Senate Bill Supporting Boggs' Reagan Tokes Act Passes Ohio House
Legislation would ensure full rehabilitation, keep more Ohioans safe
Posted December 14, 2018 by Minority Caucus
 
 

State Rep. Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus) today announced the House passage of part of the Reagan Tokes Act, Senate Bill  (SB) 201, which will provide indefinite sentencing for felony-one and two-level offenders. The bill is named for Reagan Tokes, a student at The Ohio State University who was brutally kidnapped, raped and killed after leaving work at a Columbus restaurant in 2017. 


“This legislation is the first step to make Ohio safer by ensuring that the most violent offenders who have demonstrated while in prison that they continue to pose a danger to society, are not automatically released back into our neighborhoods,” said Boggs.


The additional provisions of the Reagan Tokes Act addressing post release control measures will be taken up next year.  These criminal justice reforms include requiring the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation of Corrections to adopt caseload standards for parole officers and adopt guidelines for GPS monitoring.


“While Senate Bill 201 passed the House, we know there is still more work to be done," said Boggs. "We will continue to pursue criminal justice reform in the new year to ensure we are doing everything we can to keep Ohioans safe."


On February 8, 2017, Reagan Tokes was abducted and later found in a Grove City, Ohio metro park. She was killed by a convicted sex offender who had over fifty infractions while imprisoned and been released from prison homeless three months prior, while being monitored by a GPS. It was later discovered that in the months leading up to Reagan’s death, he had committed a series of armed robberies.


SB 201 now moves back to the Senate for a final vote before its anticipated signature by Gov. Kasich.

 
 
 
  
Featured Posts

House Dems Unveil Ohio Promise To Taxpayers

 

House Democratic Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) today joined Democratic lawmakers to unveil the Ohio Promise, a blueprint to renew the Buckeye State’s promise of better jobs and brighter futures.



 
 

Miller Announces Bipartisan Bill To Aid Victims Of Human Trafficking

 

State Reps. Adam Miller (D-Columbus) and Kyle Koehler (R-Springfield) today announced bipartisan legislation that would strengthen penalties for soliciting prostitution and increase funding for Ohio’s Victims of Human Trafficking Fund. 



 
 

Lepore-Hagan Stands With Workers On Eve Of GM Lordstown Shutdown

 

State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) today issued a statement in support of the more than 1,300 workers who will be affected by the closure of GM’s Lordstown, Ohio production facility, which is scheduled to take place as soon as Wednesday, March 6. An Ohio House panel today unanimously passed a resolution urging GM to allocate a new product to the plant, which has employed Mahoning Valley workers for more than 50 years.



 
 

Crossman Responds To Deal To End Parma Teacher Strike

 

State Rep. Jeff Crossman (D-Parma) today issued a statement following reports that teachers at the Summit Academy Parma reached a deal with school administrators to end the ongoing teacher strike at the school.