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· November 19, 2013

Legislation: Ohio House Bill 297 – Domestic Violence

Bill: House Bill 297  (full text, official bill analysis) Title: Domestic Violence Sponsors: Representatives Gonzales, Driehaus Co-Sponsors: Representatives Stinziano, Milkovich, Pelanda, Fedor, Baker, Slaby, Ramos, Hagan, R., Antonio, Sheehy, Mallory, Ruhl, Reece, Roegner, Hagan, C., Sears, Pillich, Gerberry Bill Analysis:  The bill requires employers that employ more than 100 employees to grant 3-5 days off per year for certain medical and legal issues related to domestic violence. It also permits a tenant to end a rental agreement or have their name removed from the lease if the tenant or a member of the household is a victim of domestic violence.  It also requires the landlord, at the request of the tenant, to change the locks of a rental property. Status: Introduced in the House October 16, 2013 and received a hearings in the House.

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