Exempts from taxation property held or occupied by veterans' organizations that
qualify for income tax exemption under the Internal Revenue Code.
To include appurtenances to roads and bridges to enhance the safety of animal-drawn
vehicles, pedestrians, and bicycles in the types of projects for which local subdivisions
may receive financial assistance through the Ohio Public Works Commission.
Require a hearing screening for each newborn born in a hospital.
Requires delinquent property tax collections to be distributed among taxing
districts in proportion to current tax rates, rather than the rates in effect
while the taxes were outstanding and makes slight changes regarding county
auditor's tax valuation certifications.
Establish a drug repository program for the collection and redistribution of
prescription drugs that are in their original unopened packaging.
Clarifies certain provisions of the Felony Sentencing Law, corrects the penalty
provisions for illegal processing of drug documents, clarifies the eligibility
criteria for intervention in lieu of conviction, requires applicants for nurse
licensure and dialysis technician certification to have a criminal records check,
expands the offense of unauthorized use of property to specifically include
nonconsensual access to a cable service or cable system, revises certain provisions
of the law governing nurses and dialysis technicians as to licensing or certification,
duties, and training, specifies that the members of the Ohio Council for Interstate
Adult Supervision serve without compensation but are to be reimbursed for expenses,
and extends until July 1, 2002, the date by which the State Criminal Sentencing
Commission must recommend changes to the state's criminal forfeiture laws.
Allows local government funds under certain circumstances to be distributed
under an alternative apportionment scheme without the approval of the largest
city in the county.
Expands community school law.
To require public and nonpublic schools to have an employee trained in the
performance of the Heimlich maneuver present during periods of food service
to students, and limits the liability of nonpublic school employees.
Provides property tax exemptions for certain retirement homes, nursing homes,
and independent living facilities belonging to a tax-exempt organization.
Modifies appraisal requirements for state agencies and political subdivisions
making real property acquisitions from private owners.
Implements the recommendations of the Criminal Sentencing Commission pertaining
to misdemeanor sentencing generally and makes other changes in the criminal law,
including changes in the law regarding matter harmful to juveniles, and in certain
provisions regarding the issuance of motor vehicle registrations or driver's licenses.
Adds one additional judge for the general division of the Butler County Court of
Common Pleas to be elected in 2002 for a term to begin January 3, 2003 and declares
Amends existing law relative to the operation of the Department of Rehabilitation
and Correction, including the treatment of prisoners, the Adult Parole Authority,
and the confidentiality of certain reports and information, expands the offense
of sexual battery, creates the offense of illegal conveyance of a communications
device onto the grounds of a detention facility, and provides for the auditing
of community-based correctional facilities.
Makes changes relating to the board of township trustees' journal, meeting minutes,
and publication of resolutions in a home rule township; and allows civil service
townships that are urban townships to appoint any one of the three highest scorers
on a police or fire department promotional exam.
Modifies the small county exception to the drawing, summoning, and service of
jurors for a term or part of a term of a court of common pleas, allows the board
of trustees of a fire district to issue bonds for the purpose of acquiring fire-fighting
equipment, buildings, and sites, allows municipal court judges and county court judges
to be paid in biweekly installments, confirms certain amendments of Sub. H.B. 8 of
the 124th General Assembly relating to the creation of an additional term of the drug
court judge of the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas, creates the Brown County
Municipal Court with one full-time judgeship in that court and abolishes the Brown
County County Court, continues the authority of the mayor of Georgetown to conduct
a mayor's court, creates the Morrow County Municipal Court with one full-time judgeship
in that court and abolishes the Morrow County County Court, continues the authority of
the mayor of Mount Gilead to conduct a mayor's court, and declares an emergency.
Amends various traffic laws to include recommendations from the Ohio Criminal
Provides for establishment of the Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund deferred
retirement option plan.
Establishes the Ethanol Incentive Board, creates corporate franchise and personal
income tax credits for ethanol plants, expands the definition of air quality facilities
to include ethanol and biofuels plants, and declares an emergency.
Revises the law regarding sexual predator hearings for offenders convicted of a
sexually oriented offense but acquitted of a sexually violent predator specification,
revises the law regarding Department of Rehabilitation and Correction employees'
immunity for acts under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Law, makes
certain importuning violations a sexually oriented offense, expands the sex offender
community notification provisions to give more neighbors notice and earlier notice,
changes the law regarding sexual predators and certain habitual sex offenders providing
a notice to sheriffs of an intent to reside at a premise, increases the amount of prior
notice sex offenders must provide relative to changing residence, changes the relevant
age of the victim and offender for the offense of importuning, and declares an emergency.
Creates the Ohio Venture Capital Program to provide for the direction of moneys
from loans into investments in venture capital funds secured through Program
revenues and refundable and nonrefundable tax credits that may be claimed against
the corporation franchise tax, the personal income tax, the domestic insurance
tax or the foreign insurance tax; requires state and county taxing officials to
notify local taxing authorities of pending pollution control tax exemption
applications; allows certain real property taxpayers to file a complaint with
the Board of Tax Appeals; prohibits municipal corporations from taxing S
corporations shareholders' distributive shares of net profits; and makes changes
to the job retention tax credit.
Requires payment, under Workers' Compensation Law, for the costs of medical diagnostic
tests for on or off-duty police, fire and emergency first responders that have come
into contact with the body fluid of another person.
Revises the provisions on the use of public right-of-ways by utility service providers
and cable operators and makes other changes.