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Secretary Husted Applauds New Protections for Victims of Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking

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COLUMBUS – Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted released the following statement today in response to unanimous passage by the Ohio Senate of House Bill 359, also known as “Safe at Home.” Secretary Husted called on the legislature to authorize his initiative last year. The bill now awaits House concurrence before being sent to the Governor for his consideration. The following may be attributed directly to Secretary Husted:

“Ohioans will no longer be faced with the choice of exercising their personal liberties or protecting their personal safety. The Safe at Home address confidentiality program will shield the addresses of survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking, stalking and other crimes from public record.

“I thank the members of the Ohio legislature for joining me as we protect the liberties and safety of Ohio voters so everyone can participate in our democracy without fear.”

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