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Kasich Signs 14 Bills

COLUMBUS – Today Governor John R. Kasich signed the following bills into law:

  • Sub. H.B. 5 (Kunze, Koehler) allows the Auditor of State to conduct feasibility studies regarding the efficiency of local public offices and state agencies, authorizes the Auditor of State to establish a shared equipment service agreement program among state agencies and political subdivisions, and specifies that a state agency or political subdivision that uses the loaned equipment may assume potential liability for its use.
  • Sub. H.B. 113 (Grossman, Manning) requires public schools to provide students with instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator, requires training for certain school employees in the use of an automated external defibrillator, revises the law regarding the Joint Education Oversight Committee, high school equivalency tests, and the awarding of certificates of high school equivalence, and makes other revisions regarding the operation of primary and secondary schools.
  • H.B. 123 (Johnson, G., Cupp) changes the time for notification of an alibi defense in a criminal case, allows the court in a felony case to impose community control sanctions without a presentence investigation report upon agreement of the defendant and the prosecutor, and requests the Supreme Court to modify Criminal Rule 32.2 to allow the court in a felony case to impose community control sanctions without a presentence investigation report upon agreement of the defendant and the prosecutor.
  • Am. Sub. H.B. 164 (Pelanda, Rogers) allows a person who is convicted of an offense that may not be sealed to apply to have the conviction sealed if, before the person makes that application, the offense is changed so that it may be sealed and specifies that investigation reports the Inspector General maintains are not official records sealable under the Not Guilty/Dismissed Charges/No Bill Record Sealing Law.
  • H.B. 171 (Blessing, Dever) decreases the minimum amount of heroin involved in a violation of trafficking in heroin or possession of heroin that makes the violation a felony of the first degree and that is necessary to classify an offender as a major drug offender.
  • Sub. H.B. 178 (Manning) establishes the F-10 liquor permit to authorize the sale of wine by certain wine manufacturers at specified farmers markets.
  • Sub. H.B. 229 (Hambley, Bishoff) create the Ohio Family Trust Company Act.
  • Sub. H.B. 429 (Antani, Reineke) allows employers of automotive technicians and motor vehicle technicians to participate in the Incumbent Workforce Training Voucher Program, revises what constitutes treatment of hazardous waste, defines and regulates autocycles for purposes of the Motor Vehicles Law, and amends sections of the Revised Code that are scheduled to take effect January 1, 2017, to continue the provisions of this act on and after that effective date.
  • Am. Sub. S.B. 97 (Hughes, LaRose) increases by 50% the mandatory prison term for an offender who is convicted of a firearm specification and previously has been convicted of a firearm specification; prohibits violent career criminals from knowingly acquiring, having, carrying, or using any firearm or dangerous ordnance; requires a mandatory prison term for a violent career criminal convicted of committing a violent felony offense while armed with a firearm; corrects a provision regarding delinquent child dispositions for specifications; provides certain prisoners credit for time spent in jail in determining eligibility to apply for judicial release; and specifies that no presentence investigation report is required for shock probation to be granted to an offender convicted of an offense before July 1, 1996.
  • Sub. S.B. 123 (Hughes) allows emergency personnel in public safety vehicles to report certain traffic law violations under certain circumstances.
  • Am. Sub. S.B. 159 (Hughes) amends the law governing motor vehicle license plate county identification stickers, creates various license plates, changes the name of the Port Columbus International Airport to the John Glenn Columbus International Airport, and designates a portion of State Route 2 in Cuyahoga County as the "Governor Richard F. Celeste Shoreway."
  • S.B. 171 (Seitz) enacts the Uniform Interstate Depositions and Discovery Act.
  • Sub. S.B. 172 (Jordan) exempts from sales and use taxes the sale or use of investment metal bullion and coins, expands eligibility for the fraternal organization property tax exemption to property of an organization operating under a state governing body that has been operating in Ohio for at least eight-five years, extends the deadline for payments of quarterly municipal income tax withholding taxes, and modifies the rules for when municipal income tax withholding payments are considered to have been made.
  • Sub. S.B. 242 (Uecker, Coley) revise the law governing new motor vehicle franchise agreements.