(Enacted) Ohio House Bill 115 - Communication Disabilities

To establish a database of persons who voluntarily register as being diagnosed with a communication disability or who voluntarily register a minor child or ward as the parents or guardians of such persons for purposes of law enforcement notification.

SUMMARY:

  • HB 115 establishes a registry for individuals who have a communication disability; 
  • Individuals with communication disabilities are not required to register for this new system;
  • Individuals are put into the Ohio LEADS system; and
  • When law enforcement officers stop individuals they will be able to pull up on their system, and see, if individuals have a communication disability.

Disability Rights Ohio Advocacy:

  • Provided a Statement to the Cleveland Plain Dealer on March 28, 2017
  • Provided Interested Party Testimony on April 26, 2017

PRIMARY SPONSORS:

Representatives Gavarone, Wiggam

SECONDARY SPONSORS:

Representatives Ryan, Greenspan, Kick, Goodman**, Hambley,
Thompson, Arndt, Lipps, Patton, Stein, Riedel, Ginter, Conditt**, Boyd, Barnes,
Kent, LaTourette, Sheehy, Anielski, Antonio, Boggs, Brenner, Butler, Carfagna,
Craig, Cupp, Dever, Duffey, Edwards, Galonski, Green, Hagan, Hill, Holmes,
Householder, Howse, Huffman, Hughes, Ingram, Johnson, Keller, Koehler, Landis,
Lanese, Leland, Lepore-Hagan, Manning, McColley**, Merrin, O'Brien, Patterson,
Perales, Reineke, Retherford, Rezabek, Rogers, Romanchuk, Schaffer, Scherer,
Schuring, Seitz, Slaby, Smith, K., Smith, R., Sprague, Sweeney, West, Young

** indicates the individual is no longer a member of the Ohio House of Representatives

COMMITTEE:

House Community and Family Advancement

Senate Government Oversight and Reform

COMPANION BILL:

No Companion Bill

LINK TO BILL:

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA132-HB-115

LEGISLATION STATUS:

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-status?id=GA132-HB-115

BILL STATUS:

House Action

Introduced in the House on March 3, 2017

Referred to Committee on March 14, 2017

Committee Hearings on: 

March 22, 2017
March 29, 2017
April 26, 2017

Reported out of  Committee on April 26, 2017

Passed on May 17, 2017 by a vote of 93-0

Senate Action

Referred to Committee on May 24, 2017

Committee Hearings on:

June 6, 2017
November 29, 2017
January 31, 2018
February 21, 2018

Reported out of Committee on February 21, 2018

Passed on April 11, 2018 by a vote of 33-0

Signed by the Governor on May 2, 2018

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