HB 15 – Youth Communications Interception Bill (2013-2014)
Link to Bill:http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/bills.cfm?ID=130_HB_15
HB 15 is a bill to exempt a parent and certain other people in positions of authority over a minor from existing state law against the interception of wire, oral, or electronic communications.
Primary Sponsors:Rep. Hill (R)
Secondary Sponsors:Rep. Barnes (D), Rep. Becker (R), Rep. Blair (R), Rep. Boose (R), Rep. Brown (R), Rep. Gonzales (R), Rep. Grossman (R), Rep. Hackett (R), Rep. Hayes (R), Rep. J. Adams (R), Rep. Kunze (R), Rep. McClain (R), Rep. McGregor (R), Rep. O’Brien (D), Rep. Patmon (D), Rep. Pillich (D), Rep. Reece (D), Rep. Roegner (R), Rep. Ruhl (R), Rep. Sears (R), Rep. Smith (R), Rep. Stebelton (R), Rep. Thompson (R), Rep. Wachtmann (R), Rep. Young (R)
LSC Legislation Status:http://lsc.state.oh.us/coderev/hou130.nsf/House+Bill+Number/0015?OpenDocument
Our take on this bill:
While the safety of Ohio’s children is always an important priority, HB 15 is a problematic legislative response that erodes privacy rights, potentially opening the door to unintended negative consequences.
Passed out of the House Judiciary Committee on 10/6/14