2930.03 Methods of giving notice.

(A) A person or entity required or authorized under this chapter to give notice to a victim shall give the notice to the victim by any means reasonably calculated to provide prompt actual notice. Except when a provision requires that notice is to be given in a specific manner, a notice may be oral or written.

(B)

(1) Except for receipt of the initial information and notice required to be given to a victim under divisions (A) and (B) of section 2930.04 , section 2930.05 , and divisions (A) and (B) of section 2930.06 of the Revised Code and the notice required to be given to a victim under division (D) of section 2930.16 of the Revised Code, a victim who wishes to receive any notice authorized by this chapter shall make a request for the notice to the prosecutor or the custodial agency that is to provide the notice, as specified in this chapter. If the victim does not make a request as described in this division, the prosecutor or custodial agency is not required to provide any notice described in this chapter other than the initial information and notice required to be given to a victim under divisions (A) and (B) of section 2930.04 , section 2930.05 , and divisions (A) and (B) of section 2930.06 of the Revised Code and the notice required to be given to a victim under division (D) of section 2930.16 of the Revised Code.

(2) A victim who does not wish to receive any of the notices required to be given to a victim under division (E)(2) or (K) of section 2929.20 , division (D) of section 2930.16 , division (H) of section 2967.12 , division (E)(1)(b) of section 2967.19 , division (A)(3)(b) of section 2967.26 , division (D)(1) of section 2967.28 , or division (A)(2) of section 5149.101 of the Revised Code shall make a request to the prosecutor or custodial agency that is to provide the particular notice that the notice not be provided to the victim. Unless the victim makes a request as described in this division, the prosecutor or custodial agency shall provide the notices required to be given to a victim under division (E)(2) or (K) of section 2929.20 , division (D) of section 2930.16 , division (H) of section 2967.12 , division (E)(1)(b) of section 2967.19 , division (A)(3)(b) of section 2967.26 , division (D)(1) of section 2967.28 , or division (A)(2) of section 5149.101 of the Revised Code in any manner, and in accordance with the procedures, specified in the particular division. This division also applies to a victim's representative or a member of a victim's immediate family that is authorized to receive any of the notices specified in this division.

(C) A person or agency that is required to furnish notice under this chapter shall give the notice to the victim at the address or telephone number provided to the person or agency by the victim. A victim who requests to receive notice under this chapter as described in division (B) of this section shall inform the person or agency of the name, address, or telephone number of the victim and of any change to that information.

(D) A person or agency that has furnished information to a victim in accordance with any requirement or authorization under this chapter shall notify the victim promptly of any significant changes to that information.

(E) Divisions (A) to (D) of this section do not apply regarding a notice that a prosecutor is required to provide under section 2930.061 of the Revised Code. A prosecutor required to provide notice under that section shall provide the notice as specified in that section.

Cite as R.C. § 2930.03

History. Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.178, SB 160, §1, eff. 3/22/2013.

Effective Date: 01-30-2004