Archive for February 25, 2009

Ohio Public Defender Indigency Policy

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Office of the Ohio Public Defender Policy on Reimbursing Counties for Representation of Indigent Persons at Hearings Pursuant to R.C. 2950.031(E), R.C. 2950.032(E), and R.C. 2950.11(F)(2)

Because the retroactive application of the sex offender registration and notification provisions in Ohio Senate Bill 10 constitutes an additional penalty and loss of liberty for a previously-adjudicated criminal or delinquent act, and because the hearings to contest reclassification under the bill are criminal proceedings, indigent persons are entitled to representation by appointed counsel to challenge their retroactive reclassification under the bill, as they are in any other criminal proceeding. This applies equally to those challenging their reclassification or community notification requirements in either the general division of common pleas court or juvenile court.

Accordingly, the Office of the Ohio Public Defender will reimburse counties2 for counsel appointed to represent indigent persons in hearings pursuant to R.C. 2950.031(E), R.C. 2950.032(E), and R.C. 2950.11(F)(2). All administrative rules governing reimbursement apply, and all required documentation must be properly and timely submitted, including a notice of appointment, an affidavit of indigency, a financial disclosure form (OPD-206R), and an attorney fee application (OPD-1026R).
This policy remains in effect until further notice.

Husted Residency Ruling

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DaytonDailyNews : Sec. of State Brunner to decide Husted residency issue.

DAYTON — In a tie vote, the Montgomery County Board of Elections sent the issue of state Sen. Jon Husted’s residency to Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner.

(This means, of course, that Mr. Husted will be cleared because the Ohio Capitol is brimming with corruption)

The board voted three times, on Wednesday, Feb. 25, which is standard on tie votes. Board members will send briefs to Brunner within 14 days.

Residency questions have dogged Husted, R-Kettering, for years and the complaints followed an Oct. 18 Dayton Daily News article that raised new questions about whether he lives in Kettering or at his wife’s home in Upper Arlington.

Husted was elected to the Ohio Senate in November after term limits forced him to leave the House where he served as speaker.

Ohio Representative Jon Husted – Speaker of the House, Voted YES on Adam Walsh Act law. Telephone: (614) 644-6008

Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner – General Agency Phone Number: 877-767-6446 (SOS-OHIO) or local 614-466-2655