101.301 Attorney-client testimonial privilege applies to caucuses.

(A) As used in this section, "caucus" means all of the members of the house of representatives, or all of the members of the senate, who are members of the same political party.

(B) Notwithstanding any contrary provision of section 2317.021 of the Revised Code, the members of the general assembly who are members of a caucus, and the officers and employees of the general assembly who either serve that caucus or serve the members of the general assembly who are members of that caucus, are clients, for purposes of the attorney-client testimonial privilege specified in division (A) of section 2317.02 of the Revised Code and for purposes of any other statutory or common law attorney-client privilege recognized in this state, of the employee of the house of representatives or senate who serves as the legal counsel for that caucus.

Cite as R.C. § 101.301

History. Effective Date: 09-29-1999