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State Senator Bill Beagle introduced and saw enacted Senate Bill 64 in 2013 which sought to resolve the legal issues with Ohio's child enticement statute. The bill was in response to a decision by the 9th District Court of Appeals, which ruled the former statute overly broad and unenforceable. The Ohio Supreme Court today upheld the appellate court ruling, further emphasizing the positive affect Beagle's initiative will have on future cases.
Recent actions by state and federal lawmakers, as well as a coalition of groups concerned with farming and clean water, show that a movement is underway to curb the phosphorus pollution that is choking waterways throughout the Midwest with toxic algae.