House Bill 136 | The Ohio Legislature

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Short Title

Prohibit death penalty if mentally ill at time of offense 
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Long Title To amend sections 2929.02, 2929.022, 2929.024, 2929.03, 2929.04, 2929.06, 2929.14, 2941.148, 2953.21, 2953.23, 2971.03, 2971.07, and 5120.61 and to enact section 2929.025 of the Revised Code to prohibit imposing the death penalty for aggravated murder when the offender had a serious mental illness at the time of the offense.


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Effective Date

April 12, 2021


Senate Judiciary Committee
House Criminal Justice Committee

Primary Sponsors

Brett Hudson Hillyer


Niraj J. Antani
Louis W. Blessing III
Juanita Brent
Jamie Callender
Erica C. Crawley
Jeffrey Crossman
Sedrick Denson
Tavia Galonski
Haraz N. Ghanbari
David Leland
Michele Lepore-Hagan
Mary Lightbody
Beth Liston
Thomas F. Patton
Rick Perales
Phil Plummer
John M. Rogers
William Seitz
Michael Sheehy
Kent Smith
Lisa Sobecki
Emilia Strong Sykes
Terrence Upchurch
Casey Weinstein
Thomas West
Nickie Antonio
Louis W. Blessing, III
Dave Burke
Hearcel Craig
Matt Dolan
John Eklund
Teresa Fedor
Bob D. Hackett
Stephen A. Huffman
Tina Maharath
Nathan H. Manning
Vernon Sykes
Cecil Thomas
Kenny Yuko
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