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    Legislators and Testimonies

    We had several meetings today with members of the House Criminal Justice Committee. The meetings were successful in the sense we were able to communicate our issues and members were receptive. We were able to convey how the legislation would likely put us out of business and they understood that. Members were receptive when we discussed how H.B. 439 will limit judges’ discretion, the major issues with risk assessment tools as a blanket mechanism for release, and the elimination of bond schedules.

    I wanted to additionally send you the link so that members can access testimony. Members can click on the date and it will have a drop down where you can download testimony. Link is here: http://www.ohiohouse.gov/committee/criminal-justice. I also wanted to provide you the link for the bill – you can also find the bill analysis and fiscal note there: https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA132-HB-439 The following is a direct link for the fiscal note: https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/download?key=8525&format=pdf

    We will continue to have meetings with the Criminal Justice Committee and other relevant members

    Bail Reform in Ohio

    As most of you know Jon Dever & Timothy Ginter proposed a House Bill on Bail Reform Thursday, Decemeber 7th, 2017. In addition to the House Bill they will closely follow the Buckeye Institutes Assessment. There are some serious issues in this bill and assessment that the legislation is trying to put it in to effect. If you have any input or ideas to help get our word out and debunk these false premises please reach out to one of your Board Members.

    Thus far we've been working very diligently with our lobbyist to get a handle on the Bail Reform that has come upon us. We have arranged meetings with Ohio Legislators and Decision Makers throughout the State of Ohio to further educate them on the Bail Industry. We have done Interviews with Local News Outlets accompanied by Jeff Clayton, President of the American Bail Coaltion.

    Again if you have any ideas or want to get more involved please contact one of your board members. Our livelihood is on the line ladies and gentleman, but we believe with our hard efforts our industry will prevail and continue to serve our fellow communities.

    Click Here to view the OBAA Interview with Cleveland News Station

    Click Here to view the OBAA Interview with the Dayton Daily News

    Click Here to see the proposed House Bill 439

    Click Here to see the Buckeye Institute Assessment

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