Senators Widener (R) & Beagle (L) join Governor Kasich (Center) for the signing of S.B.7
Ohio Gov. John Kasich has signed a bill requiring Ohio courts to report certain mental health information for inclusion in a law enforcement database.
The bill signed Tuesday is named after a Clark County sheriff's deputy who was fatally shot two years ago. State Representatives Chris Widener from Springfield and Bill Beagle from Tipp city joined the governor for the signing of the Deputy Suzanne Hopper Act.
Ohio courts would have to report certain mental health information for inclusion in a law enforcement database under a bill headed to the governor.
The House passed the measure on a 92-0 vote Wednesday. The Senate previously passed the bill.
Courts would be required to report to law enforcement agencies those who have been found not guilty by reason of insanity, or people who have been convicted of a violent offense and ordered to get mental health treatment.
The bill is named after a sheriff's deputy who was fatally shot two years ago.
The Ohio Department of Transportation has revealed which sections of rural interstate highway will have a higher speed limit of 70 mph instead of 65 mph starting July 1.
The department said Tuesday that the limit will increase on more than 570 miles of interstate highway. The increase applies to parts of Interstates 70, 71, 75, 76, 77 and 90 but doesn't include sections of those roads in major metropolitan areas and a few smaller cities along the way.
More than 300 signs will be made to alert drivers about the new limits.
A proposal in the Ohio Senate prompting concern from some public officials would make more meetings among government officials public and provide more details on government talks behind closed doors.
The proposal would expand the types of discussions subject to the law and require more information stated publicly in motions to hold closed-door sessions under Ohio's Open Meetings Act. It also would expand fees and expenses that may be recovered for violations of the act.