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School Curriculum
Swearingen, D. Carruthers, S.
To enact the "Parents' Bill of Rights" to require public schools to adopt a policy on parental notification on student health and well-being and instructional materials with sexually explicit content.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Education (6/26/2024; CONTINUED-SUBSTITUTE)
Parental Rights
Creech, R. John, M.
Regarding the allocation of parental rights and responsibilities to grant equal time and responsibility for a child.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Families & Aging (5/14/2024; CONTINUED (See separate story))
Feminine Hygiene Products
Humphrey, L.
To require municipal and county correctional facilities and state correctional institutions to provide inmates experiencing a menstrual cycle with an adequate supply of feminine hygiene products.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate General Government (6/25/2024; CONTINUED)
HB 33
Enacted
Operating Budget
Edwards, J.
To make operating appropriations for the biennium beginning July 1, 2023, and ending June 30, 2025, to levy taxes, and to provide authorization and conditions for the operation of state programs.
Text & Analysis
Veto Overridden
in Senate (1/24/2024; Line item #24, Flavored tobacco pre-emption. Vote: 24-8)
HB 35
Enacted
Sexual Abuse
Seitz, B. Miranda, J.
To enact the Scout's Honor Law to eliminate the limitations period for a civil action based on a claim of childhood sexual abuse only for purposes of filing claims against a bankruptcy estate of an organization chartered under federal law; to provide with respect to sex offenders and child-victim offenders who committed their offense prior to January 1, 2008, mechanisms for reclassifying or classifying the offenders in specified circumstances under the SORN Law in effect prior to that date; to subsequently amend section 2305.111 of the Revised Code five years after the effective date of that section to remove the described elimination of the limitations period; and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Signed by the Governor
(10/12/2023; Earlier Delivered to the Governor.)
Second Amendment
Loychik, M. Schmidt, J.
To enact the Second Amendment Preservation Act to add additional protections to the right to bear arms, to remove federal firearms law references from the state firearms control law, and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Calendar for Coming Session
in House Rules & Reference (12/5/2023; REPORTED-AMENDED)
Criminal Penalties
Seitz, B. Williams, J.
To provide that if a penalty for an offense has been imposed on an offender and if the penalty for that offense is subsequently reduced by a change to the Revised Code or Constitution, the penalty previously imposed on the offender may be reduced.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Criminal Justice (6/11/2024; CONTINUED)
Tracking Devices
Patton, T.
To generally prohibit a person from knowingly installing a tracking device or application on another person's property without the other person's consent.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Criminal Justice (4/16/2024; CONTINUED-SUBSTITUTE (No testimony) (See separate story))
To increase the state minimum wage.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Commerce & Labor (6/25/2024; CONTINUED)
Domestic Violence
LaRe, J. Miller, K.
To increase the sentencing range for third degree felony domestic violence and to create a presumption in favor of a prison term for the offense.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Judiciary (5/22/2024; CONTINUED)
To address wage disparities in public and private employment and to name this act the Ohio Equal Pay Act.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Commerce & Labor (5/7/2024; CONTINUED)
Intimidation Offenses
Pavliga, G. Miller, A.
To expand intimidation offenses to include guardians ad litem and court-appointed special advocates.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Judiciary (6/26/2024; CONTINUED)
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 and to extend the period of limitation for a civil action by a victim of childhood sexual abuse other than rape.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Criminal Justice (10/17/2023; CONTINUED)
Landlords/Tenants
Grim, M.
To allow a tenant to terminate a rental agreement if the tenant is a victim of a specified crime and to authorize an income tax credit for landlords who rented to such tenants and to name this act the Ohio Safe Homes Act.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (4/18/2023; Criminal Justice)
Housing Discrimination
Upchurch, T. Miller, A.
To prohibit discrimination in rental housing based on lawful source of income.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Civil Justice (5/16/2023; CONTINUED)
HB 161
Enacted
Spousal Criminal Exceptions
Miranda, J. Hillyer, B.
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.
Text & Analysis
Signed by the Governor
(5/10/2024)
To enact the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act to allow family members, household members, and law enforcement officers to obtain a court order that temporarily restricts a person's access to firearms if that person poses a danger to themselves or others.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Government Oversight (6/6/2023; CONTINUED)
Firearm Storage
Miranda, J. Brewer, D.
To require secure storage of firearms, to authorize an income tax credit for the purchase of firearm storage and locking devices, to name this act the Keep Every Home Safe Act, and to make an appropriation.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Government Oversight (6/6/2023; CONTINUED)
HB 191
Enacted
To make changes regarding bail and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Signed by the Governor
(6/30/2023; Signed: June 30, 2023, Effective: June 30, 2023)
Community Control Sanctions
Williams, J. Seitz, B.
To change the maximum periods of community control sanctions authorized for felonies and misdemeanors and to modify the confinement sanctions authorized for a technical violation of community control sanction conditions.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Criminal Justice (6/11/2024)
Crisis Telephone Line
Pavliga, G. Miller, A.
To establish a 9-8-8 suicide prevention and mental health crisis telephone line.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Finance (10/4/2023)
Patient Advocates
Lear, B. Miller, M.
To prohibit a congregate care setting from denying a patient or resident access to an advocate and to name this act the Never Alone Act.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in Senate (6/25/2024; Health)
Death Penalty
Schmidt, J. Miller, A.
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, and to make an appropriation.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Finance (10/11/2023; CONTINUED (See separate story))
Concealed Handguns
Mathews, A. Pizzulli, J.
To allow a concealed handgun licensee to carry a deadly weapon or dangerous ordnance in a building or structure that is not a courthouse but in which a courtroom is located if court is not in session.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in Senate (12/13/2023; Judiciary)
Civil Action
Seitz, B. Young, B.
To require in a civil action for damages caused by another person's criminal act that such other person was convicted of, pleaded guilty to, or adjudicated delinquent in connection with the criminal act.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Civil Justice (5/14/2024; CONTINUED-AMENDED (No testimony))
To provide that if a Tier I or Tier II sex offender/child-victim offender fails to comply with duties under the SORN law, the period of time that the offender has a duty to comply is tolled during the time of the failure, and to make disseminating matter harmful to juveniles a sexually oriented offense and a person who violates the offense a Tier I sex offender/child-victim offender.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in Senate (6/25/2024; Judiciary)
Marijuana Taxation
Abrams, C.
To express the General Assembly's intent to use revenue from a tax on adult use marijuana to fund peace officer training.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (11/14/2023; Homeland Security)
Human Trafficking
Williams, J. Santucci, N.
To enact the Human Trafficking Prevention Act to increase the penalty for human trafficking of a minor or person with a developmental disability, kidnapping, and abduction.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Criminal Justice (6/5/2024; CONTINUED)
Human Trafficking Victims
Richardson, T. Williams, J.
To allow a victim of human trafficking to expunge certain criminal records.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Criminal Justice (5/21/2024; REPORTED (No testimony))
To phase-out the state income tax on nonbusiness income over six years and to repeal the commercial activity tax after 2029.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Ways & Means (5/14/2024; CONTINUED)
To create the offense of nonconsensual distribution of a deepfake.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Criminal Justice (5/7/2024; CONTINUED)
Domestic Violence
Grim, M. Abdullahi, M.
To enact the Keeping Our Survivors Safe Act to prohibit a person who is charged with or has been convicted of first degree misdemeanor domestic violence from possessing a firearm or dangerous ordnance.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (4/2/2024; Criminal Justice)
Concealed Carry
Brown, R. Isaacsohn, D.
Regards a concealed handgun licensee's duty to carry the license and notify a law enforcement officer if the licensee is carrying a concealed handgun and the rights of a qualifying adult to carry a concealed handgun in the same manner as if the person was a licensee, and to rename concealed handgun licenses as basic competency licenses.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Government Oversight (6/25/2024; CONTINUED)
Firearm Violence Prevention
Brewer, D. Abdullahi, M.
To establish the Office of Firearm Violence Prevention within the Department of Children and Youth, to require the Office to administer grant programs aimed at reducing firearm violence, to name this act the "Building Safer Communities for Ohio's Children Act," and to make an appropriation.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Finance (5/8/2024; CONTINUED)
Gun Task Force
Brewer, D.
To establish the Ohio Task Force on Gun Violence.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Government Oversight (4/16/2024; CONTINUED (See separate story))
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Loychik, M.
To establish the Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment Accelerator Pilot Program and to make an appropriation.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Finance (6/12/2024; CONTINUED)
State Assessments
Miller, J.
To require the Department of Education to conduct an annual audit regarding state assessments.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (4/23/2024; Primary & Secondary Education)
Unauthorized Occupants
Young, T. Demetriou, S.
To provide for the expedited removal of unauthorized occupants of residential property, to prohibit the use and sale of fraudulent deeds, and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Criminal Justice (6/11/2024; CONTINUED-AMENDED (See separate story))
Domestic Violence
Carruthers, S. Brent, J.
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.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Criminal Justice (6/25/2024; CONTINUED)
Repeat Firearm Offenders
Willis, B. Williams, J.
To enact the Repeat Offender Act to create a repeat offender classification, to create certain specifications, to increase the penalties for certain firearm offenses and specifications, to broaden the scope of relief from firearms disability, and to allow automatic sealing for fourth and fifth degree felonies.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (5/21/2024; Criminal Justice)
Crime Victims
Lear, B. Lorenz, B.
To enact Braden's Law to prohibit sexual extortion and aggravated sexual extortion and to allow family of certain victims of aggravated sexual extortion to receive compensation from the crime victims compensation fund.
Text & Analysis
Passed
in House (6/26/2024; 96-0)
Criminal Liability
Mathews, A.
To create criminal liability for certain teachers and librarians for the offense of pandering obscenity.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (5/21/2024; Criminal Justice)
Public Records
Mathews, A.
To permit schools to withhold directory information and to remove directory information from the public record definition.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Civil Justice (6/4/2024; CONTINUED)
Student Safety
White, A.
To require schools and higher education institutions to include the national suicide and crisis lifeline telephone number on student identification cards, student planners, and electronic portals, and to amend the version of section 3314.03 of the Revised Code that is scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2025, to continue the change on and after that date.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Behavioral Health (6/25/2024; CONTINUED)
Child Group Homes
White, A. Plummer, P.
To express the General Assembly's intent to increase the requirements, compliance, and accountability for group homes for children.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Families & Aging (6/25/2024; CONTINUED)
Child Enticement
Dell'Aquila, R. Williams, J.
To require that a person act with a sexual motivation or an unlawful purpose to commit the offense of criminal child enticement.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (5/21/2024; Criminal Justice)
Court Proceedings
Jarrells, D. Williams, J.
To allow a person to file a motion for a new trial or a petition for postconviction relief if the person produces new evidence that would establish a strong probability of a different result at trial.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (5/21/2024; Criminal Justice)
SB 16
Enacted
Food Donation
Wilson, S.
To alter the law governing immunity from liability for donations of perishable food, to make changes relative to the rights of crime victims, and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Signed by the Governor
(7/7/2023; Signed: July 7, 2023, Effective: Immediately)
Emergency Services
Wilson, S. Smith, K.
To make changes to the law governing 9-1-1 service and to repeal program requirements for emergency-service-telecommunicator training.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Financial Institutions & Technology (6/6/2023; REPORTED)
SB 90
Enacted
Social Work Licensure Compact
Roegner, K.
To enter into the Social Work Licensure Compact.
Text & Analysis
Signed by the Governor
(5/10/2024)
SB 91
Enacted
Public Funds
Schaffer, T.
Regards fraud, waste, and abuse of public funds and to prohibit the expenditure of local tax revenues upon a vote of residents or without an appropriation.
Text & Analysis
Signed by the Governor
(12/28/2023; Signed: December 28, 2023, Effective: March 26, 2024)
Regards doula services.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in Senate (3/29/2023; Health)
Tracking Devices
Manning, N. Antonio, N.
To generally prohibit a person from knowingly installing a tracking device or application on another person's property without the other person's consent or failing to remove or ensure removal of such a device or application from another person's property if the other person gave consent and subsequently revokes it.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Criminal Justice (4/16/2024; CONTINUED-AMENDED (See separate story))
Death Penalty
Antonio, N. Huffman, S.
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.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Judiciary (11/15/2023; CONTINUED (See separate story))
To make changes regarding bail and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Criminal Justice (6/13/2023; REPORTED (See separate story))
Sexual Assault
Kunze, S. Manning, N.
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.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in Senate (6/7/2023; Judiciary)
Minimum Wage
Smith, K. Craig, H.
To increase the state minimum wage.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Workforce & Higher Education (9/27/2023; CONTINUED)
Firearms
Craig, H.
To enact the Suicide Self-Defense Act, relative to the creation of a do not possess firearms registry.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Veterans & Public Safety (1/24/2024; CONTINUED-SUBSTITUTE (See separate story))
To prohibit a person who is charged with or has been convicted of first degree misdemeanor domestic violence from possessing a firearm or dangerous ordnance.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in Senate (12/6/2023; Judiciary)
Firearms Dealers
Craig, H. Sykes, V.
To limit liability for federally licensed firearms dealers in regards to firearm hold agreements.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in Senate (12/6/2023; Judiciary)
Firearm Safety
Craig, H. Sykes, V.
To authorize a nonrefundable income tax credit for the cost of handgun training and firearms storage and locking devices.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Ways & Means (1/24/2024; CONTINUED)
Human Trafficking Victims
Kunze, S.
To allow a victim of human trafficking to expunge certain criminal records.
Text & Analysis
Delivered to the Governor
(7/15/2024)
To phase-out the state income tax on nonbusiness income over six years and to repeal the commercial activity tax after 2029.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in Senate (1/24/2024; Ways & Means)
Protected Speech
Gavarone, T. Manning, N.
To enact the Uniform Public Expression Protection Act relating to legal actions concerning protected speech.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (6/18/2024; Civil Justice)
Housing
Reynolds, M.
To revise the law governing eviction, real estate representation agreements, residential building code enforcement, and real property transfers, and to amend the version of section 3781.10 of the Revised Code that is scheduled to take effect January 1, 2025, to continue the changes after that date.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Select Committee on Housing (6/25/2024; CONTINUED)
Grant Assistance
Reynolds, M. Craig, H.
To provide grants to qualifying applicants for mortgage, property tax, and utility bill assistance.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in Senate (4/24/2024; General Government)
Tax Credits
Blessing, L. Craig, H.
To authorize a refundable income tax credit or rebate for homeowners and renters whose property taxes or a portion of their rent exceed five per cent of their income.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Ways & Means (6/25/2024; CONTINUED (See separate story))
Traumatic Brain Injury
Blessing, L.
To establish the Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment Accelerator Program.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in Senate (5/22/2024; Health)
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.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in Senate (6/11/2024; Judiciary)
Title IX
Brenner, A.
To urge Congress and the President of the United States, along with the United States Department of Education to exclude sexual orientation and gender identity from Title IX.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Education (6/11/2024; CONTINUED)
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