Votes: OH SB160 | 2011-2012 | 129th General Assembly

Bill Title: To require automatic notice to victims of aggravated murder, murder, first, second, or third degree felony offenses of violence, or offenses punishable by a sentence of life imprisonment of certain prisoner or alleged juvenile offender release or transfer proceedings unless the victim has requested that the notice not be provided; to expand victim participation in parole hearings; to require the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction to provide certain information related to paroles to designated public officials; to require the Department to notify the appropriate prosecuting attorney when a felon serving a specified sentence is released pursuant to a pardon, commutation of sentence, parole, or completed prison term; to require that the Department, in cases in which a prosecuting attorney currently is notified that a Department prisoner is being considered for an early release or a specified type of transfer to a less restrictive setting, provide the prosecuting attorney and any law enforcement agency, upon request, with an institutional summary report prepared with respect to the prisoner; to make other changes related to the release of prisoners and victim's rights; to provide that voluntary manslaughter committed with a sexual motivation is a sexually oriented offense, makes an offender or juvenile offender registrant who commits it a tier III sex offender/child-victim offender, and may qualify a juvenile offender registrant who commits it as a public registry-qualified juvenile offender registrant; to waive the notice by publication requirement for a change of name if the applicant submits proof that the publication would jeopardize the applicant's personal safety; to revise the sentencing options for fourth and fifth degree felonies; and to name the victim and family notification provisions Roberta's Law.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 57-33)

Status: (Passed) 2013-03-22 - Effective Date [SB160 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [HTML]

Voting Records

HouseHouse - Third Consideration2012-12-138900089PassedLinkView
HouseHouse - Amendment2012-12-138700087PassedLinkView
SenateSenate - House Amendments2012-12-133300033PassedLinkView
SenateSenate - Third Consideration2012-05-033300033PassedLinkView

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