OSBA commends Ohio House on passage of Senate Bill 33

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Maggie Ostrowski
(614) 487-4425
mostrowski@ohiobar.org

Regarding the passage of Senate Bill 33 in the Ohio House today, all of the following may be attributed to Todd Book, Assistant Executive Director of Policy and Public Affairs for the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA):

“We applaud the Ohio House for its passage of Senate Bill 33, bipartisan legislation which will ensure defendants may have access to the same information regarding their record of convictions from the LEADS (Law Enforcement Agencies Data System) database as the prosecution.​

“The OSBA Traffic Law Committee has been pleased to work closely with Senator John Eklund and Chairman Nathan Manning to restore fairness and clarity in this process by correcting inconsistencies in the statutes surrounding use of the LEADs database and the rules governing criminal procedure.

“This bill helps prosecutors and defense attorneys to do their jobs as intended, and we urge the Governor to sign it into law when it reaches his desk.”

The Ohio State Bar Association, founded in 1880, is a voluntary association representing more than 26,000 members of the bench and bar of Ohio. Through its activities and the activities of its related organizations, the OSBA serves both its members and the public by promoting the highest standards in the practice of law and the administration of justice.

 

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