Ohio Passes Bill to Reduce Sanctions for Parolees; Kasich Expected to Sign


Two million Ohioans with criminal records may have an easier time finding work under a bill headed to Gov. John Kasich, who is expected to sign it, reports the Dayton Daily News. The bill also attempts to trim the number of ways Ohioans can lose their driver's licenses and make it easier for suspended drivers to regain their driving privileges.

The Ohio House on Wednesday unanimously approved the bill, which would reduce the number of post-prison and post-conviction sanctions offenders face, such as being barred from holding a commercial driver's license or other occupational licenses. Kasich said the legislation offers redemption. “We are giving people a second chance,” Kasich said in an unusual floor speech to state senators.

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