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Revises the law governing rape and sexual battery

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To amend sections 2901.13, 2907.02, 2907.03, and 2945.42 of the Revised Code to eliminate the period of limitation for the criminal prosecution of a person for rape, sexual battery, or complicity to commit rape or sexual battery, eliminate the spousal exceptions for the offenses of rape and sexual battery, and to permit a person to testify against the person's spouse in a prosecution for sexual battery.

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Primary Sponsors

Greta Johnson
Teresa Fedor


Nickie J. Antonio
Heather Bishoff
Nicholas Celebrezze
Kathleen Clyde
Denise Driehaus
Ronald V. Gerberry
David Leland
Michele Lepore-Hagan
Sean O'Brien
Debbie Phillips
Daniel Ramos
John M. Rogers
Michael Stinziano
Martin J. Sweeney
Emilia Strong Sykes

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