2929.11. See syllabus paragraphs from State v. Foster (2006 Ohio Revised Code - 856) set forth in the "Case Notes and OAG" section below under "Constitutionality".

§ 2929.11. Purposes of felony sentencing; discrimination prohibited.

(A)  A court that sentences an offender for a felony shall be guided by the overriding purposes of felony sentencing. The overriding purposes of felony sentencing are to protect the public from future crime by the offender and others and to punish the offender. To achieve those purposes, the sentencing court shall consider the need for incapacitating the offender, deterring the offender and others from future crime, rehabilitating the offender, and making restitution to the victim of the offense, the public, or both. 

(B)  A sentence imposed for a felony shall be reasonably calculated to achieve the two overriding purposes of felony sentencing set forth in division (A) of this section, commensurate with and not demeaning to the seriousness of the offender's conduct and its impact upon the victim, and consistent with sentences imposed for similar crimes committed by similar offenders. 

(C)  A court that imposes a sentence upon an offender for a felony shall not base the sentence upon the race, ethnic background, gender, or religion of the offender. 

HISTORY: 146 v S 2. Eff 7-1-96.

Not analogous to former RC § 2929.11 (134 v H 511; 137 v S 119; 139 v S 199; 140 v S 210; 140 v H 265; 140 v S 4; 141 v H 284; 143 v H 51; 143 v S 258), repealed 146 v S 2, § 2, eff 7-1-96.

The effective date is set by section 6 of SB 2. 

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