Senate Bill 221

Funding to reimburse Ohio law enforcement brings up concerns about warrant databases

BY: - January 22, 2020

While Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine promotes gun reform laws, the state is offering law enforcement the chance to get reimbursed for funds spent apprehending individuals with warrants. As part of the 2020-2021 biennium budget, the Prisoner Extradition Reimbursement Program was provided $500,000 for law enforcement agencies “that have limited funds to extradite suspects arrested out-of-state […]

Dayton shooting, universal background checks brought up in gun reform bill hearing

BY: - December 5, 2019

Supporters of gun reform measures proposed by Gov. Mike DeWine said the legislation would be an important first step in curbing gun violence, but wouldn’t agree that universal background checks were a better solution. The Committee for Government Oversight and Reform met Wednesday to hear proponent testimony as they review Senate Bill 221, which proposes […]