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May 3, 2022
Agency Reports Submitted to the General Assembly

Section 101.68(B) of the Revised Code requires that when reports must be submitted to the General Assembly, copies of the reports must be submitted to the Director of the Legislative Service Commission (LSC). Section 101.68(C) requires LSC to monthly inform each member of the General Assembly of the reports received. Below is the annotated bibliography of reports recently submitted to LSC. The bibliography, compiled by the LSC Library staff, also includes other documents that may be of interest to legislators. The links to electronic copies of the documents are included; click "View Report" to open a document. Please call the LSC Library at (614) 466-5312 if you would like to receive more information about this document.

ATTORNEY GENERAL'S CONSUMER PROTECTION SECTION, OHIO.

CONSUMER PROTECTION SECTION ANNUAL REPORT, 2021, 31 pages

Report required by R.C. Chapter 1345; describes lawsuits, judgments, and settlements from 2021 sought to ensure compliance with the Consumer Sales Practices Act; in 2021, staff members assisted more the 20,500 consumers with fraud complaints, and received more than 23,000 reports of robocalls to the Robocall Enforcement Unit.

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ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE, OHIO.

ANNUAL REPORT ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN OHIO, 2021, 14 pages

Reviews the activities of the past year; summarizes Human Trafficking Summit held January 14, 2021; provides brief highlights of the six human trafficking task forces in Ohio that operate under the Ohio Organized Crime Investigation Commission; reports statistics about victims, suspected traffickers, and suspected consumers of trafficked persons broken down by age, gender, and race; identifies alcohol or drug dependancy and being "oppressed, marginalized, and/or impoverished" as the most common socio/economic factors contributing to being a victim.

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ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE, OHIO.

CAPITAL CRIMES: STATE AND FEDERAL CASES, 2021, 412 pages

Report required by R.C. 109.97(B); provides legislative history of capital punishment in Ohio; explains the statutes, executive clemency review, the law as it relates to individuals with disability, and DNA testing; presents statistics, including demographic characteristics, about individuals receiving death sentences; includes case history sheets for every case that resulted in a death sentence since 1981, noting state and federal procedural events; reports that as of December 31, 2021, 336 individuals received a death sentence (341 total death sentences because five individuals received two sentences), 56 executions were carried out, 82 have been removed from death row by judicial action, and notes there are 134 people (136 sentences) on death row.

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ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE, OHIO.

CRIMES VICTIM SERVICES ANNUAL REPORT FISCAL YEAR 2021, 30 pages

Report required by R.C. 2743.69; paid 1,753 claims averaging $3,388 each for the period; notes funds cover reimbursement for medical expenses, crime-scene cleanup, counseling, and other services to crime victims and their families; outlines the duties of the Grants and Victim Services Initiatives units of the Crime Victims Section; describes the the Sexual Assault Forensic Exam program (required by R.C. 2907.28), the Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE), and the Crime Victims Compensation programs; includes tables and graphs of administrative costs, statistics about applications and awards, processing times, annual payouts, types of incidents, subrogation recoveries, and awards by counties.

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ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE, OHIO.

ELDER ABUSE COMMISSION BIENNIAL REPORT, 2020-2021, 17 pages

Report required by R.C. 5101.741; details work conducted by and recommendations from subcommittees in four areas: Direct Practice, Education, Policy, and Research; outlines next steps for the Elder Abuse Commission; lists legislation drafted since the 130th General Assembly (2013-2014) preventing and intervening in elder abuse.

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CONSUMERS' COUNSEL, OFFICE OF THE OHIO

ANNUAL REPORT, 2021, 55 pages

Report required by R.C. 4911.17; presents mission, vision, core values statements, and messages from the Board Chair and Consumers' Counsel; includes biographies with pictures of members of the Governing Board and senior management; includes a brief fiscal report of operating expenditures for 2020; provides background on several bills, focusing on H.B. 6 of the 133rd General Assembly; summarizes actions in major utility cases (including marketing cases) in which the Office represented consumers; includes a complete list of 2021 case activity before the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; highlights activities to educate consumers about utility service and their choices.

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EDUCATION, OHIO. DEPT. OF

ANNUAL STATE REPORT ON PRESCHOOL CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES, 2022, 3 pages

Report required by R.C. 3323.20; reporting period covers SFY 2021; notes an decrease of 10.91 percent of preschool students receiving services over the last reporting year; more than 72.66 percent of students receive services due to a developmental delay or speech and language impairment.

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EDUCATION, OHIO. DEPT. OF

OHIO'S COMMITMENT TO POSITIVE BEHAVIOR INTERVENTIONS AND SUPPORTS 2020-2021, 11 pages

Report required by Section 9 of H.B. 318, 132nd General Assembly (2017-2018); summarizes nine best practices for implementing a Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports framework by school districts throughout Ohio; provides the total number of in- and out-of-school suspensions and expulsions issued by a school district or building to students in prekindergarten through grade 3, disaggregated by category of offense and disaggregated within each offense by sex, race, economic disadvantage and disability; highlights some specific school district practices.

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EDUCATION, OHIO. DEPT. OF

PRESCHOOL AND SCHOOL-AGE CHILD CARE LICENSING REPORT, December 2021, 16 pages

Report required by R.C. 3301.57; covers the period July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021; reports the following statistics about preschools and school-age child programs licensed by the Department: number of sites licensed, enrollment figures, funding sources, number of site inspections, and the number of violations by type of violations.

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VETERINARY MEDICINE, THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY. COLLEGE OF

CANINE RESEARCH REPORT TO THE OHIO GENERAL ASSEMBLY for 2021, May 2022, 65 pages

Report required by R.C. 955.14; reports on research funded by funds set aside from each county dog license fee; identifies completed research, provides interim progress reports, and describes new research projects; reports the amount of money allocated to the research projects; inlcudes table that identifies on a county basis the amount of funds contributed, the number and types of tags sold, and the number of kennels registered; explains the grant review process; includes blank grant application.

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