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Recently Enacted Legislation of Interest to the Association


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.


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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.


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ENACT FY22-23 TRANSPORTATION BUDGET (OELSLAGER S) To make appropriations for programs related to transportation and public safety for the biennium beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2023, and to provide authorization and conditions for the operation of those programs.


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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.


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COMPETENCY EVALUATIONS-CRIMINAL CASES (GAVARONE T) To make changes to the requirements for competency evaluations and mental health treatment in criminal cases, to eliminate a provision authorizing the hospitalization, on an emergency basis, of a person found after a hearing to meet the criteria for involuntary substance abuse treatment, and to enter into the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT).


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EXEMPT EMS LINE OPERATORS-PUBLIC RECORDS (ROEGNER K) To include emergency service telecommunicators, protective services workers, certain Ohio National Guard members, and certain mental health care providers as individuals whose residential and familial information is exempt from disclosure under the Public Records Law.


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ANTI-HAZING (KUNZE S, GAVARONE T) To enact Collin's Law: The Ohio Anti-Hazing Act with regard to hazing policies at colleges and criminal prohibitions against hazing.


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