monitor

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-105

 

HB109

INCREASE PENALTIES - RIOT OFFENSES (ABRAMS C, CARRUTHERS S) To increase penalties for certain assault, vandalism, and riot offenses, to allow peace officers to bring civil suits against persons participating in a riot, and to prohibit bias motivated intimidation of first responders.

 

Current Status:   

6/24/2021 - BILL AMENDED, House Criminal Justice, (Third Hearing)

 

Position:   

Support

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-109

 

HB110

OPERATING BUDGET (OELSLAGER S) To make operating appropriations for the biennium beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2023, to levy taxes, and to provide authorization and conditions for the operation of state programs.

 

Current Status:   

7/1/2021 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; effective 7/1/21

 

Comments:   

As Introduced

  • Support increased penalties for weapons offenses and requirement to enter protection order/warrant information into LEADS/NCIC.
  • Opposed to changes to community control and post-release control sentencing.

House Version

  • Substitute bill adopted by House 4/13/21. Removed penalties for weapons offenses and changes to community control sentencing. Added mandatory TCAP. Changes to PRC sentencing remain in the bill. 

Senate Version

  • Substitute bill adopted by Senate 6/9/21. Removed mandatory TCAP and replaced it with county authority to volunteer for F4 TCAP. Changes to PRC sentencing remain in the bill.   

 

Position:   

Amend

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-110

 

HB111

ALTER USE OF CELLPHONES WHILE DRIVING LAWS (LIGHTBODY M) To alter the law governing the use of a handheld electronic wireless communications device while driving.

 

Current Status:   

5/11/2021 - House Transportation and Public Safety, (First Hearing)

 

Position:   

Support

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-111

 

HB116

OHIO COMPUTER CRIMES ACT (BALDRIDGE B) To enact the Ohio Computer Crimes Act and to amend the version of section 109.572 of the Revised Code that is scheduled to take effect October 9, 2021, to continue the provisions of this act on and after that date.

 

Current Status:   

9/30/2021 - House Criminal Justice, (Second Hearing)

 

Position:   

Support

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-116

 

HB121

ELIMINATE SPOUSAL EXCEPTIONS FOR SEXUAL OFFENSES (LANESE L, BOGGS K) To eliminate the spousal exceptions for the offenses of rape, sexual battery, unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, gross sexual imposition, sexual imposition, and importuning and to permit a person to testify against the person's spouse in a prosecution for any of those offenses.

 

Current Status:   

5/26/2021 - House Criminal Justice, (Second Hearing)

 

Position:   

Support

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-121

 

HB149

JUDICIAL CANDIDATES-PARTY BALLOT DESIGNATION (SWEARINGEN D, STEWART B) To require certain judicial candidates to appear on the ballot with a party designation.

 

Current Status:   

6/28/2021 - Referred to Committee Senate Local Government and Elections

 

Comments:   

  • Amended into Senate version of HB 110 (Biennial Budget)

 

Position:   

Monitor

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-149

 

HB150

OHIO PUBLIC DEFENDER STATE LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM (HILLYER B, LELAND D) To establish the Ohio Public Defender State Loan Repayment Program, to establish a task force to study Ohio's indigent defense system, and to make an appropriation.

 

Current Status:   

5/4/2021 - Re-Referred to Committee

 

Comments:   

  • Should include prosecutors in loan forgiveness and task force
  • Issues with how pay parity with prosecutors and pay for appointed counsel are defined for purposes of designating a county as a public defender shortage area

 

Position:   

Amend

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-150

 

HB161

ENACT CERTAIN CHILD ABUSE-RELATED OFFENSES (LAMPTON B) To include certain child abuse-related offenses in the violent offender database and to name the act Jacob's Law.

 

Current Status:   

9/23/2021 - House Criminal Justice, (Second Hearing)

 

Position:   

Monitor

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-161

 

HB166

REGARDS CRIMINAL SENTENCING, CORRECTIONS (BOGGS K, CARFAGNA R) To modify the Criminal Sentencing Law with respect to non-life felony indefinite sentencing, to modify the process for felony appeals as a matter of right, 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:   

9/30/2021 - House Criminal Justice, (Second Hearing)

 

Position:   

Support

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-166

 

HB183

ABOLISH DEATH PENALTY (SCHMIDT J) To abolish the death penalty and to modify the number of jurors that may be challenged in cases where a defendant may be sentenced to life imprisonment.

 

Current Status:   

9/23/2021 - House Criminal Justice, (Second Hearing)

 

Comments:   

  • See also SB 103

 

Position:   

Oppose

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-183

 

HB199

REMOVE CAP FOR NONECONOMIC LOSS - RAPE VICTIMS (BOGGS K, RUSSO A) To remove the cap on damages for noneconomic loss when a victim of rape or assault brings a tort action.

 

Current Status:   

4/27/2021 - House Civil Justice, (First Hearing)

 

Position:   

Monitor

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-199

 

HB205

ENACT COLLIN'S LAW (GHANBARI H, SHEEHY M) To enact Collin's Law: The "Ohio Anti-Bullying and Hazing Act" with regard to school discipline and bullying and hazing policies at schools and colleges.

 

Current Status:   

6/9/2021 - House Primary and Secondary Education, (Third Hearing)

 

Comments:   

  • See also Senate Bill 126
  • Prefer Senate Bill 126 because of stronger penalties for hazing activities
  • Amend to reflect hazing portions of SB 126
  • Substitute SB 126 adopted in Senate 6/15/21 mirrors HB 205

 

Position:   

Amend

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-205

 

HB206

PERMIT TOWNSHIP POLICE ENFORCE CERTAIN OFFENSES ON INTERSTATE (GHANBARI H, O'BRIEN M) To permit a township police officer who serves a population between 5,000 and 50,000 to enforce specified traffic offenses on interstate highways within the township if authorized by that township's board of trustees.

 

Current Status:   

6/2/2021 - Senate Government Oversight and Reform, (First Hearing)

 

Position:   

Support

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-206

 

HB211

STATE PROPERTY PROTECTION, PROSECUTION ACT (LARE J, PLUMMER P) To provide in specified circumstances for the Attorney General's prosecution of criminal activity committed at, or on, certain specified state facilities, buildings, premises, or property and to name the act the State Property Protection and Prosecution Act.

 

Current Status:   

3/17/2021 - Referred to Committee House Criminal Justice

 

Comments:   

  • General concern with handing authority to AG.
  • Could live with it given the narrow scope and if amended to provide right of first refusal. 

 

Position:   

Amend

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-211

 

HB226

EXPAND INTIMIDATION OFFENSES TO GUARDIANS AD LITEM (PAVLIGA G, MILLER A) To expand intimidation offenses to include guardians ad litem and court appointed special advocates.

 

Current Status:   

10/12/2021 - BILL AMENDED, House Criminal Justice, (Fourth Hearing)

 

Comments:   

  • Amend to include victim/witness coordinators employed by non-governmental entities 

 

Position:   

Amend

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-226

 

HB227

REGARDING CONCEALED WEAPONS (BRINKMAN T, JORDAN K) To rename a concealed handgun license as a concealed weapons license, to allow a concealed weapons licensee to carry concealed all deadly weapons not otherwise prohibited by law, to expand state preemption of firearms regulation to include all deadly weapons, to repeal a notice requirement for licensees stopped for law enforcement purposes, to authorize expungement of related convictions, and to allow a person age 21 or older to carry a concealed deadly weapon without a license.

 

Current Status:   

10/14/2021 - House Government Oversight, (Fourth Hearing)

 

Comments:   

  • Bill amended 5/20/21 to remove changes regarding prompt notification to law enforcement that person is then carrying a concealed weapon
  • Possible conflict between this and HB 89 (Duty to Notify) - must be some affirmative duty to notify law enforcement of concealed carry if the person isn't a licensee 

 

Position:   

Monitor

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-227

 

HB241

REVISE TAX FORECLOSURES LAW (PATTON T) To make changes to the law relating to tax foreclosures and county land reutilization corporations.

 

Current Status:   

4/14/2021 - Referred to Committee House State and Local Government

 

Comments:   

  • See also Senate Bill 112
  • Supportive of these bills overall and in particular provisions on electronic notice for foreclosure proceedings

 

Position:   

Support

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-241

 

HB243

KNIFE REGULATION (CUTRONA A) Regarding the regulation of knives.

 

Current Status:   

10/14/2021 - House Government Oversight, (Third Hearing)

 

Position:   

Monitor

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-243

 

HB254

PROVIDE FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FATALITY REVIEW BOARDS (BOGGS K, ABRAMS C) To provide for the establishment of domestic violence fatality review boards and to amend the versions of sections 121.22 and 4731.22 of the Revised Code that are scheduled to take effect on October 9, 2021, to continue the changes to those sections on and after that date.

 

Current Status:   

10/14/2021 - House Families, Aging and Human Services, (Fourth Hearing)

 

Position:   

Monitor

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-254

 

HB255

PERMIT SECOND DELINQUENT PROPERTY TAX PUBLICATION ONLINE (LIPPS S) To permit the second publication of a county delinquent property tax list to be made online instead of in a newspaper.

 

Current Status:   

9/28/2021 - Referred to Committee Senate Ways and Means

 

Position:   

Monitor

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-255

 

HB266

REVISE LAWS REGARDING SEXUAL ASSAULT (GALONSKI T, MIRANDA J) 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, to extend the period of limitations for a civil action by a victim of childhood sexual abuse other than rape, and to eliminate the spousal exception for the offense of rape.

 

Current Status:   

4/22/2021 - Referred to Committee House Criminal Justice

 

Position:   

Monitor

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-266

 

HB276

PROHIBIT PROSTITUTION PROCEEDS (POWELL J, SCHMIDT J) To prohibit a person from receiving proceeds of prostitution.

 

Current Status:   

6/24/2021 - BILL AMENDED, House Criminal Justice, (First Hearing)

 

Comments:   

  • Amend to remove references to receiving the proceeds "from a prostitute," remove reference to promiscuous from definition of prostitute, and include specific reference to 2905.32 - Amendment adopted 6/24/21

 

Position:   

Support

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-276

 

HB283

EXPAND DISTRACTED DRIVING LAWS (ABRAMS C, LAMPTON B) To expand the texting while driving prohibition to a general prohibition against using an electronic wireless communications device while driving, with certain exceptions, and to create data collection requirements based on associated violations of the distracted driving laws.

 

Current Status:   

9/23/2021 - BILL AMENDED, House Criminal Justice, (Third Hearing)

 

Comments:   

  • Amend to include tougher penalties for repeat violators and distracted driving as predicate offense for agg vehicular homicide and assault

 

Position:   

Amend

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-283

 

HB286

AGENCY ORDER APPEAL - LOCAL COURT OF COMMON PLEAS (SEITZ B) To change the venue in which appeal from an agency order is proper to the local court of common pleas.

 

Current Status:   

6/22/2021 - REPORTED OUT, House Civil Justice, (Fifth Hearing)

 

Comments:   

  • Amended 6/8/21 to require that prosecutions for offenses against public administration be brought in the county of residence unless the accused chooses to be prosecuted in the county where the conduct occurred

 

Position:   

Oppose

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-286

 

HB294

OHIO ELECTION SECURITY, MODERNIZATION ACT (SEITZ B, RAY S) To enact the Ohio Election Security and Modernization Act to create an automated voter registration and verification system, to modify the law governing absent voting, and to make other changes to the Election Law.

 

Current Status:   

6/17/2021 - House Government Oversight, (Second Hearing)

 

Position:   

Monitor

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-294

 

HB315

REGARDING BAIL (LELAND D, HILLYER B) To make changes regarding bail.

 

Current Status:   

6/10/2021 - House Criminal Justice, (Second Hearing)

 

Comments:   

  • Amend to provide funding for pretrial services, authorize judges to impose conditions of release in their own discretion, authorize the prosecutor to seek and the court to order pretrial detention for any felony consistent with the constitution, and provide more reasonable timelines for hearings
  • Major negative implications for public safety, victims, and witnesses

 

Position:   

Oppose

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-315

 

HB319

EXPANDING HUMAN TRAFFICKING JUSTICE ACT (GALONSKI T, RICHARDSON T) To allow a victim of human trafficking to expunge certain criminal records and to name this act the Expanding Human Trafficking Justice Act.

 

Current Status:   

5/25/2021 - Referred to Committee House Criminal Justice

 

Comments:   

  • Amend to provide additional clarity regarding who is a "victim of human trafficking"

 

Position:   

Amend

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-319

 

HB343

RIGHTS OF CRIME VICTIMS (WHITE A) To make changes relative to the rights of crime victims.

 

Current Status:   

6/10/2021 - Referred to Committee House Criminal Justice

 

Comments:   

  • Concerns regarding interlocutory appeal, possibility of reopening pleas, sentences, dismissals, diversions, etc., expansive definition of victim, 
  • Need funding to offset cuts to VOCA

 

Position:   

Amend

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-343

 

HB356

REDUCE ABUSE OF PRESCRIPTION OPIOIDS (LOYCHIK M, BIRD A) Regarding a proposal to reduce the abuse of prescription opioids, to establish addiction treatment facilities, to increase penalties for drug trafficking violations, to modify penalties for drug possession, to require an offender convicted of a drug possession or drug trafficking offense involving certain drugs to be subject to ten years of post-release control, to allow a criminal defendant who has a severe substance use disorder involving certain drugs to be confined by a state detoxification provider while awaiting trial, to create restitution work programs, and to make an appropriation.

 

Current Status:   

6/24/2021 - Referred to Committee House Criminal Justice

 

Position:   

Support

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-356

 

HB383

MODIFY PENALTIES FOR HAVING WEAPON UNDER DISABILITY (KOEHLER K) To modify the penalties for the offense of "having weapons while under disability."

 

Current Status:   

9/21/2021 - Referred to Committee House Government Oversight

 

Position:   

Support

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-383

 

HB390

REGARDING SEXUAL ASSAULT EXAM KITS (LANESE L, JOHN M) To require governmental evidence-retention entities to secure and test sexual assault examination kits in relation to an investigation or prosecution of trafficking in persons.

 

Current Status:   

9/21/2021 - Referred to Committee House Criminal Justice

 

Position:   

Support

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-390

 

HB406

OFFENSE OF VOYEURISM (SCHMIDT J) To make changes to the offense of voyeurism.

 

Current Status:   

9/21/2021 - Referred to Committee House Criminal Justice

 

Comments:   

  • Definitions of "place where a person has a reasonable expectation of privacy" and "private area" are not needed. Issue can be addressed by repeal of purpose requirement in divisions (B) and (C) of the statute.
  • Statute should also be amended to provide a higher penalty if victim is a minor.
  • See also SB 218

 

Position:   

Amend

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-406

 

HB408

SALE OF CATALYTIC CONVERTERS (YOUNG B) Regarding the sale of catalytic converters.

 

Current Status:   

9/21/2021 - Referred to Committee House Criminal Justice

 

Position:   

Support

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-408

 

HB418

REDUCE MENTAL STATE - UNDERAGE PERSON POSSESS ALCOHOL (BIRD A, STEWART B) To reduce the mental state, from knowingly to recklessly, that applies to the prohibition against allowing an underage person to possess or consume alcohol in a private or public place.

 

Current Status:   

10/12/2021 - House Criminal Justice, (First Hearing)

 

Position:   

Oppose

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-418

 

HB419

INCREASE PENALTY FOR FAILURE TO REPORT ADULT ABUSE (TROY D, SEITZ B) To make failure to make a mandatory report of adult abuse, neglect, or exploitation a fourth degree misdemeanor.

 

Current Status:   

9/21/2021 - Referred to Committee House Criminal Justice

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-419

 

 

 

Bill information courtesy of Hannah News Service, Inc.

 

 

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