Columbus - 
State Senator Larry Obhof (R- Montville Township) announced today that he has been appointed to the State Criminal Sentencing Commission by Ohio Senate President Tom Niehaus (R- New Richmond). The Commission is composed of 31 members representing judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, law enforcement and local governments, and is tasked with studying Ohio's criminal laws and sentencing patterns. Since it began meeting in 1991, the Commission has issued a series of reports that have influenced legislation on "truth in sentencing," traffic laws and juvenile offenders. "As the Legislature examines proposals that would reform our prison system and modify our criminal sentencing laws, the work of the Criminal Sentencing Commission will be key to helping lawmakers understand how these changes will impact Ohio," said Obhof, who also serves as vice-chairman of the Senate Judiciary - Criminal Justice Committee. "The continued safety of our communities and those who work in law enforcement remains a top priority for legislators, and I appreciate being given the opportunity to serve on this important panel."
Senator Obhof represents the 22nd Ohio Senate District, which encompasses Medina, Wayne, and Holmes counties as well as portions of Ashland County. For more information, please visit
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