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OAJ SIDEBAR

MAY 24, 2018

 

Medical negligence bill reported by House committee
After more than a year of intensive OAJ lobbying, a bill promoted by the Ohio State Medical Association and the Ohio Hospital Association won approval from the House Civil Justice Committee.  The bill was significantly amended from its original version; two of the worst provisions were removed and others were scaled back with amendments.  The OAJ still has concerns with the bill, which now awaits a vote of the full House.

Click here to link to HB 7

Senate passes special legal protection for entities adopting minimal cybersecurity protection

Legislation establishing an affirmative defense for businesses that adopt a minimum level of cybersecurity protection passed the Senate, despite OAJ’s opposition.  The bill now proceeds to the Ohio House where OAJ will try to defeat it.

Click here to link to SB 220

Exception punitive damage cap

One hearing was held and more are expected on legislation that expands an exemption from the cap on punitive damages from felonies involving purposeful or knowing conduct to include felonies for a strict liability offense.   OAJ supports the bill and is working for its passage. 

Click here to link to SB 280

Notary commission modernization

Legislation that authorizes electronic signatures and seals on digital documents has passed the Senate without dissent.  The bill also transfers the power to commission notaries from the county courts to the Secretary of State’s office.  In order to be commissioned, non-attorney applicants would be required to submit to a background check, participate in an education and training course, and pass a test.  Attorneys would have to take some classes.  The bill now goes to the House for hearings.

Click here to link to SB 263

Modifies defense for emergency vehicle negligence

Emergency vehicles must have their sirens or lights activated (or be in conformance with their department policy for operation of lights and sirens) in order to qualify for the current statutory civil immunity.  OAJ supports the bill, but would like to see the immunity repealed.  The bill awaits a vote of the full House.

Click here to link to HB 419

Minors in school bus crashes

Police accident reports will no longer contain the names and addresses of minors who were injured riding in a school bus that was involved in a crash.  OAJ was able to amend the bill to allow reports to be released upon the parent’s request, and journalists will have access to such information.  The bill previously passed the House and has now passed the Senate. 

Click here to link to HB 8

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