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Wednesday, May 04, 2005

New Bill Introductions - 5/3/2005

SB 138 ROAD RAGE (Grendell) To provide that if a person is convicted of committing a state motor vehicle moving violation immediately after initiating a road rage incident, the moving violation is at least a fourth-degree misdemeanor and the court must, in addition, fine the person at least $100 and require the person to attend a road rage abatement seminar, and to require remedial driving courses to be taken in person. Am. & En. 4510.037, 4510.038, 4511.86 & 4511.861 Full Text

SB 139 PRECINCT OFFICERS (Stivers) To permit a board of elections, in conjunction with a board of education, the governing authority of a community school, or the chief administrator of a nonpublic school, to establish a program permitting certain high school seniors to serve as precinct officers on the day of an election, and to permit a board of elections to establish such a program for home-instructed students who are in the equivalent of the twelfth year of a one through twelve year instructional program. Am. 3501.22 & 3501.27 Full Text

SB 140 COVENANT MARRIAGE (Hottinger) Relative to covenant marriages. Am. & En. 2101.12, 2101.16, 2101.24, 3101.05, 3101.13, 3101.99, 3103.06, 3105.01, 3105.08, 3105.091, 3105.10, 3105.17, 3105.171, 3105.01, 3105.18, 3105.31, 3105.61, 3105.62, 3105.64, 3105.65, 3107.03, 3705.21, 3705.24, 109.021, 2101.241, 3101.20, 3101.23, 3101.26, 3101.29, 3105.012, 3105.092 & 3105.172 Full Text

SB 141 DUI SUSPENSIONS (Hottinger) To increase the administrative license suspension periods for persons who are arrested for OVI and refuse a request of a law enforcement officer to consent to a chemical test of the person's whole blood, blood serum or plasma, breath, or urine to determine its alcohol content. Am. 4510.13 & 4511.191 Full Text

SCR 16 SCHRECKENGOST DAY (Spada) To recognize June 26, 2006 as "Victor Schreckengost Day." Full Text

HB 229 SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS (Faber) To authorize two or more school districts and educational service centers to jointly employ the same administrator. En. 3319.06 Full Text

HB 230 MILITARY BENEFITS (Ujvagi) To prohibit discrimination under the Ohio Civil Rights Commission Law and certain other laws on the basis of military status; to establish a voluntary, state-sponsored "patriot discount card" program to provide reduced price discounts for merchandise and services for military personnel; to authorize state agencies to make their interactive video teleconference facilities available at cost to the immediate families of persons deployed on active duty; to exempt from taxation the compensation received by members of the Ohio organized militia for active duty state service related to the effort to combat terrorism within the state; to grant to a service member serving outside the United States in a contingency operation the same extension of deadlines for filing tax returns and making payments under the Taxation Law that is currently granted service members serving in a combat zone; to ease restrictions on the authority of public employers to reemploy retired employees in order to fill a staffing need resulting from an employee being called to active duty; to permit taxpayers to use their income tax returns to make contributions to the family members of active duty military personnel; to require the Adjutant General to reimburse active duty members of the Ohio National Guard for premiums the members pay for federal servicemembers' group life insurance; to require the Attorney General to appoint a staff member of the Consumer Protection Division to expedite certain cases or issues raised by a person, or the person's immediate family, who is deployed on active duty; to eliminate the sales and use tax exemption for investment metal bullion and investment coins in order to provide college tuition waivers to spouses and qualifying former spouses of members of the United States armed forces killed in the line of duty in a combat zone after May 7, 1975; to provide a $50,000 death benefit to active duty members of the Ohio National Guard; to make an appropriation; and to declare an emergency. Am. & En. 124.93, 125.111, 145.38, 153.59, 153.591, 169.05, 176.04, 176.06, 717.01, 742.26, 1517.11, 1531.26, 1751.18, 2927.03, 2969.14, 3307.35, 3309.341, 3333.26, 3905.55, 4112.01, 4112.02, 4112.021, 4112.04, 4112.05, 4112.08, 4117.19, 4735.16, 4735.55, 5101.184, 5739.01, 5739.011, 5739.02, 5747.01, 5747.026, 5747.03, 5747.113, 5919.33, 125.024, 145.386, 742.261, 1349.04, 3307.354, 3309.346, 5902.20, 5902.26 & 5919.31 Full Text

HB 231 AIRPLANE LASERS (Mason) To prohibit a person from knowingly discharging a laser into the cockpit of an aircraft. Am. & En. 2909.21 & 2909.081 Full Text

HB 232 FERTILIZER SALES (Mason) To define "restricted fertilizer" and require that a distributor of a restricted fertilizer be registered with the Director of Agriculture, obtain identification from persons making purchases, and maintain specified records of sales. Am. & En. 905.31, 905.34, 905.99 & 905.341 Full Text

HB 233 BANK FEES (Coley) To authorize banks to charge the same interest and fees as banks in other states. Am. 1109.15 Full Text

HB 234 PRECINCT OFFICERS (Wolpert) To permit a board of elections, in conjunction with a board of education, the governing authority of a community school, or the chief administrator of a nonpublic school, to establish a program permitting certain high school seniors to serve as precinct officers on the day of an election, and to permit a board of elections to establish such a program for home-instructed students who are in the equivalent of the twelfth year of a one through twelve year instructional program. Am. 3501.22 & 3501.27 Full Text

HB 235 CORONER'S LAW (Wagner) To make changes to the Coroner's Law and associated provisions of the Death and Fetal Certificate Law, to require that the rules of the State Medical Board allow a coroner's investigator who is not a physician to recite facts permitting a physician to pronounce a person dead without a personal examination, and to remove the prohibition against a sheriff or coroner practicing as an attorney at law in a court. Am. & En. 9.36, 313.05, 313.10, 325.17, 3705.16, 3705.29, 3705.99, 4705.01, 4731.053 & 313.123 Full Text

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