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H. B. No. 315  As Introduced
As Introduced

126th General Assembly
Regular Session
H. B. No. 315

Representatives Key, Chandler, Allen, Sykes, S. Patton, Ujvagi 

To enact section 2923.26 of the Revised Code to prohibit a person from using a stun gun or taser on school premises.

Section 1.  That section 2923.26 of the Revised Code be enacted to read as follows:
Sec. 2923.26. (A) As used in this section:
(1) "School" and "school premises" have the same meanings as in section 2925.01 of the Revised Code.
(2) "Stun gun" means a device that is capable of temporarily immobilizing a person by the infliction of an electrical charge.
(B) Except as provided in division (C) of this section, no person shall use a stun gun or taser in a school or on school premises.
(C) This section does not apply to officers, agents, or employees of this or any other state or the United States, or to law enforcement officers, authorized to carry a stun gun or taser and acting within the scope of their official duties, to any security officer employed by a board of education or governing body of a school during the time that the security officer is on duty pursuant to that contract of employment, or to any person who has written authorization from the board of education or the governing body of the school to use a stun gun or taser and who uses that stun gun or taser in accordance with that authorization, provided that the use of a stun gun or taser on a student is only authorized by this section in a life threatening situation or when lethal force is justified.
(D) Whoever violates division (B) of this section is guilty of unlawful use of a stun gun or taser on school premises, a felony of the fifth degree.
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