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H. B. No. 235 As IntroducedAs Introduced
|129th General Assembly|
Representatives Antonio, Ashford, Driehaus, Foley, Letson, McGregor, Murray, O'Brien, Ramos, Slesnick, Yuko
To amend section 2927.12 of the Revised Code to
rename the offense of ethnic intimidation identity
intimidation and to prohibit a person from
committing identity intimidation because of the
victim's ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender,
gender identity, or disability.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF OHIO:
Section 1. That section 2927.12 of the Revised Code be
amended to read as follows:
Sec. 2927.12. (A) No person shall violate section 2903.21,
2903.22, 2909.06, or 2909.07, or division (A)(3), (4), or (5) of
section 2917.21 of the Revised Code by reason of the race, color,
or national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation,
gender, identity, or disability of another person or group of
(B) Whoever violates this section is guilty of
identity intimidation. Ethnic Identity intimidation is an offense
of the next higher degree than the offense the commission of which
is a necessary element of ethnic identity intimidation.
(C) As used in this section:
(1) "Disability" has the same meaning as in section 4112.01
of the Revised Code.
(2) "Gender identity" means a person's actual or perceived
gender-related identity, appearance, mannerisms, or other
gender-related characteristics, with or without regard to the
person's designated sex at birth.
(3) "Sexual orientation" means heterosexuality,
homosexuality, or bisexuality, whether actual or perceived.
Section 2. That existing section 2927.12 of the Revised Code
is hereby repealed.