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"A cemetery may be considered as abandoned when all or practically all of the bodies have been Removed therefrom and no bodies have been buried therein for a great many years, and the cemetery has been so long neglected as entirely to lose its identity as such, and is no longer known, recognized and respected by the public as a cemetery. 1953 OAG 2978."

Monday, May 20, 2019

House Bill 155 - Ohio Veterans Heritage Protection Act


You can view several proponent testimonies for the passage of this act.  
Organization
Stance

Todd Kleismit
The Ohio History Connection
Linda Jean Limes Ellis
Robert E. Grim
Sons of Veterans Reserve
James Houston
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Dr. R.A. Davis
Society of the War of 1812
Peter J. Hritsko
Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States
Kerry L. Langdon
SONS OF UNION VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR
Fredric C. Lynch
SONS OF UNION VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR

"Prohibits a war relic that is located on public property or on the property of a cemetery association from being sold or otherwise disposed of by any person, but allows it to be returned to the federal government.Summary


Prohibits a war relic that is located on public property or on the property of a cemetery association from being destroyed, relocated, removed, altered, or otherwise disturbed by any person, except under certain circumstances, or if returned to the federal government.

Exempts the state and a political subdivision from the bill’s prohibitions if it can clearly prove ownership of a war relic by written documentation.

Fines purchasers and sellers of war relics and requires that the fines be paid to the county veterans service commission to be used for specific purposes, with half of the fines to be disbursed to veterans' services organizations in the county.

Authorizes the Ohio History Connection, with the help of local historical societies, to compile and maintain a registry of war relics."

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