On June 13, 2016, Governor Kasich signed S.B. 204 into law, making driver's license suspensions in drug cases discretionary rather than mandatory. The old law required a judge to suspend the driver's license of anyone convicted of a drug offense, even a minor misdemeanor possession charge. Advocates of the change in the law have argued for years that the mandatory suspension made no sense as a punishment when a drug possession is completely unrelated to the operation of a vehicle.
Prior to heading home for the summer, Ohio legislators sent several bills to the Governor's desk for signature. Many of those bills have an impact on the criminal laws.
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The Ohio Senate and House of Representatives recently passed legislation regarding license suspensions for drug offense convictions.