Ohio Report for Tuesday, September 30, 2014 House Report

House Panel Reports Bill Imposing Mandatory Prison Term For Violent Offenses

Legislation requiring courts to impose additional mandatory prison terms for certain felony violence offenses cleared a House panel Tuesday, positioning the bill for full chamber consideration this fall.

The House Judiciary Committee favorably reported the bill (HB 349*) during a rare pre-lame duck hearing. It would impose additional mandatory prison terms of five to 10 years for those convicted or who plead guilty to a felony offense of violence and to a specification that the victim suffered permanent disabling harm.

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