- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 7, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Victims of domestic violence, stalking and other crimes could have their address shielded from use by government agencies under proposed Ohio legislation.

The bill would allow victims worried about attackers tracking them down to apply for a confidential address from the Ohio Secretary of State.

The legislation presented Wednesday would allow victims to use that confidential address when registering to vote or for any business with a government agency such as a city water department, school or public university.

The Secretary of State’s office would forward mail to the real address daily.

Bill co-sponsor Mike Duffey, a Republican from Worthington in suburban Columbus, says he’d also like to extend the confidentiality to government-regulated entities like electric utilities.



Victims of sexual assault and human trafficking could also apply.

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