The Ohio Supreme Court has affirmed that juvenile court proceedings must be open to the public. The decision also requires a public hearing before any juvenile matter brought before courts is conducted in secret. Reported in the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
The Ohio legislature has approved SB17, mandating that the attorney general establish an Internet civil registry of individuals for whom a declaratory judgment has been issued, “finding that the person would have been liable for assault or battery based on childhood sexual abuse but for the expiration of the limitation period.” The Toledo Blade reports on this first-of-a-kind registry that identifies suspected sex offenders who have not been criminally or civilly prosecuted.
The bill also makes protection orders or consent agreements that have been issued in any one county available in all others.
Minnesota Secretary of State adds address information to their online corporation search.