Senators Widener (R) & Beagle (L) join Governor Kasich (Center) for the signing of S.B.7
Ohio Gov. John Kasich has signed a bill requiring Ohio courts to report certain mental health information for inclusion in a law enforcement database.
The bill signed Tuesday is named after a Clark County sheriff's deputy who was fatally shot two years ago. State Representatives Chris Widener from Springfield and Bill Beagle from Tipp city joined the governor for the signing of the Deputy Suzanne Hopper Act.
Ohio courts would have to report certain mental health information for inclusion in a law enforcement database under a bill headed to the governor.
The House passed the measure on a 92-0 vote Wednesday. The Senate previously passed the bill.
Courts would be required to report to law enforcement agencies those who have been found not guilty by reason of insanity, or people who have been convicted of a violent offense and ordered to get mental health treatment.
The bill is named after a sheriff's deputy who was fatally shot two years ago.