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More Information on Senate Bill 201

Lawmakers want to make it easier to shut down certain nuisance properties

Please click on the above link to see what was on Channel 4 on September 29.  I have requested to speak, along with others from Northland, at the second hearing before the Legislative Committee on October 7th – the exact time is not yet known,  probably between 2:30 pm & 4 pm.

If anyone is available to attend to show support that would be great.   Thanks, Pat Wood.


Update on Senate Bill 201 Nuisance Law Hearing


The following info is from Senator Hughes’s office as to the procedure for Senate Bill 201 Nuisance Law Hearing:

Sponsorship Testimony will take place on Wednesday, September 23rd @ 2:30pm
· Senator Hughes will introduce the bill
· Other Senators may ask questions of Senator Hughes
· No supporters (such as, Asst. Prosecutor Bill Sperlazza, officers Geis and Clinger, or supportive citizens) will be speaking on this day
· All are still welcome to attend

“Proponent Testimony” will very likely (“90% sure”) take place on Wednesday October 7th at either 2:30 PM or 4:00 PM
· Asst. Prosecutor Sperlazza, along with Officers Clinger and Geis will make remarks on the record in support of the Bill
· Citizens who would like to register to speak in support of the Bill at this hearing, or who wish to submit their support in writing, may email Lisa Valentine at
· All are welcome to attend.

Community Support Needed to Add Violence to Nuisance Law

Your support is needed by either writing or e-mailing your representative to support the following nuisance bill – or by attending the upcoming hearing (see below).   This is not a one party issue, it is an issue for Republicans, Democrats & Independents – so let’s get together as a community to support this bill.   The crime along the 161/I-71 area has significantly decreased because of the closing of the “bad” hotels – so let’s get this bill passed. This bill is so important for our community and the entire State of Ohio.  It will add violence, i.e. shootings & murders, to the nuisance law and in turn help to close places such as hotels, clubs etc. where such violence has occurred.

To contact the representative for our area here is the information & feel free to contact others.

David Leland, District 22, 77 South High Street, 10th Floor, Columbus, OH  43215

Phone: (614) 466-2473      Fax: (614) 719-6961  Reference HB 126

To send an E-mail go to this web site: also 

Senator Jim Hughes

1 Capitol Square, 1st Floor   614-466-5981

e-mail & click under his name.

Senator Jim Hughes, sponsor of this bill.  SB 201

Below are the details for the 1st hearing on this bill:

What: Senate Bill 201, Nuisance Law
When: Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015 at 2.30pm
Where: Ohio Statehouse
1 Capitol Square
Finance Hearing Room
Who: Anyone who is available please come to support this Bill. (I (Pat Wood) plan on attending & we need as many of you as possible to attend.   Thanks


131st General Assembly Regular Session


As Introduced

Senator Hughes Cosponsor: Senator Yuko


S. B. No. 201

To amend section 3767.01 of the Revised Code to 1 expand nuisance law to apply to any real 2 property, including vacant land, on which an 3 offense of violence has occurred or is 4 occurring. 5


Section 1. That section 3767.01 of the Revised Code be 6 amended to read as follows:

Sec. 3767.01. As used in all sections of the Revised Code 8 relating to nuisances:

(A) “Place” includes any building, erection, or place or 10 any separate part or portion thereof or the ground itself;

(B) “Person” includes any individual, corporation,  association, partnership, trustee, lessee, agent, or assignee;

(C) “Nuisance” means any of the following:

(1) That which is defined and declared by statutes to be a  nuisance;

(2) Any place in or upon which lewdness, assignation, or

S. B. No. 201 As Introduced

prostitution is conducted, permitted, continued, or exists, or
any place, in or upon which lewd, indecent, lascivious, or
obscene films or plate negatives, film or plate positives, films
designed to be projected on a screen for exhibition films, or
glass slides either in negative or positive form designed for
exhibition by projection on a screen, are photographed,
manufactured, developed, screened, exhibited, or otherwise
prepared or shown, and the personal property and contents used
in conducting and maintaining any such place for any such
purpose. This chapter shall not affect any newspaper, magazine,
or other publication entered as second class matter by the post-
office department.
      (3) Any room, house, building, boat, vehicle, structure,
or place where beer or intoxicating liquor is manufactured,
sold, bartered, possessed, or kept in violation of law and all
property kept and used in maintaining the same, and all property
designed for the unlawful manufacture of beer or intoxicating
liquor and beer or intoxicating liquor contained in the room,
house, building, boat, structure, or place, or the operation of
such a room, house, building, boat, structure, or place as
described in division (C)(3) of this section where the operation
of that place substantially interferes with public decency,
sobriety, peace, and good order. "Violation of law" includes,
but is not limited to, sales to any person under the legal
drinking age as prohibited in division (A) of section 4301.22 or
division (A) of section 4301.69 of the Revised Code and any
violation of section 2913.46 or 2925.03 of the Revised Code.
      (4) Any real property, including vacant land, on which an
offense of violence, as defined in section 2901.01 of the
Revised Code, has occurred or is occurring.