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Bills of interest to the Association pending in the 132nd Ohio House of Representatives
Through May 2,, 2017

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To authorize the issuance of dating violence protection orders with respect to conduct directed at a petitioner alleging dating violence, to provide access to domestic violence shelters for victims of dating violence, and to require the Attorney General's victim's bill of rights pamphlet to include a notice that a petitioner alleging dating violence has the right to petition for a civil protection order.
OPAA: No Position 2/23/17
Passed House 2/28/17

HB4 COCAINE OFFENSES (Cupp, R., Rogers, J.)
To provide that in determining the amount of cocaine for trafficking and possession offenses, it also includes a compound, mixture, preparation, or substance containing cocaine, and to declare an emergency.
OPAA: Support 2/23/17

To prohibit a person who publishes or disseminates criminal record information from soliciting or accepting a fee to remove, correct, modify, or refrain from publishing or otherwise disseminating the information and to provide criminal and civil remedies for a violation of the prohibition.

HB8 RECORDS EXEMPTION (Hambley, S., Rezabek, J.)
To exempt from the Public Records Law certain information concerning a minor that is included in a record related to a traffic accident involving a school vehicle in which the minor was an occupant at the time of the accident.

To specify that the alternative protocol for proceeding into an intersection with malfunctioning traffic lights due to a failure of a vehicle detector applies only to bicycles.

HB13 JURY SERVICE (Gonzales, A.)
To permit a prospective juror who is a mother who is breast-feeding her baby to be excused from jury service.

HB19 DRUG PRODUCTION (Blessing, L., Landis, A.)
To include recklessly causing, by means of fire or explosion, physical harm to the offender's or another person's motor vehicle, house, building, or other structure, or to any other property of another person, while manufacturing or attempting to manufacture a controlled substance, as a violation of the offense of arson.
OPAA: Support

HB20 COMPENSATORY DAMAGES (Gonzales, A., Boggs, K.)
To remove the cap on the amount of compensatory damages that represents damages for noneconomic loss that is recoverable in a tort action when the tort action is brought by a victim of rape, felonious assault, aggravated assault, assault, or negligent assault.

To make appropriations for programs related to transportation and public safety for the biennium beginning July 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2019, and to provide authorization and conditions for the operation of those programs.

HB29 WATER RESERVOIRS (Leland, D., Boggs, K.)
To eliminate law authorizing the maintenance of buffers around municipal water reservoirs by contiguous property owners.

HB30 PRISON TERMS (Koehler, K.)
To require an additional prison term of 3 to 8 years for an offender who is convicted of or pleads guilty to a felony offense of violence if the offender is convicted of or pleads guilty to a specification that the victim suffered permanent disabling harm and that the victim was under 6 years of age at the time of the offense.
OPAA: Support 2/23/17 (prefer SB20 with no age requirement)

To specify that the criminal penalty related to casino operators and employees participating in casino gaming applies at their casino facility or an affiliated casino facility.
OPAA: No position SB256 131st

To prohibit any person from storing or leaving a firearm in the person's residence unless the firearm is secured in safe storage or rendered inoperable if the person knows or reasonably should know that a minor is able to gain access to the firearm and to provide criminal penalties if a minor gains unauthorized access to a firearm not so stored or rendered inoperable.

HB34 PUBLIC NOTICES (Hambley, S., Ryan, S.)
To authorize certain state agencies, local governments, and other boards, commissions, and officers to deliver certain notices by ordinary mail and electronically instead of by certified mail.

To provide that purposely causing the death of a first responder or military member is aggravated murder and to require an offender to serve the prison term imposed for felonious assault on a peace officer, investigator, first responder, or military member consecutively to the prison term imposed for any related offense.
OPAA: Support 4/19/17

HB42 UNSAFE TIRES (Sprague, R., DeVitis, T.)
To prohibit the installation of unsafe used tires on certain motor vehicles.
OPAA: No Position HB574 131st

HB49 Budget Bill
OPAA: Oppose high school credit and release of F5 detainees to county/private jails, along with shifting costs to locals. Should not be in budget bill. Too complex to rush through on the coattails of the budget bill. 3/23/17

HB56 HUMAN TRAFFICKING (Dever, J., Gavarone, T.)
To permit a person who is found not guilty or is the defendant in a dismissed case to apply for an expungement of the person's records in the case if the complaint, indictment, or finding of not guilty resulted from the applicant having been a victim of human trafficking, to permit a person convicted of certain prostitution-related offenses to apply for the expungement of any record of conviction of an offense, with certain exceptions, if the person's participation in the offense was a result of having been a victim of human trafficking, and to authorize intervention in lieu of conviction for persons charged with committing an offense while a victim of compelling prostitution. Am. 2951.041 and 2953.38 and to enact section 2953.521
OPAA: Support 3/23/17

HB63 PRISON TERMS (Hughes, J.)
To require an additional prison term for felonious assault of 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, or 20 years if the offender also is convicted of a specification that charges that the harm caused by the violation resulted in a permanent, serious disfigurement or substantial incapacity or that the offender used an accelerant in committing the violation and to name the act's provisions "Judy's Law."
OPAA: Support concept, prefer no age limit and no accelerant stipulation. 2/23/17

HB64 RECORD EXPUNGEMENT (Schuring, K., Reece, A.) To provide for the expungement of official records related to the apprehension, arrest, criminal charging, or trial of a person based on mistaken identity. Am. 2953.51, 2953.52, 2953.53, 2953.54, 2953.55, and 2953.61.
OPAA: Oppose as written. Limit to sealing of court or charging records. 3/23/17

HB68 VOYEURISM (Anielski, M.) To include an impaired person as a potential victim of voyeurism, to include conduct involving an impaired person within the offenses of pandering obscenity involving a minor, pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor, and illegal use of a minor in a nudity-oriented material or performance, and to prohibit an owner, operator, administrator, or employee of a care facility from creating, sharing, reproducing, or publishing any image of a care facility resident without a proper purpose and without prior written consent from the resident. Am. 2903.33, 2903.34, 2907.08, 2907.321, 2907.322, 2907.323, and 2929.13.

To specify that failure to display a license plate on the front of a motor vehicle that is required to display a front license plate is a secondary traffic offense and to establish a maximum fine of $100 for such an offense. Am. 4503.21 and 4511.043

To revise the laws governing the provision of adult protective services.
OPAA: Support 3/23/17

HB79 FIREARMS TRAINING (Retherford, W., Hagan, C.)
To provide for firearms training for tactical medical professionals; to permit such a professional who has received that training and has been authorized by the law enforcement agency to carry firearms while on duty; and to grant such a professional the same right to carry a concealed handgun in this state as a concealed handgun licensee. Am. 109.71, 109.73, 109.75, 109.79, 109.801, and 2923.126 and to enact sections 109.748 and 109.771
OPAA: Support 3/23/17

HB81 DEATH PENALTY (Seitz, B., Antonio, N.)
To provide that a person convicted of aggravated murder who shows that the person had a serious mental illness at the time of committing the offense cannot be sentenced to death for the offense and to provide a mechanism for resentencing to a life sentence a person previously sentenced to death who proves that the person had a serious mental illness at the time of committing the offense. Am. 2929.02, 2929.022, 2929.024, 2929.03, 2929.04, 2929.06, 2953.21, and 2953.23 and to enact section 2929.025

To require an offender who knowingly commits the offense of public indecency under certain circumstances involving exposure of private parts likely to be viewed by minors and for the purpose of sexual arousal or gratification to register as a Tier I sex offender/child-victim offender. Am. 2907.09 and 2950.01

HB95 DISTRACTED DRIVING (Hughes, J., Seitz, B.)
To establish an enhanced penalty for committing a moving violation while distracted if the distraction is the apparent cause of the violation and to reenact provisions of law that specified that certain electronic wireless communications device violations were allied offenses of similar import. Am. 4511.03 et.al.
OPAA: Support 3/23/17

HB96 SEX OFFENSES (Hughes, J.)
To increase the penalty for sexual imposition when the offender previously has been convicted or pleaded guilty three or more times of any of several specified sex offenses and to repeal the corroboration requirement for a sexual imposition conviction. Am. 2907.06, 2929.24, and 2929.41
OPAA: Support 3/23/17

HB97 SEX OFFENSES (Johnson, G., 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, importuning, and public indecency and to permit a person to testify against the person's spouse in a prosecution for any of those offenses. Am. 2907.02, 2907.03, 2907.04, 2907.05, 2907.06, 2907.07, 2907.09, and 2945.42
OPAA: Oppose. Too broad, needs considered on a statute by statute basis. 3/23/17

HB109 PRISON TERMS (Patmon, B.)
To create specifications that impose an additional prison term on a felony offender who commits the offense against a disabled person or elderly person and a period of Department of Youth Services commitment on a delinquent child for felony act committed against a disabled or elderly person, for felony offenses that do not delineate enhanced penalties when a disabled or elderly person is the victim of the violation. Am. 2152.17, 2929.13, and 2929.14 and to enact sections 2941.1425 and 2941.1426
OPAA: Support 3/23/17

HB117 OPIOID THERAPY (Huffman, S., Brenner, A.)
To establish a statewide pilot program for the provision of long-acting opioid antagonist therapy for offenders convicted of an opioid-related offense who will be released from confinement on supervised release, and to specify that the therapy is to be provided during both their confinement and their supervised release. Am. 2929.16 and 2929.26 and to enact sections 341.43, 753.34, and 5145.33
OPAA: Oppose 4/19/17

HB125 COURT JURISDICTIONS (Craig, H., Seitz, B.)
To specify the jurisdiction of municipal and county courts over municipal traffic ordinances and to establish requirements governing fines, fees, or other charges for traffic violations and infractions imposed by a municipal corporation that does not have the authority to establish a mayor's court. Am. 1901.20 and 1907.02 and to enact section 4511.072
OPAA: Tabled for further study 4/19/17

To make municipal and county peace officers mandatory reporters of child abuse or neglect. Am. 2151.421
OPAA: Tabled for fact gathering 4/19/17

HB141 INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER (Dever, J., Wiggam, S.) To provide that causing or contributing to the death of another person as a result of the offender's sale, distribution, dispensation, or administration of a controlled substance or controlled substance analog is a violation of the offense of involuntary manslaughter and to make this offense a strict liability offense. Am. 2903.04, 2903.06, 2919.22, 2929.142, 4510.17, 4510.31, and 4511.181

HB146 DEATH CERTIFICATES (Householder, L.) To allow a coroner to change the cause, manner, and mode of death in a filed death certificate only after a hearing in the court of common pleas. Am. 313.19 and 3705.22
OPAA: Oppose 4/19/17.

HB147 HUMANE SOCIETIES (Hambley, S.) To make changes to humane society law and to make humane society agents subject to bribery law. Am. 109.73, 935.19, 935.20, 959.131, 1717.01, 1717.02, 1717.03, 1717.04, 1717.06, 1717.07, 1717.09, 1717.10, 2151.421, 2921.02, and 2931.18, to enact sections 1717.061, 1717.062, 1717.16, and 1717.17, and to repeal section 1717.14

HB149 ABORTION (Patmon, B., Conditt, M.) To expand the crime of abortion trafficking and to increase the penalty. Am. 2108.18 and 2919.14.
OPAA: Support 4/19/17

HB151 FIREARMS DEALERS (Patmon, B.) To prohibit a transfer of a firearm from a person who is not a federally licensed firearms dealer to a person who is not a federally licensed firearms dealer unless it is done through a federally licensed firearms dealer, through a state or local law enforcement agency, or pursuant to a specified exception; to require that background checks be conducted when a firearm is transferred through a federally licensed firearms dealer or a state or local law enforcement agency; and to provide for record keeping with respect to information obtained pursuant to such a background check. En. 2923.26.

HB152 HUNTING LICENSES (Patmon, B.) To require an applicant for a hunting license to specify whether the applicant has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to a felony and to require the license to specify "firearm restricted" if an applicant has so indicated. Am. 1533.13.

HB153 IMITATION FIREARMS (Patmon, B.) To generally ban the manufacture, sale, alteration, and public display of imitation firearms and the disguising of a firearm to make it resemble an imitation firearm En. 2923.51, 2923.52, 2923.53, 2923.54, and 2923.55.


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