COLUMBUS—State Representatives Jeffery Rezabek (R-Clayton) and Steve Hambley (R-Brunswick) today announced the introduction of House Bill 8.

House Bill 8 amends sections of the Ohio Revised Code to exempt from the public records law certain information concerning a minor that is included in a record related to a traffic accident involving a school vehicle in which the minor was an occupant at the time of the accident.

“I am proud to join Representative Hambley on House Bill 8,” Rezabek said. “This common-sense piece of legislation will protect the privacy of our youth. House Bill 8 closes a loophole that currently exists within public records law and serves as a another step forward in preserving the confidentiality of our most vulnerable citizens.”

Hambley furthered his point by explaining that parents shouldn’t lose their children’s right to privacy because their child takes the bus to attend public school. “If a child is driven to school or attends a private or community school, that student is not subject to a public record if they are a passenger in an accident. My bill aims to restore security and peace of mind to the school bus.”

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