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Thursday Bill Roundup: Counterfeiting, Veterans’ Courts and More

Each week, we highlight some of the bills and resolutions introduced in the Ohio Legislature in the past week. For question about these bills, or to see the full list, contact Laura Dixon-Caldwell. Criminal Law  HB 405-Counterfeiting Law  This bill would create the offense of counterfeiting and include counterfeiting within the definition of “corrupt activity” under the …

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Friday Bill Roundup: Free Speech, Land Installment Contracts and More

Each Friday, we highlight some of the bills and resolutions introduced in the Ohio Legislature in the past week. For question about these bills, or to see the full list, contact Laura Dixon-Caldwell. Criminal Law  SB 207-Felonious Assault Expansion  Senate bill 207 would expand felonious assault to include strangulation or suffocation. Free Speech SB206-Ohio Citizen Participation …

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Friday Bill Round-Up: Bullies, Vicious Dogs and More

Each Friday, we highlight some of the bills and resolutions introduced in the Ohio Legislature in the past week. For question about these bills, or to see the full list, contact Laura Dixon-Caldwell. Animals HB 352-Dog Law Revision This bill would amend the definition of a vicious dog, and establish training and new procedures for dog …

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Friday Bill Round Up: Business Courts, Pyramid Schemes and More

Each Friday, we highlight some of the bills and resolutions introduced in the Ohio Legislature in the past week. Business SB 184-Wind Farm Setback Requirements This bill would reduce the minimum setback requirement (the distance wind turbines have to be from the nearest, habitable, residential structure) that was set in 2014. SB183-Business Courts Study Committee SB …

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Thursday Bill Round Up: Dogs on Patios and More

Each Friday, we highlight some of the bills and resolutions introduced in the Ohio Legislature in the past week. It was a rather quiet week in the legislature, with only two bills of note. HB 326-Psychotropic Drug Prescriptions This bill would would authorize certain psychologists to prescribe psychotropic drugs for the treatment of drug addiction …

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Friday Bill Round Up: Finances, Firearms, Shelter Pets and More

Each Friday, we highlight some of the bills and resolutions introduced in the Ohio Legislature in the past week. SB 181-Unpaid Municipal Garbage Fees- This bill would essentially treat unpaid garbage fees similarly to unpaid property taxes. The fees would be certified to the county auditor who would then add the garbage fees to the tax …

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Pacemaker Evidence May Be Used in Butler County Arson Trial

On Tuesday, Butler County Judge Charles L. Pater ruled that evidence gathered from a defendant’s pacemaker may be used in his criminal trial.  The case involves the September 2016 fire at the Middletown home of Ross Compton. Police were suspicious due to conflicting statements, and the fact that Compton claimed to have been able to …

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Friday Bill Round Up: Call Centers, Elder Fraud and More

Each Friday, we highlight some of the bills and resolutions introduced in the Ohio Legislature in the past week. Call Centers HB 245-Consumer Protection Call Center Act House bill 245 would require the Department of Job and Family Services to compile a list of all employers that relocate a call center to a foreign country …

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Ohio Supreme Court Reverses Itself-Allows Transfer of Juveniles to Adult Court

Yesterday, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled that transferring older juveniles to adult court when they commit serious offenses does not violate their constitutional rights. If you’re confused, it’s natural. This was a reversal of the Court’s December 2016 decision. The case involved 16 year old Matthew Aalim. In 2013, Aalim was arrested for armed robbery …

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Need Legislative History Research Help? Check Out Our Resources.

Legislative history is one area of legal research that can be really frustrating. We have many resources here that can help. In print, we have the Ohio Session Laws from 1803-2006. (1997-2014 can be found here.) We also have the Ohio House and Senate Journals from the 1840s-1959. We have some post-1959 coverage, but it’s …

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