Bill would make protection orders valid upon issuance

TIFFANY L. PARKS | Daily Reporter
Published: 07/03/2014

The Ohio House and has joined the Senate in unanimously passing a piece of proposed legislation designed to clarify state law with regard to the issuance of protection orders.

The bill, Senate Bill 261, provides that a person who recklessly violates a protection order would be guilty of the offense of violating a protection order if the individual has actual notice of the protection order, notwithstanding that the person has not been served with a copy of the order.

SB 261 is sponsored by Sens. Gayle Manning and Kevin Bacon.

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