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Expand penalties for theft in office and recover audit costs 
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Long Title To amend sections 145.114, 742.114, 1707.01, 1707.03, 1707.04, 1707.042, 1707.10, 1707.13, 1707.161, 1707.17, 1707.19, 1707.20, 1707.21, 1707.23, 1707.24, 1707.25, 1707.26, 1707.261, 1707.27, 1707.28, 1707.29, 1707.30, 1707.31, 1707.32, 1707.34, 1707.35, 1707.38, 1707.39, 1707.391, 1707.40, 1707.431, 1707.44, 1707.99, 1724.02, 2151.34, 2903.213, 2903.214, 2919.26, 2921.41, 2929.01, 2929.18, 2929.28, 3113.31, 3307.152, 3309.157, 4582.06, 4582.31, and 5505.068 and to enact sections 1707.05, 1707.051, 1707.052, 1707.053, 1707.054, 1707.055, 1707.056, 1707.057, 1707.058, and 1707.50 of the Revised Code to expand the increased penalties for theft in office based on the amount of property or services stolen, to include as restitution certain audit costs of the entity that suffered the loss involved in the offense, for any other offense, to allow restitution for the cost of accounting or auditing done to determine the extent of economic loss, to permit intrastate equity crowdfunding under certain circumstances, to provide for a hardship exemption from the requirement that financial statements filed under the Securities Law be audited, to replace expungement with sealing of ex parte protection orders and records under certain circumstances, and to clarify the appellate process for the court's refusal to grant certain protection orders.


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House Government Accountability and Oversight Committee
Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee

Primary Sponsors

Steve Wilson


Marlene Anielski
Steven Arndt
Louis W. Blessing III
Hearcel F. Craig
Jonathan Dever
Timothy Ginter
Stephen D. Hambley
Glenn W. Holmes
Darrell Kick
George F. Lang
Nathan H. Manning
Riordan T. McClain
Derek Merrin
Adam C. Miller
Thomas F. Patton
Craig S. Riedel
Tim Schaffer
Gary Scherer
William Seitz
Ryan Smith
Andy Thompson
Kevin Bacon
Bill Beagle
Edna Brown
Dave Burke
Bill Coley
John Eklund
Bob D. Hackett
Frank Hoagland
Matt Huffman
Stephanie Kunze
Frank LaRose
Gayle Manning
Rob McColley
Sean O'Brien
Larry Obhof
Scott Oelslager
Bob Peterson
Joe Schiavoni
Vernon Sykes
Charleta B. Tavares
Lou Terhar
Cecil Thomas
Joe Uecker
Kenny Yuko
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