COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Senate has passed a bill to create a violent offenders registry.
Senate Bill 231, known as Sierah's Law, would establish a Law Enforcement Violent Offender Data Base in Ohio, with the ability for citizens to also learn the residence of felons convicted of violent offenses at their county sheriff’s office. It passed the Senate Wednesday with a vote of 31-2.
State Senator Randy Gardner, one of the bill's main sponsors, applauded the bill's passage. “Sierah Joughin’s life helped make the lives of others better. Today, in the spirit of Sierah, we can help make Ohio lives safer,” he said.
The measure now goes to the Ohio House of Representatives.