Thursday, December 28, 2006

Ohio bill updating language

A bill introduced in the Ohio House on December 5th. Would do some semantic “housecleaning”, replacing archaic terms such as “insane” and “lunatic” with more appropriate ones such as “incompetent.” Other terms such as “drunkard,” “idiot,” and “imbecile” would just be struck.

Other instances, such as in ORC § 701.01, include ,“unless the context (of the statute) shows another meaning was intended, ‘person’ includes a private corporation, ‘writing’ includes printing, and ‘oath’ includes affirmation.”

Areas include court administration, health & liquor control; real property, taxation, and public utilities; and veterans’ affairs statutes.

H.B. 698

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