Bill Would Streamline Licensing, Testing of Ohio Security Officers
Security officers and private investigators would receive one identification card they could take from job to job under a bill before Ohio lawmakers.
The proposed legislation would eliminate the current requirement that a new application, background check and fees be submitted each time a security officer or investigator switches jobs, reported the Daily Journal.
The bill would also create standardized training and testing requirements for security officers and private investigators and makes licenses good for two years instead of one.
Bill sponsors Sen. Cecil Thomas, a Cincinnati Democrat, and Sen. Frank LaRose, a Republican from Copley Township in northeastern Ohio, say security officers are often first on the scene of incidents and must be properly trained, said the Daily Journal.