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Declare police body camera recordings not to be public records

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To amend sections 149.43, 149.433, 2151.34, 2903.213, 2903.214, 2919.26, 2953.32, 2953.37, 2953.38, 2953.53, and 3113.31 and to repeal sections 109.38 and 109.381 of the Revised Code to provide that specified portions of peace officers' body-worn camera or dashboard camera recordings and the infrastructure record of a public school are not public records for purposes of the Public Records Law, to replace expungement with sealing of ex parte protection orders and records under certain circumstances, to clarify the appellate process for the court's refusal to grant certain protection orders, and to repeal the pilot program regarding the removal of sealed or expunged records from certain databases.

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April 8, 2019

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Niraj J. Antani
Hearcel F. Craig


Bill Beagle
William P. Coley, II
Bob D. Hackett
Frank Hoagland
Jay Hottinger
Stephanie Kunze
Scott Oelslager
Bob Peterson
Joseph Schiavoni
Charleta B. Tavares
Lou Terhar
Cecil Thomas
Joe Uecker
Steve Wilson
Kenny Yuko
Marlene Anielski
Steven M. Arndt
John Barnes, Jr.
John Becker
Richard D. Brown
Nicholas Celebrezze
Robert R. Cupp
Jonathan Dever
Mike Duffey
Teresa Fedor
Theresa Gavarone
Timothy E. Ginter
Anne Gonzales
Doug Green
Christina Hagan
Stephen D. Hambley
Michael Henne
Glenn W. Holmes
James M. Hoops
Stephanie D. Howse
Jim Hughes
Catherine D. Ingram
Bernadine Kennedy Kent
Darrell Kick
Al Landis
George F. Lang
David Leland
Michele Lepore-Hagan
Nathan H. Manning
Adam C. Miller
Michael J. O'Brien
John Patterson
Thomas F. Patton
Rick Perales
Daniel Ramos
Alicia Reece
Bill Reineke
Jeffery S. Rezabek
Craig S. Riedel
Kristina Roegner
John M. Rogers
Scott Ryan
Tim Schaffer
Gary Scherer
Kirk Schuring
Bill Seitz
Michael Sheehy
Kent Smith
Dick Stein
Emilia Strong Sykes
Thomas West
Scott Wiggam
Shane Wilkin
Ron Young

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