Bill Text: OH SB157 | 2011-2012 | 129th General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: To authorize the use of traffic signs warning of the presence of a child with a disability.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 3-1)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2011-04-28 - To Highways & Transportation [SB157 Detail]

Download: Ohio-2011-SB157-Introduced.html
As Introduced

129th General Assembly
Regular Session
S. B. No. 157

Senator Patton 

Cosponsors: Senators Lehner, Kearney, Bacon 

To enact section 4511.111 of the Revised Code to 1
authorize the use of traffic signs warning of the 2
presence of a child with a disability.3


       Section 1. That section 4511.111 of the Revised Code be 4
enacted to read as follows:5

       Sec. 4511.111.  (A) Upon request by a local authority, the 6
department of transportation shall place and maintain on a state 7
highway a warning sign advising of the presence of a deaf or blind 8
child if the department considers the sign necessary for public 9
safety and welfare. The director of transportation shall establish 10
guidelines and procedures as necessary to implement this section 11
and may require supporting information, including medical 12
verification of the child's disability and proof of the child's 13
residence near the state highway.14

       (B)(1) The legislative authority of a local authority shall 15
establish a program for the placement on any street or highway 16
under its jurisdiction of warning signs advising of the presence 17
of a deaf or blind child. The program shall include a form 18
allowing the parent or guardian of a deaf or blind child to 19
request the placement of a warning sign and a process for the 20
appropriate traffic or engineering personnel to approve or 21
disapprove with an explanation, the placement of the sign based on 22
public safety and welfare considerations. The form may require the 23
parent or guardian to provide medical verification of the child's 24
disability and may require the parent or guardian to notify the 25
local authority in writing when the family moves, the child no 26
longer lives at home, the child's disability improves, or the 27
child reaches a specified age indicative of personal safety 28

       (2) If a parent or guardian submits a request to a local 30
authority and the request is for placement of a warning sign on a 31
state highway, the local authority shall forward the request to 32
the department of transportation in accordance with the procedures 33
established under division (A) of this section.34