(Enacted) Ohio House Bill 318 - School Resource Officers

To define the necessary qualifications and responsibilities of school resource officers.

SUMMARY:

  • Prescribes training requirements for school resource officers (peace officers with specialized training);
  • Permits a school resource officer to provide services related to a school district's or school's comprehensive emergency management plan; and
  • Establishes a $10 million grant through the Attorney General's office to allow school's the opportunity to aquire funding for the training of school resource officers and other safety related training. 
  • The language from SB 246 was amended into this bill. 

Disability Rights Ohio Advocacy:

Submitted interested party testimony on April 10, 2018

Submitted a second interested party testimony on June 5, 2018

PRIMARY SPONSORS:

Representatives Patterson, LaTourette 

SECONDARY SPONSORS:

Representatives Boggs, Lepore-Hagan, Carfagna, Slaby, Rogers, Scherer, Smith, Miller, Sheehy, Brenner, Fedor, Hambley, Henne, Smith, Cera, Green, Sykes, Anielski, Antonio, Arndt, Ashford, Barnes, Boyd, Brown, Craig, Cupp, Duffey, Edwards, Faber, Galonski, Gavarone, Ginter, Greenspan, Hagan, Holmes, Hoops, Hughes, Ingram, Johnson, Kelly, Koehler, Landis, Leland, Lipps, Manning, McClain, O'Brien, Patton, Pelanda, Perales, Ramos, Reineke, Rezabek, Riedel, Romanchuk, Ryan, Seitz, Stein, Strahorn, Thompson, West, Wiggam, Young, Lehner, Manning, Oelslager, Tavares, Beagle, Balderson, Brown, Dolan, Eklund, Gardner, Hackett, Hoagland, Hottinger, Huffman, Kunze, LaRose, McColley, Obhof, O'Brien, Peterson, Schiavoni, Sykes, Terhar, Thomas, Uecker, Wilson, Yuko

 

COMMITTEE:

Senate Finance, House FinanceHouse Rules and Reference, House Education and Career Readiness

COMPANION BILL:

No Companion Bill

LINK TO BILL:

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA132-HB-318

LEGISLATION STATUS:

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-status?id=GA132-HB-318

BILL STATUS:

House Action

Introduced in the House on August 9, 2017

Referred to Committee on September 12, 2017

Committee Hearings on:

October 10, 2017
October 31, 2017
February 27, 2018

Re-referred to Finance Committee on March 6, 2018

Committee Hearings on:

March 20, 2018
April 10, 2018

Reported out of Committee on April 10, 2018

Passed the House on April 11, 2018 by a vote of 89-1

Senate Action

Referred to Committee on May 9, 2018

Committee Hearings on:

May 15, 2018
May 22, 2018
June 5, 2018

Passed the Senate on June 6, 2018 by a vote of 33-0

House Concurs to Senate Amendments on June 27, 2018 by a vote of 69-20

Signed by the Governor on August 3, 2018

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