Ohio Law

News and Announcements from the Supreme Court of Ohio and Other Governmental Entities Within the Buckeye State.

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Supreme Court of Ohio Case Announcements and Administrative Actions - 7/14/2005

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Supreme Court of Ohio Orders Disclosure of BWC Coin Fund Purchase Records

Here is a nice summary of the opinion. Here is the link to the full text.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2005

New Bill Introductions

HB 312 HANDICAPPED PARKING/VOTING (Evans, C.) To ensure handicapped parking at polling places and to require the director of a board of elections to sign a statement verifying the availability of that parking after each election. Am. 3501.29 Full Text

HB 313 PUBLIC FUNDS (Stewart, J.) To reduce pledging requirements by public depositories securing repayment of public moneys; to specify debt and other obligations of certain out-of-state subdivisions as eligible to secure repayment of state or political subdivision public moneys; and to authorize investment of certain state, political subdivision, and county public moneys in certificates of deposit issued by federally insured banks and savings and loan associations, wherever located, provided certain conditions apply. Am. & En. 135.18, 135.181, 135.144 & 135.353. Full Text

HB 314 COLLECTIVE BARGAINING (Brinkman) To remove any requirement under the Public Employees Collective Bargaining Law that public employees join or pay dues to any employee organization; to expand the scope of unfair labor practices under that law; to make other changes in the Public Employees Collective Bargaining Law; to prohibit any requirement that employees of private employers join or pay dues to any employee organization and require public and private employers to post notices to that effect; to prohibit certain actions by private employers relative to employee organization membership and to establish civil and criminal penalties against private employers who violate those prohibitions. Am. & En. 9.81, 4113.02, 4117.03, 4117.05, 4117.09, 4117.11, 4113.02, 4117.031, 4117.081, 4119.01, 4119.02, 4119.03, 4119.05, 4119.06, 4119.07 & 4119.99 Full Text

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Supreme Court of Ohio Decisions Posted 7/13/2005

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

2004-0247 In re S.J., 2005-Ohio-3215.
Cuyahoga App. No. 82106, 2003-Ohio-5071. Judgment reversed and cause remanded.
Moyer, C.J., Resnick, Pfeifer, Lundberg Stratton, O'Connor, O'Donnell and Lanzinger, JJ., concur.
Opinion: http://www.sconet.state.oh.us/rod/newpdf/0/2005/2005-Ohio-3215.pdf
Summary: Juvenile Court May Not Proceed To Judgment While State’s Appeal of Bindover Denial Is Pending

2004-2077. Columbus Bar Assn. v. Torian, 2005-Ohio-3216.
On Certified Report by the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline, No. 04-020. Mary Ann Torian, Attorney Registration No. 0043641, is indefinitely suspended from the practice of law in Ohio.
Moyer, C.J., Resnick, Pfeifer, Lundberg Stratton, O'Connor, O'Donnell and Lanzinger, JJ., concur.
Opinion: http://www.sconet.state.oh.us/rod/newpdf/0/2005/2005-Ohio-3216.pdf
Summary: Columbus Attorney Indefinitely Suspended

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Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Ohio Sunshine Laws Update Available

The Ohio Attorney General's office has announced that its Summer 2005 Ohio Sunshine Laws Update is at the printers. However, I happen to have a copy (PDF, 1mb, 214 pages) that I can e-mail to you if your system can handle that large of an attachment.

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New Bill Introductions

SB 160 MEDICAL CERTIFICATION (Miller, R.) To require instruction in cultural competency to qualify to obtain or renew a certificate of registration to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery. Am. 4731.091, 4731.14, & 4731.281 & En. 4731.093 & 4731.284 Full Text


HB 311 DENTAL ASSISTANTS (White) To allow a dental assistant to apply pit and fissure sealants under certain circumstances. Am. 4715.39 Full Text

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Ohio Board of Tax Appeals Merit Decisions - 7/8/2005

MERIT DOCKET

2003-G-1851 Dayton Supply & Tool Co., Inc. v. Montgomery County Board of Revision, Montgomery County Auditor, and Dayton School District Board of Education. Real Property Tax. Remanded with instructions. Board members concur.

2004-J-403 Shelly Millis and David Millis v. Erie County Board of Revision, and the Erie County Auditor. Real Property Tax. Remanded with instructions. Board members concur.

2004-V-427 Charles G. McHenry v. William W. Wilkins, Tax Commissioner of Ohio. Personal Income Tax. Tax Commissioner affirmed. Board members concur.

2004-M-661 James W. Russell & Dana M. Russell v. William W. Wilkins, Tax Commissioner of Ohio. Personal Income Tax. Tax Commissioner affirmed. Board members concur.

2005-T-23 Logos Investments, Inc. v. Cuyahoga County Board of Revision, Cuyahoga County Auditor, and Westlake Board of Education. Real Property Tax. BOR affirmed. Board members concur.

2005-K-299 Troll Construction, Inc. v. William W. Wilkins, Tax Commissioner of Ohio. Personal Property Tax Penalty Abatement. Tax Commissioner reversed--remanded. Board members concur.

2005-M-355 Ideal Builders Supply & Fuel Co. v. William W. Wilkins, Tax Commissioner of Ohio. Personal Property Tax Penalty Abatement. Tax Commissioner affirmed. Board members concur.

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Monday, July 11, 2005

Supreme Court of Ohio Case Announcements and Administrative Actions - 7/11/2005

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