An Ohio Statehouse Committee passed Sierah’s Law this week in an unanimous 12-0 committee vote.
The law is named after Sierah Joughin who was murdered in summer 2016 in Fulton County.
The law, which also passed the state senate, would create a violent offender registry in Ohio.
The bill outlines a plan that those convicted of third-degree felonies and higher would need to register with the state in order to be traceable. Supporters of the bill say that a registry could have saved Sierah’s life.
It will now head to Governor Kasich's desk to be signed.