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.