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Bills of interest to the Association pending in the 134th Ohio House of Representatives
Through June 7, 2022

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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:   

12/7/2021 - Senate Judiciary, (First 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

 

Priority:   

Tier 1 - High

 

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:   

2/28/2022 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; eff. 90 days

 

Position:   

Support

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

State Bill Page:   

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

 

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, certain provisions eff. 8/16/21

 

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

 

Priority:   

Tier 1 - High

 

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

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

State Bill Page:   

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

 

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:   

4/5/2022 - Senate Judiciary, (Second Hearing)

 

Comments:   

  • Increases penalties for special class of victim.

 

Position:   

Oppose

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

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

 

Priority:   

Tier 3 - Low

 

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:   

4/6/2022 - REPORTED OUT AS AMENDED, House Criminal Justice, (Fourth Hearing)

 

Comments:   

  • Amendment needed so that statute of limitations doesn't begin to run until the fraud is discovered. Amended 3/3/22. 

 

Position:   

Support

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

State Bill Page:   

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

 

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

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

State Bill Page:   

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

 

HB93

MODIFY 2022 PRIMARY ELECTION REQUIREMENTS (ABRAMS C, LARE J) To make changes to the Address Confidentiality Program administered by the Secretary of State, to make changes to county recorder fees, to modify certain requirements for the 2022 primary election, and to declare an emergency.

 

Current Status:   

1/28/2022 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; eff. Immediately

 

Position:   

Support

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

State Bill Page:   

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

 

HB99

ARMED PERSONS WITHIN SCHOOL SAFETY ZONE (HALL T) To expressly exempt persons authorized to go armed within a school safety zone from a peace officer basic training requirement, to impose training and other requirements on those persons, and to require that a board of education or school governing body that authorizes persons to go armed in a school provide public notice of that authorization.

 

Current Status:   

6/1/2022 - Consideration of Senate Amendments; House Does Concur, Vote 56-35

 

Position:   

Monitor

 

Priority:   

Tier 3 - Low

 

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:   

6/7/2022 - Senate Primary and Secondary Education, (Third Hearing)

 

Position:   

Monitor

 

Priority:   

Tier 3 - Low

 

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:   

4/5/2022 - Senate Judiciary, (First Hearing)

 

Position:   

Support

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

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

 

Priority:   

Tier 1 - High

 

State Bill Page:   

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

 

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:   

5/24/2022 - BILL AMENDED, Senate Judiciary, (Second Hearing)

 

Comments:   

  • 5/24/22 Amendment removed language that provided for higher penalty for computer trespass for elderly and disabled victims when the trespass resulted in a certain amount of financial loss. Amendment also lowered the penalties for other computer crimes created in the bill. 

 

Position:   

Monitor

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

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

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

State Bill Page:   

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

 

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

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

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:   

4/5/2022 - Senate Judiciary, (First Hearing)

 

Position:   

Monitor

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

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:   

3/29/2022 - Senate Judiciary, (Second Hearing)

 

Comments:   

Amended 2/15/22 with complete rewrite of appellate review statute to address State v. Gwynne. Amendment is poorly drafted and makes it more difficult to impose consecutive sentences beyond a certain length. Opposed to this amendment.

 

Position:   

Amend

 

Priority:   

Tier 1 - High

 

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:   

3/3/2022 - House Criminal Justice, (Fifth Hearing)

 

Comments:   

  • See also SB 103

 

Position:   

Oppose

 

Priority:   

Tier 1 - High

 

State Bill Page:   

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

 

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:   

6/1/2022 - PASSED BY SENATE; Vote 29-3

 

Position:   

Support

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

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. Must be amended to provide right of first refusal. 

 

Position:   

Amend

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

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:   

12/7/2021 - Senate Judiciary, (First Hearing)

 

Comments:   

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

 

Position:   

Amend

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

State Bill Page:   

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

 

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

 

Priority:   

Tier 1 - High

 

State Bill Page:   

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

 

HB254

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FATALITY REVIEW BOARDS (BOGGS K, ABRAMS C) To provide for the establishment of domestic violence fatality review boards.

 

Current Status:   

4/5/2022 - Senate Judiciary, (First Hearing)

 

Position:   

Monitor

 

Priority:   

Tier 3 - Low

 

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:   

5/31/2022 - Senate Ways and Means, (Second Hearing)

 

Position:   

Monitor

 

Priority:   

Tier 3 - Low

 

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

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

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:   

4/6/2022 - Referred to Committee Senate Judiciary

 

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

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

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:   

3/3/2022 - BILL AMENDED, House Criminal Justice, (Fourth Hearing)

 

Comments:   

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

 

Position:   

Amend

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

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 generally change the venue in which appeal from an agency order is proper to the local court of common pleas, to provide that a civil action to challenge a state administrative order issued in a state of emergency be brought in the Court of Claims, and to revise the law governing claim preclusion in zoning appeals.

 

Current Status:   

5/24/2022 - BILL AMENDED, Senate Judiciary, (Second 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. Amendment removed 3/29/22. 

 

Position:   

Monitor

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

State Bill Page:   

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

 

HB315

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

 

Current Status:   

5/25/2022 - BILL AMENDED, House Criminal Justice, (Fourth 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

 

Priority:   

Tier 1 - High

 

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:   

3/3/2022 - House Criminal Justice, (First Hearing)

 

Comments:   

  • Amend to (1) provide that the rules of evidence apply to hearings on these petitions, (2) require that the additional factors to consider apply to F3 offenses and offenses of violence in addition to F1 and F2 offenses, (3) require the court to have its probation department make inquiries concerning the applicant, and (4) provide that an application may not be made sooner than 180 days before the applicant has completed their sentence and received final discharge from the court or ODRC and shall not be granted before final discharge. 
  • See also SB 183.

 

Position:   

Amend

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

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:   

5/31/2022 - Senate Judiciary, (First Hearing)

 

Comments:   

  • Concerns regarding interlocutory appeal and possibility of reopening pleas, sentences, dismissals, diversions, etc. 
  • The legislation needs the following changes: (1) funding, (2) amend definition of victim, (3) victim window to file appeal, (4) strict appeal timeline, (5) discretion for court of appeals to stay trial court proceedings for violation of victim rights.
  • OPAA concerns about timelines for appeals and reopening of pleas, sentences, dismissals, diversions, addressed by amendment. Funding concerns remain. Clearer definition of victim still needed.  

 

Position:   

Amend

 

Priority:   

Tier 1 - High

 

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:   

4/6/2022 - House Criminal Justice, (Third Hearing)

 

Position:   

Support

 

Priority:   

Tier 3 - Low

 

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:   

5/26/2022 - SUBSTITUTE BILL ACCEPTED, House Government Oversight, (Third Hearing)

 

Position:   

Support

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

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:   

5/24/2022 - BILL AMENDED, Senate Judiciary, (Second Hearing)

 

Position:   

Support

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

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:   

5/19/2022 - House Criminal Justice, (Second Hearing)

 

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

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

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:   

4/6/2022 - House Criminal Justice, (Second Hearing)

 

Position:   

Support

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

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:   

3/3/2022 - House Criminal Justice, (Second Hearing)

 

Comments:   

  • Amend to provide lower penalty for reckless behavior and affirmative defense for taking steps to end the underage drinking

 

Position:   

Oppose

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

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:   

3/30/2022 - House Criminal Justice, (Second Hearing)

 

Comments:   

  • Amend to remove "exploitation"

 

Position:   

Amend

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

State Bill Page:   

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

 

HB427

PROHIBIT ADDICTION TO COMPEL PROSTITUTION (WHITE A, MANCHESTER S) To prohibit the use of a controlled substance or manipulation of controlled substance addiction as a method of human trafficking or to compel prostitution.

 

Current Status:   

5/25/2022 - PASSED BY SENATE; Vote 30-0

 

Position:   

Support

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-427

 

HB455

AVOID CHARGES FOR CARRYING WEAPON INTO CERTAIN PLACES (STOLTZFUS R) To provide an opportunity for a concealed handgun licensee or qualified military member to avoid charges for carrying a deadly weapon into a prohibited place if the person leaves upon request and to penalize failure to leave upon request or returning with a firearm.

 

Current Status:   

2/17/2022 - House Government Oversight, (Third Hearing)

 

Position:   

Monitor

 

Priority:   

Tier 3 - Low

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-455

 

HB456

DECRIMINALIZE FENTANYL TESTING STRIPS (BOGGS K) To decriminalize fentanyl drug testing strips.

 

Current Status:   

5/25/2022 - House Criminal Justice, (Second Hearing)

 

Position:   

Support

 

Priority:   

Tier 3 - Low

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-456

 

HB459

PROHIBIT SEX OFFENDERS FROM CERTAIN EMPLOYMENT (CUTRONA A, LARE J) To prohibit certain sex offenders and child-victim offenders from engaging in a specified employment or volunteer capacity involving direct work with, or supervision or disciplinary power over, minors.

 

Current Status:   

5/19/2022 - House Criminal Justice, (Second Hearing)

 

Position:   

Support

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-459

 

HB462

PROHIBITION ON SWATTING (MILLER K, CARFAGNA R) To prohibit swatting.

 

Current Status:   

5/19/2022 - House Criminal Justice, (Second Hearing)

 

Comments:   

  • Support concept but should be sentencing enhancement for inducing panic (R.C. 2917.31) or making false alarms (R.C. 2917.32) since these offenses already cover this activity.
  • See also SB 292.

 

Position:   

Amend

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-462

 

HB475

ASSAULT OFFENSES AGAINST HOSPITAL POLICE OFFICER (FRAIZER M, PLUMMER P) To increase penalties for certain assault offenses if the victim is a hospital police officer or special police officer, to provide a municipal corporation or county with immunity for certain actions of a hospital police officer, and to include gaming agents of the Casino Control Commission as peace officers under the general statutory definition of that term.

 

Current Status:   

6/2/2022 - House Criminal Justice, (First Hearing)

 

Position:   

Support

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-475

 

HB485

REQUIREMENTS FOR DRONE OPERATION (HOLMES A) To establish requirements and prohibitions governing the operation of unmanned aerial vehicles in Ohio.

 

Current Status:   

6/2/2022 - House Criminal Justice, (First Hearing)

 

Position:   

Support

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-485

 

HB486

REQUIREMENTS FOR DRONE SURVEILLANCE (HOLMES A) To establish requirements related to the use of an unmanned aerial vehicle for surveillance.

 

Current Status:   

6/2/2022 - House Criminal Justice, (First Hearing)

 

Position:   

Oppose

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-486

 

HB488

GUARDIANSHIP LAW (GRENDELL D, GALONSKI T) To make changes to the Guardianship Law and to authorize a court of common pleas or county court to employ an attorney under certain circumstances to provide legal services to the court.

 

Current Status:   

6/1/2022 - Informally Passed; Vote 60-27

 

Comments:   

  • Remove provision authorizing judges to hire outside counsel without approval of prosecutor or commissioners

 

Position:   

Amend

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-488

 

HB498

ADULT USE ACT (CALLENDER J, FERGUSON R) To enact the Ohio Adult Use Act and to levy a tax.

 

Current Status:   

12/7/2021 - Referred to Committee House Finance

 

Position:   

Oppose

 

Priority:   

Tier 1 - High

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-498

 

HB500

ELIMINATE MANDATORY BINDOVERS (STEWART B, LAMPTON B) 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:   

2/15/2022 - House Criminal Justice, (First Hearing)

 

Comments:   

  • Mandatory bindovers result from only the ten most serious offenses. Juvenile must be charged with a murder offense, have a serious prior record, or commit the offense with a gun. This is an issue of public safety and substantial justice for the victims of these crimes. 

 

Position:   

Oppose

 

Priority:   

Tier 1 - High

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-500

 

HB504

INCREASE PENALTY FOR DISTURBING RELIGIOUS GATHERING (CARFAGNA R, JOHNSON M) To increase the penalty for "disturbing a lawful meeting" when committed with the intent to disturb or disquiet an assemblage for religious worship or to prevent, disrupt, or interfere with a virtual meeting or gathering for religious worship.

 

Current Status:   

5/31/2022 - Senate Judiciary, (First Hearing)

 

Position:   

Support

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-504

 

HB511

PUBLIC RECORDS (HUMPHREY L, STEWART B) To require electronic recordings to be made of all parole board hearings, excluding certain personal identifying information, and to make those electronic recordings "public records" under the Public Records Law.

 

Current Status:   

6/2/2022 - House Criminal Justice, (First Hearing)

 

Position:   

Support

 

Priority:   

Tier 3 - Low

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-511

 

HB522

PUBLIC RECORDS ON PUBLIC SERVICE WORKERS (ABRAMS C, FRAIZER M) To modify the manner in which designated public service worker residential and familial information is protected from disclosure as a public record.

 

Current Status:   

1/25/2022 - Referred to Committee House Civil Justice

 

Comments:   

  • Inadvertently removes address confidentiality protections for prosecutors and judges. Creates other problems for county record keeping. 

 

Position:   

Amend

 

Priority:   

Tier 3 - Low

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-522

 

HB531

COUNTY PROSECUTOR LEGAL SERVICES (GHANBARI H) To allow a county prosecutor to provide legal services to a metropolitan planning organization, regional transportation planning organization, or regional council of governments.

 

Current Status:   

5/24/2022 - Senate Local Government and Elections, (First Hearing)

 

Position:   

Monitor

 

Priority:   

Tier 3 - Low

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-531

 

HB545

PRIVILEGED TESTIMONIAL COMMUNICATIONS (ABRAMS C, BALDRIDGE B) To generally allow for privileged testimonial communications between a peer support team member and an individual receiving peer support services or advice from the team member.

 

Current Status:   

5/25/2022 - Referred to Committee Senate Judiciary

 

Comments:   

  • Amend to provide that (1) the peer support team member must be dispatched or assigned for the sole purpose of providing peer support services and (2) the training regimen must be approved to ensure that certain core training is met. 

 

Position:   

Amend

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-545

 

HB580

MOTOR VEHICLE OFFENSES (MILLER K) To modify the penalty for the offense of "failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer" involving the offender's operation of a motor vehicle and expressly provide that a motor vehicle used in the offense is subject to possible seizure and forfeiture.

 

Current Status:   

5/19/2022 - House Criminal Justice, (First Hearing)

 

Position:   

Support

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-580

 

HB586

POSTCONVICTION RELIEF BASED ON DNA EVIDENCE (SCHMIDT J, UPCHURCH T) To authorize the filing of an initial or subsequent postconviction relief petition regarding a felony conviction that is based on DNA testing showing actual innocence, when the testing was done at the request or on behalf of the petitioner in the case in any circumstances, the state, or any government entity.

 

Current Status:   

5/19/2022 - House Criminal Justice, (First Hearing)

 

Comments:   

  • This legislation creates a process by which a person can file successive petitions for post-conviction relief based on unreliable DNA evidence. It circumvents safeguards that exist in current statute to ensure the reliability of DNA tested. 

 

Position:   

Oppose

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-586

 

HB607

PUBLIC SAFETY FACTOR IN SETTING BAIL (LARE J, SWEARINGEN D) To add public safety as a factor in setting bail.

 

Current Status:   

5/31/2022 - Re-Referred to Committee

 

Position:   

Support

 

Priority:   

Tier 1 - High

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-607

 

HB640

OVI HOMICIDE-CHILD MAINTENANCE (GRENDELL D, YOUNG T) To require a felony offender of an OVI-caused aggravated vehicular homicide to pay child maintenance when the victim is a parent, legal guardian, or custodian of a minor child.

 

Current Status:   

6/2/2022 - House Criminal Justice, (First Hearing)

 

Comments:   

  • Concern with introducing child support issues into criminal sentencing. Victims can already receive crime victim compensation and there are other civil avenues for a remedy. Judge in criminal case is not in a position to do this. 

 

Position:   

Oppose

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-640

 

HB672

TRACKING DEVICES (PATTON T, SYKES E) To generally prohibit a person from knowingly installing a tracking device or application on another person's property without the other person's consent.

 

Current Status:   

6/2/2022 - House Criminal Justice, (First Hearing)

 

Comments:   

  • Amend to (1) better define "tracking application" and "tracking device, (2) prohibit the use of the device "in or on" another person's property, (3) address revoked consent and clarify consent of parents in situations involving difference child custody arrangements. 

 

Position:   

Amend

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-672

 

HB674

INCREASE PENALTY - PROVIDING ALCOHOL TO MINORS (RAY S) To increase the penalty for illegally providing alcohol to a minor if the offense proximately causes the death of another.

 

Current Status:   

6/2/2022 - BILL AMENDED, House Criminal Justice, (First Hearing)

 

Comments:   

  • Already F3 involuntary manslaughter to proximately cause the death of another during the commission of a misdemeanor. Bill would reduce this to an F4 but make the prison sentence mandatory. Amend to provide mandatory sentence for involuntary manslaughter in these circumstances. 

 

Position:   

Amend

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-674

 

HB683

LOCAL GOV REPORTING REQUIREMENTS (STEPHENS J) To eliminate the requirement that county prosecutors annually report all case resolutions to the board of county commissioners and all fire-related case resolutions to the State Fire Marshal.

 

Current Status:   

5/24/2022 - Referred to Committee House State and Local Government

 

Position:   

Support

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-683

 

HB689

CHILD ABUSE LAWS (SEITZ B) To impose a civil penalty, rather than a criminal penalty, on a person who fails to register with the childhood sexual abuse civil registry, to eliminate the residence restriction on such
person, and to extend the limitation period for prosecuting a violation of the
law requiring certain persons to report child abuse or neglect under certain
circumstances.

 

Current Status:   

5/31/2022 - Referred to Committee House Criminal Justice

 

Comments:   

  • Amend to make it permissive rather than mandatory for the prosecutor to seek a civil remedy.

 

Position:   

Amend

 

Priority:   

Tier 3 - Low

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-689

 

HB692

LOCAL GOVERNMENT LEGAL COUNSEL (WIGGAM S) To permit the court of common pleas to authorize the board of county commissioners to employ legal counsel to assist the prosecuting attorney in defending an action brought by a vexatious litigator against a county board, officer, or employee or another person under certain circumstances.

 

Current Status:   

5/31/2022 - Introduced

 

Position:   

Support

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-692

 

HJR2

CONDITIONS OF BAIL (LARE J, SWEARINGEN D) Proposing to amend Section 9 of Article I of the Constitution of the State of Ohio to eliminate the requirement that the amount and conditions of bail be established pursuant to Section 5(b) of Article IV of the Constitution of the State of Ohio, and instead allow the courts to use factors such as public safety, including the seriousness of the offense, and a person's criminal record, the likelihood a person will return to court, and any other factor the General Assembly may prescribe.

 

Current Status:   

6/1/2022 - ADOPTED BY SENATE; Vote 25-7

 

Position:   

Support

 

Priority:   

Tier 1 - High

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HJR-2

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