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Friday, February 11, 2005

Ohio Bill Introductions

Here are some other bills of interest that have been introduced this session:


HB 48 IDENTITY THEFT (Hughes) To increase the penalty for identity fraud against an elderly person or disabled adult, and to create the Identity Fraud Passport.

HB 49 SEXUALLY ORIENTED OFFENSES (DeGeeter) To clarify what constitutes visual representations of a minor for prosecutions of pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor.

HB 56 TRAFFICLIGHT CAMERAS (Raussen) To generally prohibit the use by law enforcement agencies of traffic law photo-monitoring devices.


SB 9 OHIO TERRORISM LAW (Jacobson) To require law enforcement officers to comply with certain federal mandates regarding homeland security; to create the offenses of criminal possession of a chemical weapon or biological weapon, criminal use of a chemical weapon or biological weapon, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of a chemical weapon or biological weapon, money laundering in support of terrorism, and unlawful possession of a powerful laser;

SB 11 MINIMUM WAGE (Prentiss) To raise the standard minimum wage to $6.15 an hour beginning January 1, 2006, then to $7.15 an hour beginning January 1, 2007, and to require an annual adjustment of the standard minimum wage each year based on the consumer price index for urban wage earners and clerical workers.

SB 14 PRESCRIPTION DRUGS (Hagan, R.) To create the Drug Importation Program.

SB 29 SALES TAX EXEMPTION (Coughlin) To provide a one-week period each year from 2005 to 2008 during which sales of personal computer systems are exempt from sales and use taxes.

SB 35 INCOME TAX RETURNS (Spada) To allow married couples to file joint or separate state income tax returns, regardless of their federal income tax filing status.

SB 36 VOTER IDENTIFICATION (Spada) To generally require all electors who appear in a polling place to provide identification before being permitted to cast a ballot.

SB 47 STATE PARK FEES (Grendell) To prohibit the Division of Parks and Recreation in the Department of Natural Resources from adopting rules establishing a fee for parking a motor vehicle in a state park or for admission to a state park and to declare an emergency.



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