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Short Title

Revises the law regulating coroners 
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Long Title To amend sections 9.15, 313.01, 313.02, 313.04, 313.05, 313.14, 313.161, and 325.15 and to repeal section 313.141 of the Revised Code to define the legal residence of a dead person for purposes of the body's disposal; to recognize that coroners include medical examiners; to change the qualifications for holding office as a coroner of a charter county; to require, under certain conditions, and to authorize, under other conditions, supplemental compensation for coroners who are forensic pathologists; to revise how the office of coroner is filled when a vacancy cannot be filled by election or appointment; to specify the disposition of a firearm when a person meets death under certain circumstances; to specify who pays for the autopsy of an inmate of a state correctional facility; and to make other changes to the coroners' law.


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Effective Date

August 31, 2016


Senate State and Local Government Committee
House State Government Committee

Primary Sponsors

Stephen A. Huffman
Terry Johnson


Ron Amstutz
Marlene Anielski
Nickie J. Antonio
Michael Ashford
John Becker
Louis W. Blessing III
Terry Boose
Andrew Brenner
Jim Buchy
Tony Burkley
Nicholas J. Celebrezze
Jonathan Dever
Mike Dovilla
Doug Green
Cheryl L. Grossman
Stephen D. Hambley
Bill Hayes
Brian Hill
Greta Johnson
Jeff McClain
Michael J. O'Brien
Rick Perales
Wes Retherford
John M. Rogers
Margaret Ann Ruhl
Scott K. Ryan
Barbara R. Sears
Michael Sheehy
Marilyn Slaby
Stephen Slesnick
Ryan Smith
Robert Sprague
Fred Strahorn
Martin J. Sweeney
Andy Thompson
Bill Beagle
Edna Brown
Dave Burke
Bill Coley
John Eklund
Bob D. Hackett
Jay Hottinger
Jim Hughes
Frank LaRose
Tom Patton
Bob Peterson
Bill Seitz
Charleta B. Tavares
Joe Uecker
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