Three murdered women memorialized in Statehouse bills

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN) -- Bills honoring three Ohio women, all victims of murder, advanced in the Ohio legislature Wednesday.

A portion of The Reagan Tokes Act was approved in the Senate. 

It was named for the Ohio State student, murdered as she left work. 

It would  drastically change how violent offenders are sentenced and how they're released from prison.

Bowling Green Republican Senator Randy Gardner called "Sierah's Law" a fitting way to remember the legacy of murder University of Toledo student Sierah Joughin.

The bill cleared the Senate and creates a violent offender registry.

And, "Alianna's Alert" was approved in the Senate Wednesday and now moves to the House.

It's named for Alianna DeFreeze, who was kidnapped and killed in Cleveland on her way to school last year.

That bill requires schools to contact parents within two hours of the start of school if a student is marked absent.

It now moves to the House.

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