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Erin Ryan · December 11, 2015

Legislation: Ohio House Bill 234 – Sexual Offenses Statute of Limitation (Eliminated)

Bill: House Bill 234 (full text) Title: Eliminate Sexual Offenses Statute of Limitations Sponsors: Johnson, G., Fedor Co-sponsors: Antonio, Bishoff, Celebrezze, Clyde, Driehaus, Gerberry, Leland, Lepore-Hagan, O’Brien, Phillips, Ramons, Rogers, Stinziano, Sweeney, Sykes Bill Analysis: This bill will eliminate the period of limitations for prosecution of a person for rape, sexual battery, or complicity to commit rape or sexual battery.  Additionally, it would eliminate the spouse exception that protects the prosecution of a spouse for offenses of rape or sexual battery.  It would allow for a person to testify against their spouse in a prosecution case for sexual battery. Status: Introduced in the House on May 28, 2015.  It was referred to the House Judiciary Committee on June 2, 2015.  The bill received a Committee hearing on December 1, 2015.

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