2909.25 Expenses of investigation, prosecution, response costs of terrorism.

(A) In addition to the financial sanctions authorized under section 2929.18 of the Revised Code, the court imposing sentence upon an offender who is convicted of or pleads guilty to a violation of section 2909.22 , 2909.23 , or 2909.24 of the Revised Code or to a violation of section 2921.32 of the Revised Code when the offense or act committed by the person aided or to be aided as described in that section is an act of terrorism may order the offender to pay to the state, municipal, or county law enforcement agencies that handled the investigation and prosecution all of the costs that the state, municipal corporation, or county reasonably incurred in the investigation and prosecution of the violation. The court shall hold a hearing to determine the amount of costs to be imposed under this section. The court may hold the hearing as part of the sentencing hearing for the offender.

(B) If a person is convicted of or pleads guilty to a violation of section 2909.23 or 2909.24 of the Revised Code and if any political subdivision incurred any response costs as a result of, or in making any response to, the threat of the specified offense involved in the violation of section 2909.23 of the Revised Code or the actual specified offense involved in the violation of section 2909.24 of the Revised Code, in addition to the financial sanctions authorized under section 2929.18 of the Revised Code, the court imposing sentence upon the offender for the violation may order the offender to reimburse the involved political subdivision for the response costs it so incurred.

Effective Date: 05-15-2002