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Regards civil action by, and crimes against, first responders

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To amend sections 109.71, 109.73, 109.75, 109.79, 109.801, 307.93, 309.10, 2152.75, 2901.10, 2901.13, 2903.13, 2903.22, 2907.01, 2907.07, 2907.08, 2950.01, 2950.99, 2951.02, 2967.131, 3761.16, and 5502.522; to enact sections 109.772, 109.773, 2917.14, 2950.035, and 5502.411; and to repeal section 309.16 of the Revised Code regarding assault or menacing committed or directed against, and targeting, an emergency service responder, family member, or co-worker; the offense of unlawfully impeding public passage of an emergency service responder; prohibiting certain sex offenders and child-victim offenders from engaging in a specified volunteer capacity involving direct work with, or supervision or disciplinary power over, minors; changes to the offense of voyeurism; firearms qualification for county correctional officers; the specification that there is no period of limitations for prosecution of a conspiracy or attempt to commit, or complicity in committing, aggravated murder or murder; a political subdivision's emergency powers when suppressing a riot, mob, or potential riot or mob; the preservation of rights regarding deadly weapons and firearms during an emergency; the penalties for the offense of importuning; additions to the Statewide Emergency Alert Program; the requirement that county prosecutors annually report all case resolutions to the board of county commissioners and all fire-related case resolutions to the State Fire Marshal; and the removal of ankle and leg restraints from those prohibited for use on a pregnant charged or convicted criminal offender or a pregnant charged or convicted delinquent child, and the lowering of the required threat level for this use of restraints.

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April 4, 2023

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Primary Sponsors

Tim Schaffer


Nickie J. Antonio
Louis W. Blessing, III
Andrew O. Brenner
Jerry C. Cirino
Matt Dolan
Theresa Gavarone
Bob D. Hackett
Frank Hoagland
Stephen A. Huffman
Terry Johnson
Stephanie Kunze
George F. Lang
Nathan H. Manning
Rob McColley
Sandra O'Brien
Bob Peterson
Bill Reineke
Kristina D. Roegner
Mark Romanchuk
Michael A. Rulli
Kirk Schuring
Cecil Thomas
Steve Wilson
Kenny Yuko
Cindy Abrams
Sara P. Carruthers
Gary Click
Rodney Creech
Haraz N. Ghanbari
Mark Johnson
Don Jones
Kevin D. Miller
Jean Schmidt
Jason Stephens
D. J. Swearingen

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