OH HB97 | 2017-2018 | 132nd General Assembly


Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 13-1)
Status: Introduced on February 27 2017 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2017-03-07 - Refer to Committee: Criminal Justice
Pending: House Criminal Justice Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


To amend sections 2907.02, 2907.03, 2907.04, 2907.05, 2907.06, 2907.07, 2907.09, and 2945.42 of the Revised Code to eliminate the spousal exceptions for the offenses of rape, sexual battery, unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, gross sexual imposition, sexual imposition, importuning, and public indecency and to permit a person to testify against the person's spouse in a prosecution for any of those offenses.

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Remove spousal exceptions for certain sex offenses



2017-03-07HouseRefer to Committee: Criminal Justice


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Ohio State Sources

Bill Comments 750