130th Ohio General Assembly
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S. B. No. 61  As Introduced
As Introduced

130th General Assembly
Regular Session
2013-2014
S. B. No. 61


Senator Beagle 

Cosponsors: Senators Lehner, Seitz, Smith 



A BILL
To enact section 149.451 of the Revised Code to prohibit a law enforcement agency from making available to the general public on the internet a motor vehicle accident report that contains a minor's personal information without redacting or encrypting the personal information.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF OHIO:
Section 1. That section 149.451 of the Revised Code be enacted to read as follows:
Sec. 149.451.  (A) As used in this section:
(1) "Law enforcement agency" means an organization or unit made up of law enforcement officers as defined in section 2901.01 of the Revised Code.
(2) "Minor" means a person who is less than eighteen years of age.
(3) "Personal information" means any of the following information with regard to a minor: the residential address excluding the designation of the city, village, or township of residence, electronic mail address, telephone number, and place of employment.
(4) "Address" means the number of the house, apartment, or other dwelling, the street name, and the postal zip code.
(B) If a law enforcement agency or a law enforcement officer or other employee of the agency knows or should know that a motor vehicle accident report contains personal information with regard to a minor, the agency, officer, or employee shall not make the report available to the general public on the internet without redacting or encrypting the personal information pertaining to the minor.
(C) A law enforcement agency or a law enforcement officer or other employee of the agency who fails to comply with division (B) of this section is entitled to immunity from liability on the same grounds as those defined in division (E)(2) of section 149.45 of the Revised Code.
(D) This section does not require a law enforcement agency, or a law enforcement officer or other employee of the agency, to redact or encrypt personal information from a motor vehicle accident report that was made available to the general public on the internet before the effective date of this section.
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