130th Ohio General Assembly
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(126th General Assembly)
(Substitute Senate Bill Number 137)



AN ACT
To amend section 2151.99 of the Revised Code to increase the penalty for a failure to make a mandatory report of abuse or neglect of a child from a misdemeanor of the fourth degree to a misdemeanor of the first degree if the child who is the subject of the report that is not made suffers or faces the threat of suffering the wound, injury, disability, or condition that would be the basis of the report when the child is under either the direct care or supervision of the offender acting in the offender's official or professional capacity or the direct care or supervision of another person over whom the offender has supervisory control.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio:

SECTION 1.  That section 2151.99 of the Revised Code be amended to read as follows:

Sec. 2151.99.  (A) Whoever violates division (D)(2) or (3) of section 2151.313 or division (A)(1) or (H)(2) of section 2151.421 of the Revised Code is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.

(B) Whoever violates division (D)(1) of section 2151.313 of the Revised Code is guilty of a minor misdemeanor.

(C) Whoever violates division (A)(1) of section 2151.421 of the Revised Code shall be punished as follows:

(1) Except as otherwise provided in division (C)(2) of this section, the offender is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.

(2) The offender is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree if the child who is the subject of the required report that the offender fails to make suffers or faces the threat of suffering the physical or mental wound, injury, disability, or condition that would be the basis of the required report when the child is under the direct care or supervision of the offender who is then acting in the offender's official or professional capacity or when the child is under the direct care or supervision of another person over whom the offender while acting in the offender's official or professional capacity has supervisory control.

SECTION 2. That existing section 2151.99 of the Revised Code is hereby repealed.

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