Legislation: Ohio House Bill 193 – Address Confidentiality
Bill: House Bill 193 (full text)
Title: Address Confidentiality
Sponsors: Representatives Clyde, Fedor
Co-Sponsors: Representatives Johnson G., Lepore-Hagan, Phillips, Antonio
Bill Analysis: This bill would establish an address confidentiality program for individuals who reasonably believe that they are in danger of being threatened or physically harmed by another person. Women would be able to apply for this program to protect themselves from domestic violence and sexually oriented offenses.
The program establishes an alternate mailing address with the Secretary of state that participants can use for government transactions to shield their home address and other personal identifying information from the public record where it could be available to abusers. The Secretary of State’s office would serve as the intermediary for election-related correspondence and facilitate voting for the participants.
Status: Introduced in the House May 17, 2015. Referred to the House Government Accountability and Oversight Committee on May 12, 2015.