Comments: OH HB89 | 2009-2010 | 128th General Assembly

Bill Title: To provide that the purposeful killing of a judge or magistrate in specified circumstances is aggravated murder; to increase the penalty for felonious assault, aggravated assault, and assault in specified circumstances when the victim is a judge, a magistrate, or a law enforcement officer, to change the circumstances in which the penalty for those offenses is increased when the victim is a BCII investigator, and to remove the increased penalty for those offenses when the victim is a peace officer; to increase the penalty for assault when the offense is committed in a courthouse in specified circumstances and to change the circumstances in which the penalty for that offense is increased when the victim is a children services worker; to increase the penalty for aggravated menacing in specified circumstances when the victim is a law enforcement officer, judge, or magistrate and to change the circumstances in which the penalty for that offense is increased when the victim is a children services worker; to expand intimidation to also prohibit attempting to intimidate a public servant, party official, attorney, or witness by making an unlawful threat of harm to an unborn of that person; to expand retaliation to also prohibit using force against or making an unlawful threat to harm an unborn of a public servant, party official, attorney, or witness and to modify the culpable mental state for and other elements of that offense; and to make the killing of a judge or magistrate in specified circumstances an aggravating circumstance for the imposition of the death penalty for aggravated murder.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 14-0)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2009-03-18 - To Judiciary [HB89 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]

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