130th Ohio General Assembly
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Sub. S. B. No. 191  As Reported by the Senate Judiciary Committee
As Reported by the Senate Judiciary Committee

129th General Assembly
Regular Session
2011-2012
Sub. S. B. No. 191


Senators Hughes, Wilson 

Cosponsor: Senator Jordan 



A BILL
To enact section 2907.12 of the Revised Code to make engaging in an act of sexual bestiality a criminal offense.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF OHIO:
Section 1.  That section 2907.12 of the Revised Code be enacted to read as follows:
Sec. 2907.12.  (A) No person shall knowingly engage in an act of sexual bestiality.
(B) Whoever violates this section is guilty of engaging in an act of sexual bestiality. Engaging in an act of sexual bestiality is a misdemeanor of the first degree or, if the offender previously has been convicted of a violation of this section, a felony of the fifth degree.
(C) As used in this section, "sexual bestiality" means any conduct of a sexual nature between a human and an animal that consists of the insertion, however slight, of the genitals of a human into the vaginal, anal, or oral opening of the animal or the insertion, however slight, of the genitals of an animal into the vaginal, anal, or oral opening of the human, for the purpose of arousing or gratifying the sexual desires of the human.
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