2941.141 Firearm on or about offender's person or under offender's control specification.

(A) Imposition of a one-year mandatory prison term upon an offender under division (B)(1)(a)(iii) of section 2929.14 of the Revised Code is precluded unless the indictment, count in the indictment, or information charging the offense specifies that the offender had a firearm on or about the offender's person or under the offender's control while committing the offense. The specification shall be stated at the end of the body of the indictment, count, or information, and shall be in substantially the following form:

"SPECIFICATION (or, SPECIFICATION TO THE FIRST COUNT). The Grand Jurors (or insert the person's or the prosecuting attorney's name when appropriate) further find and specify that (set forth that the offender had a firearm on or about the offender's person or under the offender's control while committing the offense.)"

(B) Imposition of a one-year mandatory prison term upon an offender under division (B)(1) (a)(iii) of section 2929.14 of the Revised Code is precluded if a court imposes an eighteen-month, three-year , fifty-four-month, six-year, or nine-year mandatory prison term on the offender under division (B)(1) (a)(i), (ii), (iv), (v), or (vi) of that section relative to the same felony.

(C) The specification described in division (A) of this section may be used in a delinquent child proceeding in the manner and for the purpose described in section 2152.17 of the Revised Code.

(D) Imposition of an eighteen-month mandatory prison term upon an offender under division (B)(1)(a)(vi) of section 2929.14 of the Revised Code is precluded unless the indictment, count in the indictment, or information charging the offense specifies t hat the offender had a firearm on or about the offender's person or under the offender's control while committing the offense and that the offender previously had been convicted of or pleaded guilty to a firearm specification of the type described in section 2941.141, 2941.144, 2941.145, 2941.146, or 2941.1412 of the Revised Code. the specification shall be stated at the end of the body of the indictment, count, or information, and s hall be in substantially the following form :

"SPECIFICATION (or, SPECIFICATION TO THE FIRST COUNT). The Grand Jurors (or insert the person's or prosecuting attorney's name when appropriate) further find and specify that (set forth that the offender had a firearm on or about the offender's person or under the offender's control while committing the offense and that the offender previously has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to a firearm specification of the type described in section 2941.141, 2941.144, 2941.145, 2941.146, or 2941.1412 of the Revised Code.)"

(E) Imposition of an eighteen-month mandatory prison term upon an offender under division (B)(1)(a)(vi) of section 2929.14 of the Revised Code is precluded if the court imposes a one-year, three-year, fifty-four-month, six-year, or nine-year mandatory prison term on the offender under division (B)(1)(a) (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), or (v) of that section relative to the same felony.

(F) As used in this section, "firearm" has the same meaning as in section 2923.11 of the Revised Code.

Amended by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, SB 97, §1, eff. 9/14/2016.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.29, HB 86, §1, eff. 9/30/2011.

Effective Date: 01-01-2002