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Ohio Bill Provides Confidential Address For Violence Victims

Ohio State budget

The addresses of victims of domestic violence, stalking and other crimes would be shielded from use by government agencies under proposed Ohio legislation.

The bill would let victims apply for a confidential address from the Ohio secretary of state if they're worried about attackers tracking them down.

Victims could use the confidential address when registering to vote or for any business with a government agency such as a city water department, school or public university. The secretary of state's office would forward mail to the real address daily.

The bill was scheduled for another hearing Tuesday in the House Government Accountability and Oversight Committee.

Victims of sexual assault and human trafficking also could apply for a confidential address.