Ohio Revised Code § 3599.15 - Purchase, Theft, Sale, Destruction, Or Mutilation Of Petitions.

No person shall purchase, steal, attempt to steal, sell, attempt to sell, or willfully destroy or mutilate any initiative, supplementary, referendum, recall, or nominating petition, or any part of a petition, that is being or has been lawfully circulated; provided that the words "purchase" and "sell" do not apply to persons paying or receiving pay for soliciting signatures to or circulating a petition or petition paper.

Whoever violates this section is guilty of a felony of the fifth degree.

Effective Date: 07-01-1996

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