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HB24

HUMANE SOCIETY LAW (HAMBLEY S) To make changes to humane society law, to make humane society agents subject to bribery law, and to establish procedures for the seizure and impoundment of certain animals and livestock.

 

Current Status:   

5/14/2019 - House Agriculture and Rural Development, (Fourth Hearing)

 

Comments:   

Support bill in its current form. Still concerned with humane society private prosecution authority and humane society agent arrest authority without the same training requirements as a peace officer.

 

Position:   

Support

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-HB-24

 

HB27

PUBLIC MOTOR VEHICLE LIABILITY (INGRAM C) To modify political subdivision liability for an employee's negligent operation of a motor vehicle.

 

Current Status:   

3/19/2019 - House Civil Justice, (Third Hearing)

 

Position:   

Monitor

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-HB-27

 

HB37

VICIOUS DOGS LAW (ANTANI N, HOLMES G) To revise the laws governing nuisance, dangerous, and vicious dogs.

 

Current Status:   

3/7/2019 - REFERRED TO SUBCOMMITTEE, House Criminal Justice, (First Hearing)

 

Comments:   

If dog wardens are to be given arrest authority, they should be required to have the same training as peace officers. Remove provision in bill that imposes a fine on someone who does not respond to receipt of notice that they were not in violation of the vicious dog law.

 

Position:   

Amend

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-HB-37

 

HB46

STATE GOVT EXPENDITURE DATABASE (GREENSPAN D) To require the Treasurer of State to establish the Ohio State Government Expenditure Database.

 

Current Status:   

5/1/2019 - BILL AMENDED, House State and Local Government, (Fourth Hearing)

 

Position:   

Monitor

 

Priority:   

Tier 3 - Low

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-HB-46

 

HB61

HEALTH PROVIDER RESIDENTIAL INFO (LANESE L, LISTON B) To include forensic mental health providers, mental health evaluation providers, and regional psychiatric hospital employees as individuals whose residential and familial information is exempt from disclosure under the Public Records Law.

 

Current Status:   

5/8/2019 - Senate Judiciary, (First Hearing)

 

Position:   

Monitor

 

Priority:   

Tier 3 - Low

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-HB-61

 

HB66

THEFT VICTIM RESTITUTION (MERRIN D) To enact the "Theft Victims' Restitution Act" to allow restitution for the cost of accounting or auditing done to determine the extent of a victim's economic loss.

 

Current Status:   

5/1/2019 - Referred to Committee Senate Government Oversight and Reform

 

Position:   

Monitor

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-HB-66

 

HB69

CHILD ABUSE REGISTRY (PERALES R) To require the Attorney General to establish a publicly accessible child abuse registry and to name the act Jacob's Law.

 

Current Status:   

2/19/2019 - BILL WITHDRAWN

 

Comments:   

Amend to remove nonsupport as a registerable offense.

 

Position:   

Amend

 

Priority:   

Tier 3 - Low

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-HB-69

 

HB83

SCHOOL BUS PHOTO EVIDENCE (BROWN R, SCHAFFER T) To allow images captured by a camera installed on a school bus to be used as corroborating evidence for the offense of failing to stop for a school bus.

 

Current Status:   

3/5/2019 - Referred to Committee House Criminal Justice

 

Position:   

Monitor

 

Priority:   

Tier 3 - Low

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-HB-83

 

HB85

CAPITAL CASE COSTS (WILKIN S, ROGERS J) To allow the Controlling Board to transfer money to the Attorney General and State Public Defender to defray county costs associated with certain capital cases and to declare an emergency.

 

Current Status:   

4/24/2019 - Senate Finance, (First Hearing)

 

Position:   

Support

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-HB-85

 

HB86

DANGEROUS ORDNANCE CORRECTION (PLUMMER P) To correct a drafting error in the definition of "dangerous ordnance" that resulted from Am. Sub. H.B. 228 of the 132nd General Assembly and to declare an emergency.

 

Current Status:   

3/11/2019 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; eff. immediately

 

Position:   

Monitor

 

Priority:   

Tier 3 - Low

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-HB-86

 

HB87

OVI CHARGE SEALING (ANTANI N) To allow for the sealing of charges dismissed through intervention in lieu of conviction when those charges are connected to a conviction for operating a vehicle under the influence.

 

Current Status:   

3/28/2019 - House Criminal Justice, (Third Hearing)

 

Comments:   

Support. Other stakeholders have concerns with implementation. No way to seal the drug related offense and not the OVI when they are all on the same document.

 

Position:   

Support

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-HB-87

 

HB89

FAILURE TO STOP-SCHOOL BUS (ANTANI N) To enhance the penalties for failing to properly stop for a school bus, to establish requirements related to informing the public about that prohibition, and to make an appropriation.

 

Current Status:   

3/5/2019 - Referred to Committee House Criminal Justice

 

Position:   

Monitor

 

Priority:   

Tier 3 - Low

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-HB-89

 

HB105

SCHOOL BUS STOP (BROWN R, SCHERER G) To enhance the penalty for failing to stop for a school bus that is picking up or dropping off school children when the offender has a prior violation within a five-year period.

 

Current Status:   

3/5/2019 - Referred to Committee House Criminal Justice

 

Position:   

Monitor

 

Priority:   

Tier 3 - Low

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-HB-105

 

HB119

LOCAL CONTROL-TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS (STOLTZFUS R) To grant municipal and county courts original and exclusive jurisdiction over any civil action concerning a traffic law violation, to modify certain requirements governing the use of traffic law photo-monitoring devices by a local authority, and to make corrective changes to the distracted driving and texting-while-driving law.

 

Current Status:   

5/9/2019 - House Criminal Justice, (Second Hearing)

 

Position:   

Monitor

 

Priority:   

Tier 3 - Low

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-HB-119

 

HB124

RESIDENTIAL SMALL LIVESTOCK (BRINKMAN T) To allow an owner of residential property to keep small livestock on the property and to prohibit zoning authorities from regulating certain noncommercial agricultural activities on residential property.

 

Current Status:   

3/12/2019 - Referred to Committee House Agriculture and Rural Development

 

Position:   

Monitor

 

Priority:   

Tier 3 - Low

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-HB-124

 

HB128

SOLICITING PENALTY (KOEHLER K, MILLER A) To modify the penalties for certain soliciting offenses and to specify that an imposed fine may be deposited into the Victims of Human Trafficking Fund.

 

Current Status:   

4/11/2019 - House Criminal Justice, (First Hearing)

 

Comments:   

Remove requirement that offender offer payment, or offer payment in the vicinity of a school or place of worship. Amend fines to allow for standard F4/F5 fine amount.

 

Position:   

Amend

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-HB-128

 

HB136

PROHIBIT DEATH PENALTY IF MENTALLY ILL AT TIME OF OFFENSE (HILLYER B) Prohibit death penalty if mentally ill at time of offense

 

Current Status:   

5/2/2019 - House Criminal Justice, (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 Senate Bill 54.

 

Position:   

Oppose

 

Priority:   

Tier 1 - High

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-HB-136

 

HB139

TRAFFIC CAMERAS-EMERGENCY SERVICES (PATTON T) To prohibit a municipal corporation or township that does not operate either a fire department or an emergency medical services organization from utilizing traffic law photo-monitoring devices.

 

Current Status:   

3/26/2019 - Referred to Committee House State and Local Government

 

Position:   

Monitor

 

Priority:   

Tier 3 - Low

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-HB-139

 

HB140

TRAFFIC CAMERAS-LOW POPULATION (PATTON T) To prohibit a local authority with a population of 200 or fewer from utilizing traffic law photo-monitoring devices.

 

Current Status:   

3/26/2019 - Referred to Committee House State and Local Government

 

Position:   

Monitor

 

Priority:   

Tier 3 - Low

 

State Bill Page:   

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

 

HB141

TRAFFIC CAMERAS-TICKET/POPULATION CAP (PATTON T) To prohibit a local authority, in any year, from issuing a total number of traffic tickets based on the use of traffic law photo-monitoring devices that exceeds two times the population of the local authority.

 

Current Status:   

3/26/2019 - Referred to Committee House State and Local Government

 

Position:   

Monitor

 

Priority:   

Tier 3 - Low

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-HB-141

 

HB142

TRAFFIC CAMERAS-REVENUE CAP (PATTON T) To prohibit a local authority from deriving more than 30 per cent of the total annual revenue of the local authority from the issuance of tickets for traffic law violations based on evidence recorded by traffic law photo-monitoring devices.

 

Current Status:   

3/26/2019 - Referred to Committee House State and Local Government

 

Position:   

Monitor

 

Priority:   

Tier 3 - Low

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-HB-142

 

HB145

ANIMAL ABUSE REGISTRY (BRINKMAN T) To require the Attorney General to establish an animal abuser registry.

 

Current Status:   

4/9/2019 - House Agriculture and Rural Development, (First Hearing)

 

Position:   

Monitor

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-HB-145

 

HB146

ANIMAL ABUSE-COMPANION ANIMALS (BRINKMAN T) To prohibit an animal abuse offender from owning, possessing, having custody of, or residing with a companion animal for a specified time period.

 

Current Status:   

4/9/2019 - House Agriculture and Rural Development, (First Hearing)

 

Position:   

Monitor

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

State Bill Page:   

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

 

HB153

VACANT OFFICE-FAILURE TO PERFORM (BECKER J) To modify the law regarding declaring a county office vacant for failure to perform duties, including failure to appear at the officer's principle office location, and to designate this act the "Working Officials Requirements Key Act" or "WORK Act."

 

Current Status:   

3/26/2019 - Referred to Committee House State and Local Government

 

Position:   

Monitor

 

Priority:   

Tier 3 - Low

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-HB-153

 

HB156

CIVIL IMMUNITY-HANDGUN CRIMES (SCHAFFER T) To grant civil immunity to nonprofit corporations and persons associated with them for certain injuries, deaths, or losses resulting from the carrying of handguns.

 

Current Status:   

4/9/2019 - House Civil Justice, (Second Hearing)

 

Position:   

Monitor

 

Priority:   

Tier 3 - Low

 

State Bill Page:   

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

 

HB158

FILING FEE-LIMITED DRIVING PRIVILEGES (BLESSING III L) To waive the fee for filing a petition for limited driving privileges for an individual who qualifies as indigent and whose license is suspended as a result of failure to maintain proof of financial responsibility, and to authorize a court to grant such limited driving privileges on a first offense.

 

Current Status:   

4/9/2019 - House Transportation and Public Safety, (First Hearing)

 

Position:   

Monitor

 

Priority:   

Tier 3 - Low

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-HB-158

 

HB159

INDEMNITY PROVISIONS-PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTS (BLESSING III L) To regulate the use of indemnity provisions in professional design contracts related to public improvements.

 

Current Status:   

4/30/2019 - House Civil Justice, (Second Hearing)

 

Position:   

Oppose

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-HB-159

 

HB161

ABUSE OF CORPSE (SMITH R) To increase the penalty for abuse of a corpse under certain circumstances.

 

Current Status:   

5/9/2019 - House Criminal Justice, (Fourth Hearing)

 

Comments:   

F1 too high. Remove provisions related to abuse of a corpse as part of a ritual, ceremony, or rite.

 

Position:   

Support

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-HB-161

 

HB164

STUDENT RELIGIOUS RIGHTS (GINTER T) Regarding student religious expression and to entitle the act the "Ohio Student Religious Liberties Act of 2019."

 

Current Status:   

4/30/2019 - House Primary and Secondary Education, (Second Hearing)

 

Position:   

Monitor

 

Priority:   

Tier 3 - Low

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-HB-164

 

HB166

OPERATING BUDGET (OELSLAGER S) To make operating appropriations for the biennium beginning July 1, 2019, and ending June 30, 2021, and to provide authorization and conditions for the operation of state programs.

 

Current Status:   

5/16/2019 - Senate Higher Education , (Eighth Hearing)

 

Comments:   

Remove provision authorizing Director of ODRC, rather than the Governor, to grant medical release to terminally ill or medically incapacitated prisoners. Remove provisions shifting responsibility for probation services from APA to counties in counties that rely on APA for those services. Amend to include OPAA appointment to Indigent Defense Task Force.

 

Position:   

Amend

 

Priority:   

Tier 1 - High

 

State Bill Page:   

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

 

HB169

IMMIGRATION LAW ENFORCEMENT (KELLER C, ANTANI N) To require state and local authorities to cooperate with the federal government in the enforcement of immigration laws, to sanction those that fail to do so, and to declare an emergency.

 

Current Status:   

4/2/2019 - Referred to Committee House Criminal Justice

 

Position:   

Monitor

 

Priority:   

Tier 3 - Low

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-HB-169

 

HB174

CONCEALED WEAPONS REFORM (HOOD R, BRINKMAN T) To modify the Weapons Law by renaming a concealed handgun license as a concealed weapons license, allowing a concealed weapons licensee to carry concealed all deadly weapons not otherwise prohibited by law, repealing a notice requirement applicable to licensees stopped for a law enforcement purpose, authorizing expungement of convictions of a violation of that requirement, allowing a person age 21 or older and not prohibited by federal law from firearm possession to carry a concealed deadly weapon without needing a license subject to the same carrying laws as a licensee, and correcting the definition of dangerous ordnance mistakenly resulting from Am. Sub. H.B. 228 of the 132nd General Assembly.

 

Current Status:   

3/27/2019 - Introduced

 

Position:   

Oppose

 

Priority:   

Tier 1 - High

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-HB-174

 

HB178

CONCEALED WEAPONS REFORM (HOOD R, BRINKMAN T) To modify the Weapons Law by renaming a concealed handgun license as a concealed weapons license, allowing a concealed weapons licensee to carry concealed all deadly weapons not otherwise prohibited by law, repealing a notice requirement applicable to licensees stopped for a law enforcement purpose, authorizing expungement of convictions of a violation of that requirement, and allowing a person age 21 or older and not prohibited by federal law from firearm possession to carry a concealed deadly weapon without needing a license subject to the same carrying laws as a licensee.

 

Current Status:   

5/8/2019 - BILL AMENDED, House Federalism, (Third Hearing)

 

Comments:   

Oppose as written. Maintain requirement to notify law enforcement regarding possession of a weapon. Amend to provide that a person is prohibited from carrying a weapon if they are under a weapons disability as provided in either federal or state law. Remove provision prohibiting search, seizure, or detention based on the presence of a weapon. Amend to clarify that a person shall not be deemed to have been issued a concealed carry license during the commission of any misdemeanor or felony offense.

 

Position:   

Oppose

 

Priority:   

Tier 1 - High

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-HB-178

 

HB180

CHILDREN-SEXUAL ACT SIMULATION (SCHAFFER T) To prohibit a performance in which a child simulates sexual activity and, if the offender is a D liquor permit holder, to require the court to order the revocation of the permit.

 

Current Status:   

4/4/2019 - Referred to Committee House Commerce and Labor

 

Position:   

Monitor

 

Priority:   

Tier 3 - Low

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-HB-180

 

HB194

SPORTS GAMBLING (GREENSPAN D, KELLY B) To create a Sports Gaming Advisory Board, to legalize and regulate sports gaming in this state, and to levy a tax on businesses that provide sports gaming.

 

Current Status:   

4/10/2019 - Referred to Committee House Finance

 

Position:   

Monitor

 

Priority:   

Tier 3 - Low

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-HB-194

 

HB205

LEGAL IMMUNITY-OVERDOSE (GALONSKI T) To expand immunity from prosecution for certain drug offenses when a person obtains medical assistance for a drug overdose.

 

Current Status:   

4/30/2019 - Referred to Committee House Criminal Justice

 

Comments:   

Current "good Samaritan" statute should be fixed before the law is expanded. There is no way to track whether a person follows through with addiction assessment and nothing to connect the person to treatment. Most often results in immediate return to drug use.

 

Position:   

Oppose

 

Priority:   

Tier 2 - Medium

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-HB-205

 

HB208

ASSAULT-SPORTS OFFICIALS (ROEMER B, MILLER J) 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:   

4/30/2019 - Referred to Committee House Criminal Justice

 

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-HB-208

 

HB215

REAGAN TOKES-REENTRY (BOGGS K, CARFAGNA R) 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:   

4/30/2019 - Referred to Committee House Criminal Justice

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-HB-215

 

HB218

PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS (PATTON T) To authorize certain public entities to enter into public-private initiatives with a private party through a public-private agreement regarding public facilities.

 

Current Status:   

4/30/2019 - Referred to Committee House State and Local Government

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-HB-218

 

HB232

IMPORTUNING OFFENSE (SCHAFFER T, SMITH K) To amend the penalties for the offense of importuning.

 

Current Status:   

5/2/2019 - Introduced

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-HB-232

 

HB236

HOSPITAL POLICE (SMITH J, PLUMMER P) To add hospital police officers to the definition of peace officer.

 

Current Status:   

5/6/2019 - Introduced

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-HB-236

 

HB240

FIREARM STORAGE (KELLY B, MIRANDA J) To prohibit negligent storage of a firearm and to provide criminal penalties if a minor gains access to an improperly stored firearm.

 

Current Status:   

5/9/2019 - Introduced

 

State Bill Page:   

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-HB-240

 

HCR10

DRUG CARTELS (WIGGAM S, PLUMMER P) To urge the federal government to designate certain drug cartels operating from Mexico as foreign terrorist organizations.

 

Current Status:   

5/8/2019 - Referred to Committee House Criminal Justice

 

State Bill Page:   

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

 

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