Ohio Computer Crimes Act unanimously clears Ohio House committee

Published by: Jared Weiser

November 16, 2021 | Government Affairs

As member-owned financial cooperatives dedicated to protecting members, few issues cause more angst than a potential cyber-attack exposing and compromising personal account information. So, when an Ohio credit union fell victim to an attempted cyber-attack made by a former employee, the League went to work to fill a legal loophole that prevented the full prosecution of any individual caught attempting to steal information.

Working directly with the credit union and the League, Rep. Brian Baldridge (R-Winchester) introduced the Ohio Computer Crimes Act, or House Bill 116, to provide credit unions and other businesses adequate legal recourse to protect personal and sensitive information. House Bill 116 establishes criminal penalties and restitution for attempted or successful cyber-crimes, regardless of the monetary or personal damages.

House Bill 116 cleared the first hurdle in the legislative process by being unanimously reported out of the Ohio House Criminal Justice Committee on Nov. 10, 2021. Next up for the bill is a full vote of the Ohio House of Representatives. Help secure passage of this bill by clicking here and submitting a pre-written email to the Ohio House of Representatives.

If you would like more information about House Bill 116 or other League advocacy priorities, don’t hesitate to contact Legislative Affairs Director Jared Weiser.

Contact Jared Weiser for questions or assistance.

Jared Weiser
Jared Weiser Director, Legislative Affairs E: jweiser@ohiocul.org
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