HB 342 – State Property Privatization Limits (2011-2012)
Link to Bill:http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/bills.cfm?ID=129_HB_342
HB 342 limits the conditions under which the state may sell, lease, or otherwise privatize state assets, property, or functions.
Primary Sponsors:Rep. Driehaus (D), Rep. Pillich (D)
Secondary Sponsors:Rep. Antonio (D), Rep. Foley (D), Rep. Garland (D), Rep. Letson (D), Rep. Murray (D), Rep. O’Brien (D), Rep. R. Hagan (D), Rep. Ramos (D), Rep. Reece (D), Rep. Weddington (D)
Committee:State Government and Elections (H)
LSC Legislation Status:http://lsc.state.oh.us/coderev/hou129.nsf/House+Bill+Number/0342?OpenDocument
Our take on this bill:
While HB 342 does not have any direct relevance to civil liberties, the ACLU of Ohio has been concerned about the privatization of a number of the state’s correctional facilities. Noting this concern, we continue to monitor some state privatization efforts.