2006 Ohio Revised Code - 2950.99. Penalties.

§ 2950.99. Penalties.
 

(A) (1) (a)  Except as otherwise provided in division (A)(1)(b) of this section, whoever violates a prohibition in section 2950.04, 2950.041 [2950.04.1], 2950.05, or 2950.06 of the Revised Code shall be punished as follows: 

(i) If the most serious sexually oriented offense or child-victim oriented offense that was the basis of the registration, notice of intent to reside, change of address notification, or address verification requirement that was violated under the prohibition is aggravated murder, murder, or a felony of the first, second, or third degree if committed by an adult or a comparable category of offense committed in another jurisdiction, the offender is guilty of a felony of the third degree. 

(ii) If the most serious sexually oriented offense or child-victim oriented offense that was the basis of the registration, notice of intent to reside, change of address notification, or address verification requirement that was violated under the prohibition is a felony of the fourth or fifth degree if committed by an adult or a comparable category of offense committed in another jurisdiction, or if the most serious sexually oriented offense or child-victim oriented offense that was the basis of the registration, notice of intent to reside, change of address notification, or address verification requirement that was violated under the prohibition is a misdemeanor if committed by an adult or a comparable category of offense committed in another jurisdiction, the offender is guilty of a felony of the same degree or a misdemeanor of the same degree as the most serious sexually oriented offense or child-victim oriented offense that was the basis of the registration, notice of intent to reside, change of address, or address verification requirement that was violated under the prohibition or, if the most serious sexually oriented offense or child-victim oriented offense that was the basis of the registration, notice of intent to reside, change of address, or address verification requirement that was violated under the prohibition was a comparable category of offense committed in another jurisdiction, the offender is guilty of a felony of the same degree or a misdemeanor of the same degree as that offense committed in the other jurisdiction would constitute or would have constituted if it had been committed in this state. 

(b) If the offender previously has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to, or previously has been adjudicated a delinquent child for committing, a violation of a prohibition in section 2950.04, 2950.041 [2950.04.1], 2950.05, or 2950.06 of the Revised Code, whoever violates a prohibition in section 2950.04, 2950.041 [2950.04.1], 2950.05, or 2950.06 of the Revised Code shall be punished as follows: 

(i) If the most serious sexually oriented offense or child-victim oriented offense that was the basis of the registration, notice of intent to reside, change of address notification, or address verification requirement that was violated under the prohibition is aggravated murder, murder, or a felony of the first, second, third, or fourth degree if committed by an adult or a comparable category of offense committed in another jurisdiction, the offender is guilty of a felony of the third degree. 

(ii) If the most serious sexually oriented offense or child-victim oriented offense that was the basis of the registration, notice of intent to reside, change of address notification, or address verification requirement that was violated under the prohibition is a felony of the fifth degree if committed by an adult or a comparable category of offense committed in another jurisdiction, the offender is guilty of a felony of the fourth degree. 

(iii) If the most serious sexually oriented offense or child-victim oriented offense that was the basis of the registration, notice of intent to reside, change of address notification, or address verification requirement that was violated under the prohibition is a misdemeanor of the first degree if committed by an adult or a comparable category of offense committed in another jurisdiction, the offender is guilty of a felony of the fifth degree. 

(iv) If the most serious sexually oriented offense or child-victim oriented offense that was the basis of the registration, notice of intent to reside, change of address notification, or address verification requirement that was violated under the prohibition is a misdemeanor other than a misdemeanor of the first degree if committed by an adult or a comparable category of offense committed in another jurisdiction, the offender is guilty of a misdemeanor that is one degree higher than the most serious sexually oriented offense or child-victim oriented offense that was the basis of the registration, change of address, or address verification requirement that was violated under the prohibition or, if the most serious sexually oriented offense or child-victim oriented offense that was the basis of the registration, notice of intent to reside, change of address, or address verification requirement that was violated under the prohibition was a comparable category of offense committed in another jurisdiction, the offender is guilty of a misdemeanor that is one degree higher than the most serious sexually oriented offense or child-victim oriented offense committed in the other jurisdiction would constitute or would have constituted if it had been committed in this state. 

(2) In addition to any penalty or sanction imposed under division (A)(1) of this section or any other provision of law for a violation of a prohibition in section 2950.04, 2950.041 [2950.04.1], 2950.05, or 2950.06 of the Revised Code, if the offender or delinquent child is subject to a community control sanction, is on parole, is subject to one or more post-release control sanctions, or is subject to any other type of supervised release at the time of the violation, the violation shall constitute a violation of the terms and conditions of the community control sanction, parole, post-release control sanction, or other type of supervised release. 

(3) As used in division (A)(1) of this section, "comparable category of offense committed in another jurisdiction" means a sexually oriented offense or child-victim oriented offense that was the basis of the registration, notice of intent to reside, change of address notification, or address verification requirement that was violated, that is a violation of an existing or former law of another state or the United States, an existing or former law applicable in a military court or in an Indian tribal court, or an existing or former law of any nation other than the United States, and that, if it had been committed in this state, would constitute or would have constituted aggravated murder, murder, or a felony of the first, second, or third degree for purposes of division (A)(1)(a)(i) of this section, a felony of the fourth or fifth degree or a misdemeanor for purposes of division (A)(1)(a)(ii) of this section, aggravated murder, murder, or a felony of the first, second, third, or fourth degree for purposes of division (A)(1)(b)(i) of this section, a felony of the fifth degree for purposes of division (A)(1)(b)(ii) of this section, a misdemeanor of the first degree for purposes of division (A)(1)(b)(iii) of this section, or a misdemeanor other than a misdemeanor of the first degree for purposes of division (A)(1)(b)(iv) of this section. 

(B)  If a person violates a prohibition in section 2950.04, 2950.041 [2950.04.1], 2950.05, or 2950.06 of the Revised Code that applies to the person as a result of the person being adjudicated a delinquent child and being classified a juvenile offender registrant or as an out-of-state juvenile offender registrant, both of the following apply: 

(1) If the violation occurs while the person is under eighteen years of age, the person is subject to proceedings under Chapter 2152. of the Revised Code based on the violation. 

(2) If the violation occurs while the person is eighteen years of age or older, the person is subject to criminal prosecution based on the violation. 

(C)  Whoever violates division (C) of section 2950.13 of the Revised Code is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree. 
 

HISTORY: 130 v 671 (Eff 10-4-63); 134 v H 511 (Eff 1-1-74); 146 v S 2 (Eff 7-1-96); 146 v H 180 (Eff 7-1-97); 149 v S 3. Eff 1-1-2002; 149 v H 490, § 1, eff. 1-1-04; 150 v S 5, § 1, Eff 7-31-03; 150 v S 5, § 3, eff. 1-1-04; 150 v H 473, § 1, eff. 4-29-05.
 

The effective date is set by section 4 of H.B. 490. 

 

Effect of Amendments

150 v H 473, effective April 29, 2005, rewrote (A). 

H.B. 490, Acts 2002, effective January 1, 2004, in (A), substituted "subject to a community control sanction" for "probation or," and "community control sanction" for "probation". 

S.B. 5, Acts 2003, effective July 31, 2003, rewrote and redesignated former (A) as (A)(1) and (A)(2); in (B), inserted "2950.041," and deleted "sex" following "juvenile" twice; and added (C). 

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