2006 Ohio Revised Code - 2935.01. Definitions.

§ 2935.01. Definitions.
 

As used in this chapter: 

(A) "Magistrate" has the same meaning as in section 2931.01 of the Revised Code. 

(B) "Peace officer" includes, except as provided in section 2935.081 [2935.08.1] of the Revised Code, a sheriff; deputy sheriff; marshal; deputy marshal; member of the organized police department of any municipal corporation, including a member of the organized police department of a municipal corporation in an adjoining state serving in Ohio under a contract pursuant to section 737.04 of the Revised Code; member of a police force employed by a metropolitan housing authority under division (D) of section 3735.31 of the Revised Code; member of a police force employed by a regional transit authority under division (Y) of section 306.05 of the Revised Code; state university law enforcement officer appointed under section 3345.04 of the Revised Code; enforcement agent of the department of public safety designated under section 5502.14 of the Revised Code; employee of the department of taxation to whom investigation powers have been delegated under section 5743.45 of the Revised Code; employee of the department of natural resources who is a natural resources law enforcement staff officer designated pursuant to section 1501.013 [1501.01.3] of the Revised Code, a forest officer designated pursuant to section 1503.29 of the Revised Code, a preserve officer designated pursuant to section 1517.10 of the Revised Code, a wildlife officer designated pursuant to section 1531.13 of the Revised Code, a park officer designated pursuant to section 1541.10 of the Revised Code, or a state watercraft officer designated pursuant to section 1547.521 [1547.52.1] of the Revised Code; individual designated to perform law enforcement duties under section 511.232 [511.23.2], 1545.13, or 6101.75 of the Revised Code; veterans' home police officer appointed under section 5907.02 of the Revised Code; special police officer employed by a port authority under section 4582.04 or 4582.28 of the Revised Code; police constable of any township; police officer of a township or joint township police district; a special police officer employed by a municipal corporation at a municipal airport, or other municipal air navigation facility, that has scheduled operations, as defined in section 119.3 of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations, 14 C.F.R. 119.3, as amended, and that is required to be under a security program and is governed by aviation security rules of the transportation security administration of the United States department of transportation as provided in Parts 1542. and 1544. of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations, as amended; the house sergeant at arms if the house sergeant at arms has arrest authority pursuant to division (E)(1) of section 101.311 [101.31.1] of the Revised Code; and an assistant house sergeant at arms; officer or employee of the bureau of criminal identification and investigation established pursuant to section 109.51 of the Revised Code who has been awarded a certificate by the executive director of the Ohio peace officer training commission attesting to the officer's or employee's satisfactory completion of an approved state, county, municipal, or department of natural resources peace officer basic training program and who is providing assistance upon request to a law enforcement officer or emergency assistance to a peace officer pursuant to section 109.54 or 109.541 [109.54.1] of the Revised Code; and, for the purpose of arrests within those areas, for the purposes of Chapter 5503. of the Revised Code, and the filing of and service of process relating to those offenses witnessed or investigated by them, the superintendent and troopers of the state highway patrol. 

(C) "Prosecutor" includes the county prosecuting attorney and any assistant prosecutor designated to assist the county prosecuting attorney, and, in the case of courts inferior to courts of common pleas, includes the village solicitor, city director of law, or similar chief legal officer of a municipal corporation, any such officer's assistants, or any attorney designated by the prosecuting attorney of the county to appear for the prosecution of a given case. 

(D) "Offense," except where the context specifically indicates otherwise, includes felonies, misdemeanors, and violations of ordinances of municipal corporations and other public bodies authorized by law to adopt penal regulations. 
 

HISTORY: 142 v H 708 (Eff 4-19-88); 144 v H 77 (Eff 9-17-91); 144 v S 144 (Eff 8-8-91); 146 v S 162 (Eff 10-29-95); 146 v S 2 (Eff 7-1-96); 146 v H 72 (Eff 3-18-97); 147 v S 187 (Eff 3-18-99); 148 v H 163 (Eff 6-30-99); 148 v S 137 (Eff 5-17-2000); 148 v S 317 (Eff 3-22-2001); 149 v H 427 (Eff 8-29-2002); 149 v S 200 (Eff 9-6-2002); 149 v H 675 (Eff 3-14-2003); 149 v H 545. Eff 3-19-2003.
 

The provisions of § 3 of HB 545 (149 v  - ) read as follows: 

SECTION 3. Section 109.71 of the Revised Code is presented in this act as a composite of the section as amended by both Am. Sub. H.B. 163 and Am. S.B. 137 of the 123rd General Assembly. Section 109.75 of the Revised Code is presented in this act as a composite of the section as amended by both Am. Sub. H.B. 566 and Sub. H.B. 670 of the 121st General Assembly. Section 109.77 of the Revised Code is presented in this act as a composite of the section as amended by Sub. H.B. 148, Am. Sub. H.B. 163, and Am. S.B. 137 of the 123rd General Assembly. Section 2935.01 of the Revised Code is presented in this act as a composite of the section as amended by both Sub. H.B. 427 and Sub. S.B. 200 of the 124th General Assembly. The General Assembly, applying the principle stated in division (B) of section 1.52 of the Revised Code that amendments are to be harmonized if reasonably capable of simultaneous operation, finds that the composites of these sections are the resulting versions of the sections in effect prior to the effective date of the sections as presented in this act. 

The provisions of § 36.04 of HB 675 (149 v  - ) read as follows: 

SECTION 36.04. Section 2935.01 of the Revised Code is presented in this act as a composite of the section as amended by both Sub. H.B. 427 and Sub. S.B. 200 of the 124th General Assembly. The General Assembly, applying the principle stated in division (B) of section 1.52 of the Revised Code that amendments are to be harmonized if reasonably capable of simultaneous operation, finds that the composite is the resulting version of the section in effect prior to the effective date of the section as presented in this act. 

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