Sierah’s Law passes Statehouse committee 12-0 vote

Sierah’s Law passes Statehouse committee 12-0 vote
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(WTOL) - Progress was made Tuesday in the Ohio Statehouse regarding Sierah’s Law as it passed the Ohio House committee by an unanimous 12 to 0 vote.

The law is named after Sierah Joughin who was murdered in summer 2016.

The law, which also passed the state senate, would create a violent offender registry in Ohio.

The family and those in support of the bill want those convicted of third-degree felonies and higher to register, therefore being more easily traceable.

They said such a registry could have saved Sierah’s life.

Sierah’s aunt said they expect a vote in the full house either this Thursday or later next week.

It would then head to Governor Kasich's desk to be signed.

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