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122nd General Assembly
|S. B. No. 215|
To amend section 2903.211 of the Revised Code to make any repeat
violation of menacing by stalking a felony of the fifth degree.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF OHIO:
Section 1. That section 2903.211 of the Revised Code be amended to read as
Sec. 2903.211. (A) No person by engaging in a pattern of
conduct shall knowingly cause another to believe that the
offender will cause physical harm to the other person or cause
mental distress to the other person.
(B) Whoever violates this section is guilty of menacing by
stalking, a misdemeanor of the first degree. If the offender
previously has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to a violation
of this section
involving the same person who is the victim of
the current offense, menacing by stalking is a felony of the
(C) As used in this section:
(1) "Pattern of conduct" means two or more actions or
incidents closely related in time, whether or not there has been
a prior conviction based on any of those actions or incidents.
(2) "Mental distress" means any mental illness or
condition that involves some temporary substantial incapacity or
mental illness or condition that would normally require
Section 2. That existing section 2903.211 of the Revised Code is hereby