Thursday, June 14, 2012

"Redemption" Bill for Felons Passes Ohio House

In a bipartisan effort to help Ohioans with criminal records to find jobs (and thus avoid recidivism), the Senate and House have passed the "collateral sanctions" bill, which reduces the number of post-conviction sanctions offenders face, including being ineligible for certain occupational licenses.

The bill will affect almost 2 million Ohioans and is expected to be signed by Gov. Kasich.

S.B. 337

H.B. 524

Columbus Dispatch

Dayton Daily News