Increases penalty if fail to stop after accident
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To amend sections 2925.11, 2929.13, 2929.141, 2929.15, 2929.25, 2967.28, 4549.02, 4549.021, and 4742.03 and to enact sections 128.04 and 4765.44 of the Revised Code to increase the penalty for failure to stop after a traffic accident that results in the death of a person or serious physical harm to a person; to name those penalty changes Brandon's Law; to require emergency medical service personnel to report the administration of naloxone on request of a law enforcement agency in specified circumstances; to provide immunity from arrest, prosecution, or conviction, or to permit a court to consider drug treatment or as a mitigating factor in supervised release sanctioning, for a minor drug possession offense for a person who seeks or obtains medical assistance for self or another person who is experiencing a drug overdose or for a person who is experiencing such an overdose and for whom medical assistance is sought; to require training of certain 9-1-1 operators regarding the immunity; and to require those 9-1-1 operators who receive a call about an apparent drug overdose to make reasonable efforts, upon the caller's inquiry, to inform the caller about the immunity.
Effective DateSeptember 13, 2016
CommitteesSenate Criminal Justice Committee
House Judiciary Committee