OTSE Action Fund is a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization whose work is focused on educating the general public, policymakers, lawmakers and interested parties about the need for reform to Ohio’s death penalty system.

OTSE Action Fund advocates for changes to Ohio’s death penalty due to the fundamental unfairness and inaccuracy of Ohio’s current death penalty law; specifically, OTSE Action Fund supports the following legislation pending in the Ohio legislature because, if enacted, these measures may bring increased fairness and accuracy to Ohio’s capital punishment system:

Senate Bill 40 (Eklund, Williams)

Introduced in February 2017, this bill was assigned to the Senate Judiciary Committee. This bill would prevent a death sentence for individuals who suffered from serious mental illness at the time of the crime.

House Bill 81 (Seitz, Antonio)

Introduced in March 2017, this bill was assigned to the House Criminal Justice Committee. This bill would prevent a death sentence for individuals who suffered from serious mental illness at the time of the crime.

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