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Addresses assault of public transit system employees and fares 
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Long Title To amend sections 2903.13 and 2917.41 and to enact section 306.20 of the Revised Code to increase the penalty for assault when the victim is an employee of an Ohio transit system whom the offender knows or has reasonable cause to know is such an employee engaged in the performance of the victim's duties; to permit the court to impose a fine of up to $5000 and a six-month or lifetime prohibition from riding an Ohio transit system for assault committed in such specified circumstances; to authorize Ohio transit systems to post a warning sign indicating that abuse or assault of staff will not be tolerated and might result in a felony conviction; and to increase the penalty for evading payment of the known fares of a public transportation system.


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House Judiciary Committee

Primary Sponsors

Denise Driehaus
Rick Perales


Nickie J. Antonio
Heather Bishoff
Tim W. Brown
Cheryl L. Grossman
Michele Lepore-Hagan
Michael Sheehy
Kent Smith
Michael Stinziano
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