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Short Title

Limits criminal records use in public employment hiring 
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Long Title To amend sections 124.11, 124.34, 329.021, 2953.36, 4121.121, 5120.38, 5120.381, 5120.382, 5123.08, and 5139.02 and to enact sections 9.73 and 5164.44 of the Revised Code to prohibit public employers from including on an employment application any question concerning the criminal background of the applicant, to prohibit a felony conviction from being used against an officer or employee when a public employer is undertaking certain employment practices, unless the conviction occurs while the officer or employee is employed in the civil service, to remove the bar against sealing a conviction record when the victim is 16 or 17 years old, and to provide that certain independent providers are not employees of the state or a political subdivision.


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Effective Date

March 23, 2016


Senate State and Local Government Committee
House Commerce and Labor Committee

Primary Sponsors

Kirk Schuring
Stephen Slesnick


Ron Amstutz
Nickie J. Antonio
Michael Ashford
John Becker
Heather Bishoff
Louis W. Blessing III
Kevin Boyce
Janine R. Boyd
Andrew Brenner
Jim Buchy
Hearcel F. Craig
Anthony DeVitis
Timothy Derickson
Jonathan Dever
Denise Driehaus
Teresa Fedor
Timothy Ginter
Doug Green
Cheryl L. Grossman
Bob D. Hackett
Ron Hood
Stephanie Howse
Terry Johnson
Christie Bryant Kuhns
David Leland
Michele Lepore-Hagan
Ron Maag
Jeff McClain
Sean O'Brien
Bill Patmon
John Patterson
Dorothy Pelanda
Rick Perales
Dan Ramos
Alicia Reece
Wes Retherford
John M. Rogers
Cliff Rosenberger
Margaret Ann Ruhl
Scott K. Ryan
Barbara R. Sears
Michael Sheehy
Ryan Smith
Michael Stinziano
Martin J. Sweeney
Emilia Strong Sykes
Andy Thompson
Ron Young
Edna Brown
Dave Burke
John Eklund
Jay Hottinger
Bill Seitz
Kenny Yuko
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