On Monday December 19th, 2005, two years after Jarodís
death, Governor Bob
Taft made Jarodís Law a reality by signing it into Ohio law.
The importance and significance of Jarodís Law has
been recognized by all involved, resulting in overwhelming bipartisan
support, an expedient review processes, and a majority approval in both
the Ohio House and Ohio Senate. A status achieved by less than 21
all introduced legislation.
In recognition of the importance of Jarodís Law, Ohioís Governor Bob Taft
visited Lebanon on Monday, December 19th,
2005, and in a public signing ceremony, made Jarodís Law a reality by
signing it into Ohio Law.
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Afterwards the Jarod's Law signing ceremony, a
candlelight vigil was held in the rotunda of the Warren County
Administration building in which people shared remembrances,
thoughts, funny stories, and prayers of such a special person who has
touched and changed so many lives forever. See
Now signed, Jarodís Law will be a silent but powerful
force to protect our children. In reality, we probably wonít be able to
identify specific cases of how Jarodís Law prevented injuries or
fatalities. However without Jarodís Law it will be all too simple to
identify other preventable injuries or fatalities of Ohio school
Although the emotional pain of losing Jarod is
significant and life long, it would be even worse if we heard of another
preventable injury or death in our schools, and we had chosen to do
nothing as a result of Jarodís death.
Thank You Ė The Bennetts