Enactments from the 130th General Assembly

This page lists laws enacted by the 130th General Assembly with judicial impact.  Enactments from the CURRENT  General Assembly, can be seen here.  Enactment information from previous General Assemblies is available in the Legislative Library.  You can search all pending and enacted legislation at the General Assembly website.

HB 9
Effective March 19, 2015

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Receiver Powers (Stautberg) To add to and clarify the powers of a receiver and to provide a procedure for a receiver’s sale of real property.

HB 51
Effective July 1, 2013

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Transportation Budget (McGregor, Patmon) To make appropriations for programs related to transportation and public safety for the biennium beginning July 1, 2013, and ending June 30, 2015, and to provide authorization and conditions for the operation of those programs.

HB 59
See Enactment News Summary

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Biennial Budget (Amstutz) To make operating appropriations for the biennium beginning July 1, 2013, and ending June 30, 2015; to provide authorization and conditions for the operation of state programs.

HB 67
Delays some requirements until 09/07/13; other requirements delayed to 08/07/14


PERS Determinations (Schuring) To delay determinations by the Public Employees Retirement System of eligibility for retirement system membership and to declare an emergency.

HB 126
Signed by Governor; effective date TBA


Power of Attorney (Kunze, Stinziano) To allow a person who creates a durable power of attorney for health care to authorize the attorney in fact to obtain health information about the person, to make an individual who is designated as an alternate attorney in fact ineligible to witness the instrument that creates a durable power of attorney for health care, to permit the principal to nominate a guardian in a durable power of attorney for health care, and to establish a presumption that a valid living will declaration revokes all prior declarations.

HB 129
Effective September 17, 2014

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Stalking (Stautberg) To specify that aggravated menacing, menacing by stalking, and menacing include words or conduct that are directed at or identify a corporation, association, or other organization that employs the victim or to which the victim belongs, to authorize the corporation, association, or other organization to seek protection orders on behalf of two or more victims in certain cases, and to increase the penalty for aggravated menacing or menacing by stalking if there are four or more victims.

HB 130
Effective
June 20, 2014

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Human Trafficking (Fedor) To authorize a judge or magistrate to order the testimony of a victim of trafficking in persons to be taken by closed circuit television equipment under certain circumstances, to prohibit the release of routine police reports that contain identifying information about minor crime victims or uncharged arrestees unless the identifying information is redacted, to specify that a public children services agency or private child placement agency is not required to make reasonable efforts to prevent the removal of a child from the child's home, eliminate the continued removal of a child from the child's home, or return a child to the child's home and that a court find that a child cannot be placed with either parent under specified circumstances, to provide that a guardian ad litem can be appointed for a child in certain situations, to extend the period within which a prosecution for trafficking in persons must be commenced from six to twenty years after the offense is committed, to specify that the Rape Shield Law applies to evidence of a rape victim's involuntary sexual activity as well as evidence of a rape victim's voluntary sexual activity, to prohibit the admission of evidence pertaining to a victim's sexual activity in a case of trafficking in persons in the same manner as the Rape Shield Law does in a case of rape, to eliminate as an element of the offense of importuning the offender's knowledge or reckless disregard of the age of the person importuned when the person importuned is a victim of trafficking in persons who is 16 or 17 years of age, to provide that if a minor is a victim of trafficking in persons or human trafficking the state does not need to prove that the minor was compelled to engage in certain specified activities, to include in the offense of promoting prostitution certain specified activities that through electronic means promotes or facilitates sexual activity for hire, to increase the penalty for soliciting when the person solicited is a minor, to require offenders convicted of solicitation when the person solicited is under 18 years of age to register as sex offenders, to prohibit including the term "massage" or any other term that implies a massage technique or method in advertisements unless certain circumstances apply, and to declare an emergency.  

HB 141
Effective
June 27, 2013

Municipal Courts (Damschroder) To abolish the Fostoria Municipal Court and the Tiffin Municipal Court, to create the Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court, and to declare an emergency.

HB 142
Effective February 14, 2014


Child Abuse Prevention (Schuring, Heard) To permit a child abuse and child neglect prevention advisory board to submit a local allocation plan to the Children's Trust Fund Board on an annual, biannual, or multiple year basis, to permit two or more child abuse and child neglect prevention advisory boards to partner with each other to develop a comprehensive local allocation plan and to submit that plan on an annual, biannual, or multiple year basis, and to permit the Children's Trust Fund Board to send funds allocated to a county family and children first council to the county or district children's trust fund in the county treasury or directly to the administrative agent of the county family and children first council.

HB 213
Effective
September 17, 2014

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Child Custody (Pelanda, Celebrezze) to permit a court to grant a motion for permanent custody of a child to a movant if the child or another child in the custody of the parent has been adjudicated an abused, neglected, or dependent child on three separate occasions, to require the court to appoint a guardian ad litem in any proceeding concerning an alleged dependent child, to require the guardian ad litem for an alleged or adjudicated abused, neglected, or dependent child to file any motions and other court papers in accordance with rules adopted by the Supreme Court, to require foster caregivers to use a reasonable and prudent parent standard when authorizing a foster child to participate in activities, to exempt the caregiver from civil or criminal liability that results from a foster caregiver's or agency's decisions made in good faith, and to limit the circumstances under which a child is placed into a planned permanent living arrangement. to permit a court to grant a motion for permanent custody of a child to a movant if the child or another child in the custody of the parent has been adjudicated an abused, neglected, or dependent child on three separate occasions, to require the court to appoint a guardian ad litem in any proceeding concerning an alleged dependent child, to require the guardian ad litem for an alleged or adjudicated abused, neglected, or dependent child to file any motions and other court papers in accordance with rules adopted by the Supreme Court, to require foster caregivers to use a reasonable and prudent parent standard when authorizing a foster child to participate in activities, to exempt the caregiver from civil or criminal liability that results from a foster caregiver's or agency's decisions made in good faith, and to limit the circumstances under which a child is placed into a planned permanent living arrangement.  

HB 216
Effective
July 10, 2014


Acting Judges (Butler, Stinziano) To abolish the office of the Court of Claims commissioner, to transfer the powers of a judge of the Court of Claims to the court; to specify certain powers of a Court of Claims magistrate, to modify the Attorney General's annual report on the crime victims compensation program, to conform existing law to the existing filing period for filing a claim for reparations by an adult, to eliminate the procedure for filing an affidavit of disqualification for a judge of a municipal or county court and instead include the disqualification of a judge of a municipal or county court and a judge of the court of claims within the procedure for filing an affidavit of disqualification for a probate judge, a judge of a court of appeals, and a judge of the court of common pleas, and to change the basis of the per diem compensation of a retired judge who serves on the Court of Claims from the annual compensation of a judge of a court of appeals to the annual compensation of a judge of a court of common pleas.

HB 290
Effective
March 19, 2015

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School Premises Liability (Stebelton) Regarding the use of school district premises by members of the public and immunity from civil liability for a school district and schools when permitting members of the public to use school premises.

HB 309
Effective
September 17, 2014

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Domestic Violence Fees (Pelanda, Antonio) To provide that no fee, cost, deposit, or money may be charged for the modification, enforcement, dismissal, or withdrawal of a domestic violence, anti-stalking, sexually oriented offense, or other type of protection order or consent agreement.

HB 483
Different effective dates for different provisions; see Enactment News

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Mid-Biennial Review Budget (Amstutz) To make operating and other appropriations and to provide authorization and conditions for the operation of state programs.

HB 663
Effective March 23, 2015

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Lethal Injection Confidentiality (BuchyHuffman) - To provide confidentiality and license protection for persons and entities involved in executing a sentence of capital punishment by lethal injection and to void as against public policy any agreement that prevents the supplying of any drug or drugs to be used in executing a sentence of capital punishment by lethal injection.

SB 7
Effective September 4, 2013

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Mental Health Court Reporting (Widener, Beagle) To require that a court report certain information to the local law enforcement agency for entry into the appropriate National Crime Information Center file if the court approves the conditional release of a person found incompetent to stand trial or not guilty by reason of insanity or orders a person convicted of an offense of violence to receive mental health treatment and to name this act the Deputy Suzanne Hopper Act.
 

SB 10
Effective
February 26, 2013

Election Laws (Coley, Smith) To revise the law regarding polling places and voting machines.
 

SB 23
Signed by Governor; effective date TBA

Adoption (Beagle, Burke) To make changes regarding access to adoption records.
 

SB 43
Effective
September 17, 2014

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Civil Commitment (Burke, Tavares) To make changes to the laws governing the civil commitment of and treatment provided to mentally ill persons.

SB 47
Effective
June 21, 2013


Election Laws (Seitz) To revise the Election Law.

SB 64
Effective July 11, 2013

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Child Enticement (Beagle, Manning) To require as an element of the offense of criminal child enticement that the offender solicit, coax, entice, or lure the child for an unlawful purpose and to otherwise modify the offense.

SB 82

Effective
October 17, 2011

 


Corrections Commission (Balderson, Gentile) To authorize a corrections commission of a multicounty, municipal-county, or multicounty-municipal correctional center to issue securities of the commission to pay the costs associated with certain improvements of the center.

SB 98
Effective May 20, 2014


Statutory Agents (Obhof, Kearney) To expand the list of entities that may serve as statutory agents.

SB 137
Signed by Governor; effective date TBA

Maintenance Vehicles (Patton) To require motor vehicle operators to take certain actions upon approaching a highway maintenance vehicle and to repeal the version of section 4511.01 of the Revised Code that is scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2017.   

SB 143
Signed by Governor; effective date TBA

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Criminal Law (Seitz) To authorize the release of information relating to certain arrests and delinquent child adjudications pursuant to a request for a criminal records check; to regulate the confidentiality of personal information related to community service block grants; to clarify the authority of boards of county commissioners to establish a community alternative sentencing center; to modify the procedure for sentencing and admitting an eligible offender to a community alternative sentencing center; to clarify that an eligible offender must successfully complete any term in a center as a condition of a community residential sanction; to include the best interests of the person as a reason for which an alleged or adjudicated delinquent child who is at least 18 but younger than 21 may be held in an adult detention facility; to eliminate the six-month waiting period for making a motion or application for the sealing of a juvenile court record; to specify that the fact of admission and confinement in an adult detention facility of a person under 21 generally is confidential; to authorize a court to order restitution if a person convicted of driving under suspension or driving under financial-responsibility-law suspension or cancellation fails to provide proof of financial responsibility; to authorize a person charged with multiple offenses in connection with the same act to apply for the sealing of records pertaining to an acquitted charge; to modify the requirements regarding testing for HIV of persons charged with specified sex offense; to increase the sentence of imprisonment that disqualifies an inmate from participating in the prison nursery program; and to amend the version of section 109.57 of the Revised Code that is scheduled to take effect January 1, 2014, to continue the provisions of this act on and after that effective date.

SB 161
Effective July 10, 2014


Vehicle Headlights (Hughes) To require motor vehicle headlights to display a white light.

SB 194
Effective date TBA


Motor Scooters (Seitz) To allow certain motor-driven cycles and motor scooters to be parked on a sidewalk so long as the vehicles do not impede the normal flow of pedestrial traffic

SB 202
Effective July 10, 2014


Control Share Acquisition (Obhof, Kearney) To require board approval for Act opt-out amendments of a corporation's regulations or articles of incorporation, and to apply a three-year look-back period to ownership of shares for purposes of determining applicability of certain shareholder transaction laws.
 

SB 255
 

Enactment News


Proof of Financial Responsibility (Brown) To permit a person to present proof of financial responsibility to the Registrar of Motor Vehicles, a peace officer, a traffic violations bureau, or a court through use of an electronic wireless communications device.

SB 342
Effective March 19, 2015

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Photo Monitoring (Seitz) To establish conditions for the use by local authorities of traffic law photo-monitoring devices to detect certain traffic law violations.

SB 361
Effective March 19, 2015

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Criminal Liability - Degree of Culpability (Seitz) To clarify when strict criminal liability is imposed or a degree of culpability is required for the commission of an offense, to modify the concept of acting recklessly, and to require that future acts creating criminal offenses specify the requisite degree of culpability.