Senate Bill 5 would provide that "On request, a wireless service provider would provide call location information to a law enforcement officer or agency regarding a user in an emergency situation to enable the officer or agency to respond to a call for emergency service by a subscriber, customer, or user of wireless service, or in an emergency situation that involves danger of death or serious physical injury to any person, where disclosure of communications relating to the emergency is required without delay.
It would allow service providers to establish protocols for the voluntary disclosure of call location information, and provide a measure of civil & criminal immunity to “ a wireless service provider, or its officers, employees, agents, or other specified persons, for providing any information, facilities, or assistance to a law enforcement officer or agency in accordance with sections 4927.25 to 4927.28 of the Revised Code.
Senate Bill 7, dubbed the “Deputy Suzanne Hopper Act,” in honor & memory of the Springfield, Ohio sheriff's deputy shot to death two years ago while investigating a report of gunfire at an Ohio trailer park, is going to amend Revised Code section 2945.402 to require that “if a court approves a conditional release, it shall report the approval and information pertaining to the release to the local law enforcement agency, which shall enter the approval and information into the National Crime Information Center supervised release file through the law enforcement automated data system
It will also require that information entered into the national crime information center supervised release file pursuant to this section shall remain in the file until the termination of the conditional release or commitment, and that if a defendant or person about whom information is entered into the national crime information center supervised release filepursuant to this section has contact with a law enforcement agency after the information is entered, the agency shall report the contact to the court that approved the conditional release, to the department of mental health, and if the terms of the release require the defendant or person to receive mental health treatment, to the person, office, or agency providing the treatment.
Senate Bill 7 would also enact section 2929.44 to require that “If a court orders a person who pleads guilty to or who is convicted of an offense of violence to receive mental health treatment, the court shall report the conviction and required treatment to the local law enforcement agency. The local law enforcement agency shall enter the conviction and required treatment into the national crime information center supervised release file through the law enforcement automated data system.
Senate Bill 18’s intent is to amend section 109.52 pursuant to the maintenance of a firearm andammunition transactions database, and to enact sections 109.5731 and 2923.171 of the Revised Code to prohibit a person from knowingly acquiring, possessing, carrying, or using an assault weapon and to require the Attorney General to prepare for the establishment of a firearm and ammunition transactions database.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Introduced Ohio legislation
The Ohio legislature has a couple bills introduced the passed few days which may be of some interest to our readers. They include: