Ohio Report for Friday, January 23, 2015

Judiciary Committee Likely To Tackle Death Penalty Recommendations, Other Issues, Chairman Says

Rep. Butler foresees a busy session for the House Judiciary Committee

Recommendations from a death penalty task force, a drug dealer crackdown and OVI laws top the House Judiciary Committee chairman's list of expected focus areas in the 131st General Assembly.

In resuming his chairmanship role for the new legislative session, Rep. Jim Butler (R-Oakwood) said he plans to continue to panel's work on various issues, as well as focus on new policies.


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