LFC Comments: Thanks to a Perry Lobbyist for this article.
We spoke to Mr. David Greenspan (R) about both of his bills. We thank him for personally returning our calls, and taking the time to explain his proposed legislation to us.
H.B. 299 is extended the same protection to corrections officers, parole officers and parole board members that was given to military and first responder in H.B. 38 passed in the 132 General Assembly.
House Bill 38 link:
To amend sections 2903.01 and 2923.02 of the Revised Code to provide that purposely causing the death of a first responder or military member is aggravated murder and to require an offender to serve a mandatory prison term for certain types of attempted aggravated murder when the victim is a first responder or military member.
H.B. 311 provides the rules and regulations for an Inspector General position to eliminate fraud, waste and corruption in Ohio’s counties. It is not automatically increasing the size of the government since the position in created only if there is suspected corruption within the county. It is one of the largest growing positions within the country – that speaks volumes of the crumbling morality within our country.]
David Greenspan is the state representative for the 16th District of the Ohio House of Representatives. He is a Republican. The district consists of Bay Village, Fairview Park, North Olmsted, Rocky River, Westlake as well as Olmsted Township in Cuyahoga County.
Greenspan’s Bills Move Forward Through House Committees
State Rep. Dave Greenspan (R-Westlake) announces earlier today that two of his bills have been approved out of two House committees, House Bills 299 and 311. House Bill 299 passed unanimously out of the House Criminal Justice Committee and House Bill 311 passed out of the House State and Local Government Committee. Greenspan testified before both committees.
“I’d like to thank the Chair and members of both committees for recommending the passage of these two important pieces of legislation,” said Greenspan.
House Bill 299 extends protections for corrections, parole and probation officers and parole board members. Additionally, the legislation requires parity of sentencing on these public servants to those for police officers. Greenspan has emphasized this legislation will help keep these officers safe from individuals wishing to inflict harm or retribution against them.
House Bill 311 provides that county governments can request the creation of a County Inspector General’s office to investigate fraud and corruption via a resolution. The County Inspector General would be the equivalent of the State Inspector General, but at the county level. Greenspan coordinated with the Auditor, Attorney General and the State Inspector General on drafting the legislation.
“A lot of work has happened behind the scenes from my office and others on fine-tuning these bills,” said Greenspan. “I’m grateful to my colleagues for moving these bills forward today and I will continue to work on them through the legislative process in hopes they can be signed into law,” Greenspan added.