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Transportation Day 2011

Governors Recent Signed Legislation to Law

Virginia Haynes, Administrator

42 BILLS INTO LAW

Am. Sub. S.B. 70 (Schaffer) to establish a registry for arson offenders;

Sub. S.B. 139 (Hughes) to establish certain financial capacity requirements for professional employer organizations, clarify rights and liabilities of professional employer organizations and client employers, and make other changes to the professional employer organization law;

Sub. S.B. 141 (Gillmor, Hite) to authorize a licensed physician, chiropractor, or physical therapist from another state to provide services to an out-of-state athletic team and certain accompanying individuals when the team is participating in a sporting event in Ohio;

Am. Sub. S.B. 160 (Bacon, Hughes) to require automatic notice to victims of aggravated murder, murder, first, second, or third degree felony offenses of violence, or offenses punishable by a sentence of life imprisonment of certain prisoner or alleged juvenile offender release or transfer proceedings unless the victim has requested that the notice not be provided; to expand victim participation in parole hearings; to require the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction to provide certain information related to paroles to designated public officials; to require the Department to notify the appropriate prosecuting attorney when a felon serving a specified sentence is released pursuant to a pardon, commutation of sentence, parole, or completed prison term; to require that the Department, in cases in which a prosecuting attorney currently is notified that a Department prisoner is being considered for an early release or a specified type of transfer to a less restrictive setting, provide the prosecuting attorney and any law enforcement agency, upon request, with an institutional summary report prepared with respect to the prisoner; to make other changes related to the release of prisoners and victim's rights; to provide that voluntary manslaughter committed with a sexual motivation is a sexually oriented offense, makes an offender or juvenile offender registrant who commits it a tier III sex offender/child-victim offender, and may qualify a juvenile offender registrant who commits it as a public registry-qualified juvenile offender registrant; to waive the notice by publication requirement for a change of name if the applicant submits proof that the publication would jeopardize the applicant's personal safety; to revise the sentencing options for fourth and fifth degree felonies; and to name the victim and family notification provisions Roberta's Law;

Am. S.B. 222 (Burke) to require certain flags to be displayed at rest areas along the state's interstates and the Ohio Turnpike;

Sub. S.B. 298 (Cafaro) to alter the conditions under which a D-51 liquor permit may be issued, to make changes to the law governing the issuance of F-2 liquor permits, and to allow an F-2 liquor permit to be issued for the same location that an F-8 liquor permit is issued provided that certain criteria apply;

Sub. S.B. 304 (Balderson) to designate the month of May as "Better Hearing and Speech Month";

Sub. H.B. 27 (Stautberg, Letson) to adopt the Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act;

Sub. H.B. 50 (Snitchler) to exempt from municipal income tax the compensation paid to persons performing personal services for a political subdivision on its property when that property is annexed to a municipal corporation under the expedited type-II annexation proceeding unless the compensation is taxable because of the person's residency, and to permit a board of county commissioners to determine the times for and manner of holding elections for citizen members of the board of trustees of a new community organization;

Am. Sub. H.B. 62 (Gonzales) to authorize a $5,000 fine for assault when the victim is a hospital health care professional, health care worker, or security officer whom the offender knows or has reasonable cause to know is such a professional, worker, or officer, the victim is engaged in the performance of the victim's duties, and the hospital offers de-escalation or crisis intervention training; to increase the penalty for assault to a felony of the fifth degree when committed against any of the specified hospital personnel in the specified circumstances if the offender previously was convicted of a specified assault or homicide offense committed in those circumstances; to authorize a $5,000 fine for assault when the victim is a judge, magistrate, prosecutor, or court official or employee whom the offender knows or has reasonable cause to know is a judge, magistrate, prosecutor, or court official or employee and the victim is engaged in the performance of the victim's duties; to increase the penalty for assault to a felony of the fifth degree when committed against any of the specified justice system personnel in the specified circumstances if the offender previously was convicted of a specified assault or homicide offense committed against any of the specified justice system personnel in the specified circumstances; to include felony assault when committed against any of the specified hospital or justice system personnel in the specified circumstances within the community control presumption of the Felony Sentencing Law; to make clarifying changes in that presumption; and to authorize hospitals to post a warning sign indicating that abuse or assault of staff will not be tolerated and might result in a felony conviction;

Sub. H.B. 143 (Stinziano, O'Brien) to amend sections and to enact sections in the Revised Code with regard to concussions and head injuries in youth sports;

H.B. 184 (Martin) to designate March as "Multiple System Atrophy Awareness Month




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