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House Committee Passes Bill to Exempt Certain Information from Public Record for First Responders

April 9, 2024
Thomas Hall News

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COLUMBUS—The House Civil Justice Committee today passed House Bill 265, legislation to exempt certain sensitive information about first responders from disclosure under public records law, announced bill sponsor, State Rep. Thomas Hall (R-Madison Twp.).

More specifically, documents such as work schedules, redaction request forms, and affidavits of Ohio’s first responders will be protected from public use. 

“This legislation will provide our first responders peace of mind that their families are safe at home while they are out ensuring the safety their communities,” said Hall. “I look forward to seeing this bill cross the finish line in the Ohio House.”

The bill will also clarify additional information protected under the Ohio Revised Code. 

House Bill 265 now heads to the House floor for a vote.