State Senator Kevin Bacon (R-Minerva Park) announced the passage of legislation today which institutes reasonable consumer reforms and enables the State Attorney General’s Office to perform its day-to-day operations more efficiently.

“Senate Bill 227 is a tremendous step toward increasing government efficiency and preserving the rights, privacy, and security of Ohioans across the state,” said Bacon.

The bill will better safeguard personal information like social security numbers, driver’s licenses, and financial account data under public records law.

Among other provisions, Senator Bacon's legislation expressly permits courts to order fingerprinting further along in the judicial process when required by current law, and to clarify existing anti-competition laws when bids are affiliated with public offices.

Senate Bill 227 will now proceed to the Ohio House of Representatives.

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