132nd General Assembly, Regular Session, pt. 1 1 (2017-2018)

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                                      (132nd General Assembly)
                                    (Substitute House Bill Number 1)



                                      AN ACT



        To amend sections 109.42, 2151.34, 2903.214, 2919.26, 3113.31, and 3113.33 of the
           Revised Code to authorize the issuance of a domestic violence civil protection
           order with respect to conduct directed at a petitioner alleging violence in a dating
           relationship of a specified nature, to provide access to domestic violence shelters
           for victims of violence in such a dating relationship, and to require the Attorney
           General's victim's bill of rights pamphlet to include a notice that a person alleging
           violence in such a dating relationship has the right to petition for a domestic
           violence civil protection order.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio:


        SECTION 1. That sections 109.42, 2151.34, 2903.214, 2919.26, 3113.31, and 3113.33 of the
Revised Code be amended to read as follows:
        Sec. 109.42. (A) The attorney general shall prepare and have printed a pamphlet that contains
a compilation of all statutes relative to victim's rights in which the attorney general lists and explains
the statutes in the form of a victim's bill of rights. The attorney general shall distribute the pamphlet
to all sheriffs, marshals, municipal corporation and township police departments, constables, and
other law enforcement agencies, to all prosecuting attorneys, city directors of law, village solicitors,
and other similar chief legal officers of municipal corporations, and to organizations that represent or
provide services for victims of crime. The victim's bill of rights set forth in the pamphlet shall
contain a description of all of the rights of victims that are provided for in Chapter 2930. or in any
other section of the Revised Code and shall include, but not be limited to, all of the following:
        (1) The right of a victim or a victim's representative to attend a proceeding before a grand
jury, in a juvenile case, or in a criminal case pursuant to a subpoena without being discharged from
the victim's or representative's employment, having the victim's or representative's employment
terminated, having the victim's or representative's pay decreased or withheld, or otherwise being
punished, penalized, or threatened as a result of time lost from regular employment because of the
victim's or representative's attendance at the proceeding pursuant to the subpoena, as set forth in
section 2151.211, 2930.18, 2939.121, or 2945.451 of the Revised Code;
        (2) The potential availability pursuant to section 2151.359 or 2152.61 of the Revised Code of
a forfeited recognizance to pay damages caused by a child when the delinquency of the child or
child's violation of probation or community control is found to be proximately caused by the failure
of the child's parent or guardian to subject the child to reasonable parental authority or to faithfully
discharge the conditions of probation or community control;
        (3) The availability of awards of reparations pursuant to sections 2743.51 to 2743.72 of the
Revised Code for injuries caused by criminal offenses;

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