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In re Bruce S., 2012-Ohio-5696 Senate Bill 10’s (Ohio’s Adam Walsh Act) classification, registration, and community-notification provisions cannot be constitutionally applied to a sex offender who committed his sex offense between July 1, 2007, and December 31, 2007, the last day before January 1, 2008, the effective date of S.B 10’s classification, registration, and community-notification provisions.

State v. Howard, 2012-Ohio-5738.   For a defendant whose sex-offender classification was determined under Megan’s Law, the penalty for a violation of the reporting requirements of former R.C. 2950.05 that occurs after Megan’s Law was supplanted by the AWA is the penalty set forth in the version of R.C. 2950.99 in place just before the effective date of the AWA. (Interpreting the retroactivity provision, Section 28, Article II of the Ohio Constitution).

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