Addresses postconviction relief
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To amend sections 2929.03, 2953.21, and 2953.23 of the Revised Code to require the clerk of a common pleas court to retain a copy of the original trial file when a death penalty is imposed, to specify that there is no page limit on petitions for postconviction relief in death penalty cases or in appeals of denials of such relief, to modify the time for filing an amended postconviction relief petition in death penalty cases, to provide for depositions and subpoenas during discovery in postconviction relief proceedings in death penalty cases, and to require a judge hearing a postconviction relief proceeding in a death penalty case to state specifically in the findings of fact and conclusions of law why each claim was either denied or granted.
Effective DateApril 6, 2017
CommitteesHouse Judiciary Committee
Senate Criminal Justice Committee