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MRR Ohio Legislation Updates: October 30, 2015 – November 12, 2015

Notes from the House of Representatives:

  • H.B. 389 was introduced to amend various sections of the Ohio Revised Code to enact the Ohio Fairness Act to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression, to add mediation to the list of informal methods by which the Ohio Civil Rights Commission may use to induce compliance with Ohio’s Civil Rights Law before instituting a formal hearing, and to uphold existing religious exemptions under Ohio Civil Rights Law. (Introduced 11-5-15)

Notes from the Senate:

  • S.B. 234 was referred to the Committee on Education. S.B. 234 would require specified public and nonpublic school officials to search the Uniform Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System within thirty days of a student’s enrollment and to notify the county public children services agency if specified information is found during that search. (Introduced 10-27-15; Referred to Committee 11-10-15)

For questions or more information on MRR’s Ohio Legislation Updates, contact:

Stacy V. Pollock  – MRR Columbus
Phone: 614.324.0163
Email: spollock@mrrlaw.com

Stacy Pollock 8860

MRR Ohio Legislation Updates: October 16, 2015 – October 29, 2015

Notes from the House of Representatives:

  • H.B. 378 was introduced to amend O.R.C. §§ 2935.03, 4513.35, 4513.39 to authorize law enforcement officers of township police districts and joint police districts, and township constables, serving specified small populations to make arrests for motor vehicle-related violations committed on an interstate highway in the same manner as township law enforcement officers serving larger populations. (Introduced 10-22-15)
  • H.B. 380 was introduced to amend O.R.C. §§ 2930.01, 2930.03, and 2930.04 and to enact section 2901.45 of the Revised Code to require each law enforcement agency to adopt a written policy regarding the investigation of firearms-related officer-involved deaths that involve an officer serving the agency; to provide for investigations into officer-involved deaths by investigatory panels of law enforcement officers; to require an investigatory panel to provide a report of its investigation findings to the prosecutor and the officer’s law enforcement agency; to provide for public access to the report, except for information that is not public record, if the prosecutor determines there is no basis to prosecute or a grand jury enters a no bill regarding the involved officer; and to require an investigatory panel to inform the deceased individual’s family members of contact information for the office of the prosecutor handling the case. (Introduced 10-22-15)

Notes from the Senate:

  • S.B. 234 was introduced to amend O.R.C. §§3314.03, 3326.11, 3328.24, 5101.132, and 5101.134 and to enact sections 2151.4120. 3313.675, 3314.60, 3326.60, and 3328.60 of the Revised Code to require specified public and nonpublic school officials to search the Uniform Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System within thirty days of a student’s enrollment and to notify the county public children services agency if specified information is found during that search. (Introduced 10-27-15)

For questions or more information on MRR’s Ohio Legislation Updates, contact:

Stacy V. Pollock  – MRR Columbus
Phone: 614.324.0163
Email: spollock@mrrlaw.com

Stacy Pollock 8860