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Bill Status Report Terra Goodnight

CRIMINAL SENTENCING

To modify the requirements for intervention in lieu of conviction and for sealing records of conviction.
Text/Analysis
Referred in Senate (9/10/2019; Judiciary)

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

To add domestic violence circumstances to the offenses of aggravated murder and endangering children, to establish local domestic violence high risk teams, and to require law enforcement officers to utilize a qualified lethality assessment screening tool to refer high risk victims to a local team.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Criminal Justice (6/13/2019; CONTINUED-SUBSTITUTE (See separate story))

HB 6

(Enacted)
ENERGY

To facilitate and continue the development, production, and use of electricity from nuclear, coal, and renewable energy resources in this state, to modify the existing mandates for renewable energy and energy efficiency savings, and to determine amounts of federal funding received for home weatherization services.
Text/Analysis
Signed by the Governor (7/23/2019; Signed: July 23, 2019; Effective: In 90 days; earlier House Concurs in Senate Amendments; 51-38 (Later delivered to the governor))

WATER FUND

To create the H2Ohio Trust Fund for the protection and preservation of Ohio's water quality, to create the H2Ohio Advisory Council to disburse money from the Fund for water quality programs, and to create the H2Ohio Endowment Board to make recommendations to the Treasurer of State regarding the issuance of securities to pay for costs related to the purposes of the Fund.
Text/Analysis
Referred in Senate (7/17/2019; Finance)

FOSTER CARE

Regarding foster caregiver training.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Health, Human Services & Medicaid (9/18/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))

DEGREE COMPLETION

With regard to student degree completion at state institutions of higher education and to establish a universal standard for general education courses required by state universities.
Text/Analysis
Referred in Senate (9/10/2019; Higher Education)

DRUG POLICY OFFICE

To establish the Governor's Office of Drug Policy and to make an appropriation.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate General Government & Agency Review (9/25/2019)

PRENATAL CARE

Regarding tobacco cessation and prenatal initiatives and to make an appropriation.
Text/Analysis
Referred in Senate (9/10/2019; Health, Human Services & Medicaid)

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

To create the Ohio Children's Behavioral Health Prevention Network Stakeholder Group.
Text/Analysis
Referred in Senate (7/17/2019; Health, Human Services & Medicaid)

BROADBAND EXPANSION

To establish the residential broadband expansion program and to make an appropriation.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Finance (6/19/2019; CONTINUED)

COLLEGE TUITION

To grant residency status for in-state college tuition to active military service members and their spouses and dependents.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Higher Education (9/18/2019; CONTINUED)

FEMININE HYGIENE TAXES

To exempt from the sales tax the sale of tampons and other feminine hygiene products associated with menstruation.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Ways & Means (5/7/2019; CONTINUED)

SUBDIVISION LIABILITY

To modify political subdivision liability for an employee's negligent operation of a motor vehicle.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Civil Justice (3/19/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))

MINIMUM WAGE

To increase the state minimum wage and to allow municipalities, townships and counties to establish higher minimum wage requirements.
Text/Analysis
Introduced and Referred in House (2/12/2019; Commerce & Labor)

STD TESTING

Regarding testing women for HIV, syphilis and gonorrhea.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Health (2/26/2019; CONTINUED)

ROAD IMPROVEMENT FUND

To provide for a new Local Government Road Improvement Fund for local governments to fund road improvements.
Text/Analysis
Introduced and Referred in House (2/12/2019; Finance)

VOTER ID

To specify that a concealed handgun license qualifies as photo identification for voting purposes.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House State & Local Government (2/27/2019; CONTINUED)

LOCAL GOVERNMENT FUND

To increase the proportion of state tax revenue allocated to the Local Government Fund from 1.66% to 3.53% beginning July 1, 2019.
Text/Analysis
Introduced and Referred in House (2/12/2019; Ways & Means)

SNAP BENEFITS

To establish requirements for electronic benefit transfer cards issued under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Health (2/19/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))

DIAPER TAXES

To exempt from the sales and use tax the sale of diapers designed for infants and toddlers.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Ways & Means (3/19/2019; CONTINUED)

PUBLIC RECORDS

To include forensic mental health providers, mental health evaluation providers and regional psychiatric hospital employees as individuals whose residential and familial information is exempt from disclosure under the Public Records Law.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Judiciary (6/27/2019; REPORTED)

HB 62

(Enacted)
TRANSPORTATION BUDGET

To make appropriations for programs related to transportation and public safety for the biennium beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2021, and to provide authorization and conditions for the operation of those programs.
Text/Analysis
Signed by the Governor (4/3/2019; Signed: April 3, 2019; Effective: No line-item vetoes; earlier Delivered to the Governor)

CHILD CARE

Regarding parental notice of serious risks to the health or safety of children receiving child care.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Health (5/14/2019; REPORTED (No testimony))

ABORTION

To generally prohibit an abortion of an unborn human individual with a detectable heartbeat and to create the Joint Legislative Committee on Adoption Promotion and Support.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Health (2/26/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))

CHILD ABUSE REGISTRY

To require the Attorney General to establish a publicly accessible child abuse registry and to name the act Jacob's Law.
Text/Analysis
Introduced in House (2/14/2019)

POPULAR VOTE

To adopt the Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Federalism (3/13/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))

CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS

To create the Supplemental State Capital Improvements Pilot Program funded by a temporary transfer from the Budget Stabilization Fund and to make an appropriation.
Text/Analysis
Referred in House (2/19/2019; Finance)

PREVAILING WAGE

To allow political subdivisions, special districts, and state institutions of higher education to elect to apply the Prevailing Wage Law to public improvement projects.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Commerce & Labor (2/27/2019)

HB 79

(Enacted)
IC BUDGET

To make appropriations for the Industrial Commission for the biennium beginning July 1, 2019, and ending June 30, 2021, and to provide authorization and conditions for the operation of Commission programs.
Text/Analysis
Signed by the Governor (6/27/2019; Signed: June 27, 2019)

HB 80

(Enacted)
BWC BUDGET

To make changes to the Workers' Compensation Law, to create a generally uniform definition of employee for specified labor laws, to prohibit misclassification under those laws, to make appropriations for the Bureau of Workers' Compensation and Department of Public Safety for the biennium beginning July 1, 2019, and ending June 30, 2021, and to provide authorization and conditions for the operation of the Bureau's programs.
Text/Analysis
Signed by the Governor (7/22/2019; Signed: July 22, 2019; Effective: Immediately; earlier Delivered to the Governor)

CAPITAL PROJECTS

To expressly include, as eligible projects under the State Capital Improvements Program, water and sewer laterals located on private property.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House State & Local Government (3/27/2019; CONTINUED)

HB 86

(Enacted)
FIREARMS

To correct a drafting error in the definition of "dangerous ordnance" that resulted from Am. Sub. H.B. 228 of the 132nd General Assembly and to declare an emergency.
Text/Analysis
Signed by the Governor (3/11/2019; Signed: March 11, 2019)

COLLEGE SPEECH

To enact the "Forming Open and Robust University Minds Act" regarding free speech on college campuses.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Civil Justice (4/30/2019; CONTINUED)

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS

To require the development of an instructional program and educational and informational materials and the dissemination of those materials to protect the humanity of the unborn child and to make an appropriation.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Health (6/4/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))

LEAVE BENEFITS

To establish family and medical leave insurance benefits.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Insurance (3/26/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))

SALES TAX

To require voter approval of any increase in the rate of a county sales tax.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House State & Local Government (3/13/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

To make appropriations related to public transportation.
Text/Analysis
Referred in House (3/5/2019; Finance)

GAS EXTRACTION

To ban the taking or removal of oil or natural gas from and under the bed of Lake Erie.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Energy & Natural Resources (9/17/2019; CONTINUED)

OIL GAS LAW

To alter the Oil and Gas Law with respect to brine and the conversion of wells.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Energy & Natural Resources (9/17/2019; CONTINUED)

BICYCLE HELMETS

To require bicycle operators and passengers under 18 years of age to wear protective helmets and to establish the Bicycle Safety Fund.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Transportation & Public Safety (3/12/2019; CONTINUED)

PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY

To require presidential primary elections to be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in May.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House State & Local Government (4/3/2019)

DRIVER'S LICENSES

To revise the minimum age at which a minor may obtain a probationary driver's license and to make other changes to the laws governing the issuance and possession of a temporary instruction permit and probationary driver's license.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Transportation & Public Safety (4/30/2019; CONTINUED)

FUEL TAX DISCLOSURE

To enact the "Fuel Tax Transparency Act" requiring notices to be placed on retail service station pumps displaying state and federal fuel tax rates.
Text/Analysis
Referred in House (3/5/2019; Ways & Means)

TAX CREDIT

To remove the income restriction on the earned income tax credit and to make the credit refundable.
Text/Analysis
Referred in House (3/5/2019; Ways & Means)

REGULATIONS

To require certain agencies to reduce the number of regulatory restrictions.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House State & Local Government (4/10/2019; CONTINUED)

SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION

Regarding student transportation to and from school.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Transportation & Public Safety (3/19/2019; CONTINUED)

TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS

To grant municipal and county courts original and exclusive jurisdiction over any civil action concerning a traffic law violation, to modify certain requirements governing the use of traffic law photo-monitoring devices by a local authority, and to make corrective changes to the distracted driving and texting-while-driving law.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Criminal Justice (5/9/2019; CONTINUED (No testimony))

TAX CREDIT

To allow a credit against the personal income tax for amounts spent by teachers for instructional materials.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Primary & Secondary Education (3/19/2019; CONTINUED)

EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPS

To eliminate the Educational Choice Scholarship Pilot Program and Pilot Project Scholarship Program and to create the Opportunity Scholarship Program.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Primary & Secondary Education (3/19/2019; CONTINUED)

SCHOOL SECURITY

With regard to school security and youth suicide awareness education and training.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Primary & Secondary Education (6/18/2019; REPORTED-AMENDED)

SMALL LIVESTOCK

To allow an owner of residential property to keep small livestock on the property and to prohibit zoning authorities from regulating certain noncommercial agricultural activities on residential property.
Text/Analysis
Introduced in House (3/7/2019)

ACADEMIC COMMISSIONS

To prohibit the creation of new academic distress commissions.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Primary & Secondary Education (4/9/2019; CONTINUED-SUBSTITUTE (See separate story))

SOLICITING PENALTIES

To modify the penalties for certain soliciting offenses and to specify that an imposed fine may be deposited into the Victims of Human Trafficking Fund.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Criminal Justice (4/11/2019; CONTINUED)

DEBT ADJUSTING

Regarding debt adjusting.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Financial Institutions (6/4/2019; CONTINUED)

IMMUNIZATIONS

Regarding notice of school child immunization requirements and exemptions.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Primary & Secondary Education (4/2/2019; CONTINUED)

OCCUPATIONAL LICENSES

To require state occupational licensing agencies, under certain circumstances, to issue temporary licenses or certificates to members of the military and spouses who are licensed in another jurisdiction and have moved to Ohio for active duty.
Text/Analysis
Referred in Senate (9/10/2019; Transportation, Commerce & Workforce)

DEATH PENALTY

To prohibit imposing the death penalty for aggravated murder when the offender had a serious mental illness at the time of the offense.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Judiciary (9/18/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))

EMPLOYEE EARNINGS

To require an employer to provide earnings and deductions statements to each of the employer's employees.
Text/Analysis
Referred in Senate (9/10/2019; Transportation, Commerce & Workforce)

PHOTO MONITORING

To prohibit a municipal corporation or township that does not operate either a fire department or an emergency medical services organization from utilizing traffic law photo-monitoring devices.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House State & Local Government (5/15/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))

PHOTO MONITORING

To prohibit a local authority with a population of 200 or fewer from utilizing traffic law photomonitoring devices.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House State & Local Government (5/15/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))

PHOTO MONITORING

To prohibit a local authority, in any year, from issuing a total number of traffic tickets based on the use of traffic law photo-monitoring devices that exceeds two times the population of the local authority.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House State & Local Government (5/15/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))

PHOTO MONITORING

To prohibit a local authority from deriving more than 30 per cent of the total annual revenue of the local authority from the issuance of tickets for traffic law violations based on evidence recorded by traffic law photo-monitoring devices.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House State & Local Government (5/15/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))

NURSE OVERTIME

To prohibit a hospital from requiring a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse to work overtime as a condition of continued employment.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Commerce & Labor (5/8/2019; CONTINUED)

TAX LEVIES

To require certain subdivisions to obtain the approval of the body that created the subdivision before levying a tax.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House State & Local Government (4/10/2019; CONTINUED)

ACADEMIC DISTRESS

To dissolve academic distress commissions and to instead require the creation of community learning centers for buildings in low-performing school districts.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Education (9/18/2019--Canceled)

HANDGUNS

To grant civil immunity to nonprofit corporations and persons associated with them for certain injuries, deaths, or losses resulting from the carrying of handguns.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Civil Justice (4/9/2019; CONTINUED)

TAX CREDIT

To increase the overall cap on the motion picture tax credit from $40 million per fiscal year to $100 million per fiscal biennium.
Text/Analysis
Referred in House (3/26/2019; Finance)

WATER/SEWER SERVICE

To create a process for withholding local government funds and state water and sewer assistance from municipal corporations that engage in certain water and sewer practices with respect to extraterritorial service.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Public Utilities (6/19/2019; CONTINUED (No testimony))

RELIGIOUS EXPRESSION

Regarding student religious expression and to entitle the act the "Ohio Student Religious Liberties Act of 2019."
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Primary & Secondary Education (6/26/2019; REPORTED)

HEALTH STANDARDS

Regarding the adoption of health education standards.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Primary & Secondary Education (6/18/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))

HB 166

(Enacted)
STATE BUDGET

To make operating appropriations for the biennium beginning July 1, 2019, and ending June 30, 2021, and to provide authorization and conditions for the operation of state programs.
Text/Analysis
Signed by the Governor (7/18/2019; Signed: July 18, 2019 with vetoes; Delivered to the governor July 17, 2019)

IMMIGRATION LAWS

To require state and local authorities to cooperate with the federal government in the enforcement of immigration laws, to sanction those that fail to do so, and to declare an emergency.
Text/Analysis
Referred in House (4/2/2019; Criminal Justice)

CONCEALED WEAPONS

To modify the Weapons Law by renaming a concealed handgun license as a concealed weapons license, allowing a concealed weapons licensee to carry concealed all deadly weapons not otherwise prohibited by law, repealing a notice requirement applicable to licensees stopped for a law enforcement purpose, authorizing expungement of convictions of a violation of that requirement, allowing a person age 21 or older and not prohibited by federal law from firearm possession to carry a concealed deadly weapon without needing a license subject to the same carrying laws as a licensee, and correcting the definition of dangerous ordnance mistakenly resulting from Am. Sub. H.B. 228 of the 132nd General Assembly.
Text/Analysis
Introduced in House (3/27/2019)

MEDICAL CARE

Regarding standard care arrangements entered into by advanced practice registered nurses and collaborating physicians or podiatrists; physician prescribing of schedule II controlled substances from convenience care clinics; and clearances by licensed health professionals of concussed student athletes.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Health (6/25/2019)

CONCEALED WEAPONS

To modify the Weapons Law by renaming a concealed handgun license as a concealed weapons license, allowing a concealed weapons licensee to carry concealed all deadly weapons not otherwise prohibited by law, repealing a notice requirement applicable to licensees stopped for a law enforcement purpose, authorizing expungement of convictions of a violation of that requirement, and allowing a person age 21 or older and not prohibited by federal law from firearm possession to carry a concealed deadly weapon without needing a license subject to the same carrying laws as a licensee.
Text/Analysis
Re-referred in House (6/30/2019; Criminal Justice)

ABORTION COVERAGE

To prohibit insurers from offering coverage for abortion services.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Insurance (5/7/2019; CONTINUED)

CONTRACEPTIVES

Regarding access to contraceptive drugs and devices, hospital services for victims of sexual assault, and sexual health education in schools.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Health (9/10/2019; CONTINUED)

JOBSOHIO

To establish that records kept by JobsOhio are public records subject to inspection and copying under Ohio Public Records Law and to require all meetings of the JobsOhio Board of Directors to be open to the public, except when in an executive session.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Economic & Workforce Development (5/15/2019; CONTINUED)

TAX ISSUES

To prohibit local tax-related proposals from appearing on an August special election ballot.
Text/Analysis
Referred in House (4/10/2019; State & Local Government)

COLLEGE SAVINGS

To expand the income tax deduction allowed for contributions to Ohio's 529 education savings plans to include contributions to 529 plans established by other states.
Text/Analysis
Introduced and Referred in House (4/10/2019; Ways & Means)

SPORTS GAMING

To create a Sports Gaming Advisory Board, to legalize and regulate sports gaming in this state, and to levy a tax on businesses that provide sports gaming.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Finance (5/30/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))

TAX REVISIONS

To enact the "Tax Code Streamlining and Correction Act" to make technical and corrective changes to the laws governing taxation
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Ways & Means (5/7/2019; CONTINUED)

SUPPORT PAYMENTS

Regarding the pass-through of support payments under the Ohio Works First program.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Civil Justice (6/18/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))

SNAP BENEFITS

Regarding eligibility for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Health (6/4/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))

ELECTRIC VEHICLES

To establish the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Study Committee.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Transportation & Public Safety (9/10/2019; CONTINUED (No testimony))

VOTING SYSTEMS

To require new voting systems to use paper ballots.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House State & Local Government (5/22/2019; CONTINUED)

DRUG OVERDOSES

To expand immunity from prosecution for certain drug offenses when a person obtains medical assistance for a drug overdose.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Criminal Justice (6/27/2019; CONTINUED)

PRISON LAWS

To modify the Corrections Law regarding a Department of Rehabilitation and Correction reentry program for certain offenders, maximum workload and caseload standards for parole and field officers, GPS monitoring of offenders released from prison, and entry into LEADS of specified information about GPS-monitored offenders, and to require the Ohio Criminal Sentencing Commission to appoint an Offender Supervision Study Committee.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Criminal Justice (6/27/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))

EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES

To regulate employment practices of formula retail and food services establishment employers and contractors and to require the purchaser of a formula retail or food services establishment to retain certain employees.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Commerce & Labor (5/22/2019; CONTINUED)

PUBLIC-PRIVATE AGREEMENTS

To authorize certain public entities to enter into public-private initiatives with a private party through a public-private agreement regarding public facilities.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House State & Local Government (6/19/2019; CONTINUED-SUBSTITUTE (See separate story))

WAGE DISCRIMINATION

To require the Ohio Civil Rights Commission to establish a system for individuals to make anonymous complaints regarding wage discrimination.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Civil Justice (6/18/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))

WIND SETBACKS

To alter the minimum setback requirement for wind farms of five or more megawatts.
Text/Analysis
Referred in House (5/8/2019; Public Utilities)

RENTAL HOUSING

To prohibit discrimination in rental housing based on lawful source of income.
Text/Analysis
Referred in House (5/8/2019; Commerce & Labor)

WHISTLEBLOWER LAWS

To revise Ohio's whistleblower protection laws.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Civil Justice (6/25/2019--Canceled)

STUDENT ASSESSMENTS

To reduce the number of end-of-course assessments required for high school graduation and to require each school district to form a work group to evaluate the amount of time students spend on testing.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Primary & Secondary Education (6/11/2019; CONTINUED-AMENDED (See separate story))

FIREARM STORAGE

To prohibit negligent storage of a firearm and to provide criminal penalties if a minor gains access to an improperly stored firearm.
Text/Analysis
Referred in House (5/14/2019; Criminal Justice)

AUXILIARY CONTAINERS

To authorize the use of an auxiliary container for any purpose, to prohibit the imposition of a tax or fee on those containers, and to apply existing anti-littering law to those containers.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House State & Local Government (6/26/2019; REPORTED)

ANTIQUE FIREARMS

To exempt certain antique firearms from the prohibitions against having weapons while under disability and unlawful transactions in weapons.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Federalism (9/11/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))

ABUSE VICTIMS

To grant a victim of sexual misconduct committed during a specified period by a physician employed by a land grant university a right of action against the university.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Civil Justice (9/25/2019)

LAND REUTILIZATION

To create the Land Reutilization Demolition Program and to make an appropriation.
Text/Analysis
Re-referred in House (6/30/2019; Finance)

ENERGY POLICY

To maintain operations of certified clean air resources, establish the Ohio generation and jobs incentive program and the energy performance and waste reduction program, and make changes regarding wind turbine siting.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Energy & Natural Resources (6/4/2019)

CUSTODIAL INTERROGATIONS

To revise the law governing the electronic recording of custodial interrogations.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Criminal Justice (9/12/2019)

SEX OFFENSES

To eliminate the spousal exceptions for certain sex offenses, to permit a person to testify against the person's spouse in a prosecution for any of those offenses, to eliminate the period of limitation for the criminal prosecution of a person for rape and for a civil action brought by a victim of conduct that would constitute rape, and to amend the versions of sections 2907.02 and 2907.05 of the Revised Code that are scheduled to take effect March 22, 2020, to continue the provisions of this act on and after that effective date.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Criminal Justice (9/12/2019)

EMINENT DOMAIN

To amend the law regarding eminent domain and to declare an emergency.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Civil Justice (9/25/2019)

SEXUAL CONTACT

To prohibit unlawful sexual contact between health care professionals and patients and to revoke professional licenses for criminal misconduct.
Text/Analysis
Referred in House (6/25/2019; Criminal Justice)

HEALTH CARE

To establish and operate the Ohio Health Care Plan to provide universal health care coverage to all Ohio residents.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Health (9/10/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))

ELECTRIC SCOOTERS

To establish requirements governing low-speed electric scooters.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Transportation & Public Safety (9/17/2019; CONTINUED)

TAX CREDITS

To authorize a refundable income tax credit for a taxpayer's cash contributions to qualifying pregnancy resource
Text/Analysis
Referred in House (6/25/2019; Ways & Means)

EQUAL PAY

To enact the Ohio Equal Pay Act to require state contractors and economic incentive recipients to obtain an equal pay certificate, to require public employers to establish a job evaluation system to identify and eliminate sex-based wage disparities, to prohibit employers from seeking a prospective employee's wage or salary history, and to prohibit employer retaliation against an employee who discusses salary or wage rates with another employee.
Text/Analysis
Referred in House (6/28/2019; Commerce & Labor)

SUICIDE PREVENTION

To require federally licensed firearms dealers to provide suicide prevention information to the purchaser of a firearm.
Text/Analysis
Introduced in House (8/7/2019)

FIREARM ORDERS

To enact the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act to allow family members, household members, and law enforcement officers to obtain a court order that temporarily restricts a person's access to firearms if that person poses a danger to themselves or others.
Text/Analysis
Introduced in House (8/7/2019)

FIREARM SALES

To enact the Protect Law Enforcement Act to require a firearm transfer to be made through a dealer, through a law enforcement agency, or pursuant to a specified exception, and to require a background check when a firearm is transferred.
Text/Analysis
Introduced in House (8/7/2019)

FIREARMS CONDUCT

To restore local authority to generally regulate firearms related conduct.
Text/Analysis
Introduced in House (8/13/2019)

FIREARMS TRANSFERS

To prohibit a federally licensed firearms dealer from Transferring a firearm while a background check is pending unless 30 days have elapsed.
Text/Analysis
Introduced in House (8/13/2019)

WATER BONDS

Proposing to enact Section 2t of Article VIII of the Constitution of the State of Ohio to permit the issuance of general obligation bonds to fund clean water improvements.
Text/Analysis
Referred in Senate (5/14/2019; Finance)

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS

To modify certain signature requirements for a proposed constitutional amendment by initiative petition.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Civil Justice (9/3/2019)

REGULATIONS

To require certain agencies to reduce the number of regulatory restrictions.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House State & Local Government (6/12/2019; CONTINUED)

DRUG SENTENCING

To express the intent of the General Assembly to develop and enact legislation to reform Ohio's drug sentencing laws.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Judiciary (6/27/2019; CONTINUED-AMENDED (No testimony))

SCHOOL FACILITIES

To make a capital appropriation for school facilities assistance.
Text/Analysis
Re-referred in House (7/23/2019; Rules & Reference)

PROSTITUTION

To amend the penalties for promoting prostitution.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Criminal Justice (5/16/2019; CONTINUED (No testimony))

OPPORTUNITY ZONES

To authorize tax credits for investments in an Ohio Opportunity Zone.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Economic & Workforce Development (5/8/2019; CONTINUED)

DISCRIMINATION

To enact the Ohio Fairness Act to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression, to add mediation as an informal method that the Ohio Civil Rights Commission may use, and to uphold existing religious exemptions under Ohio's Civil Rights Law.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Judiciary (5/22/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))

PHOTO MONITORING

To make changes to the laws governing traffic law photo-monitoring devices, other civil traffic violations, and related fines and fees.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Local Government, Public Safety & Veterans Affairs (3/19/2019; CONTINUED)

HUMAN TRAFFICKING

To require a juvenile court to hold a delinquency complaint in abeyance in certain cases related to prostitution or human trafficking and to provide that the same elements for the offense of human trafficking in persons that apply to a victim under the age of sixteen also apply to a victim who is age sixteen or seventeen.
Text/Analysis
Passed in Senate Judiciary (7/17/2019; 31-0 (Earlier REPORTED-AMENDED (No testimony))

PEACE OFFICERS

Regarding instruction for peace officers, students, and new or student drivers on proper interactions with peace officers.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Judiciary (3/6/2019; CONTINUED)

SEX ASSAULT VICTIMS

To prohibit law enforcement agencies from including identifying information of sexual assault victims in police reports posted online.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Judiciary (7/17/2019; CONTINUED)

CONFINEMENT

To prohibit restraining or confining a woman or child who is a charged or adjudicated criminal offender or delinquent child at certain points during pregnancy or postpartum recovery.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Judiciary (3/13/2019; CONTINUED)

PROTECTION ORDERS

To enact the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act to allow family members, household members, and law enforcement officers to obtain a court order that temporarily restricts a person's access to firearms if that person poses a danger to themselves or others.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Government Oversight & Reform (9/10/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))

PRECINCT OFFICIALS

To reduce the minimum number of precinct election officials in a multi-precinct polling location in which electronic pollbooks are used.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House State & Local Government (5/22/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))

SB 23

(Enacted)
ABORTION

To enact the Human Rights and Heartbeat Protection Act.
Text/Analysis
Signed by the Governor (4/11/2019; Signed: April 11, 2019; earlier Delivered to the Governor)

MEDICAID REQUIREMENTS

Regarding work and education requirements for the Medicaid program.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Health, Human Services & Medicaid (3/20/2019; CONTINUED)

EDUCATOR TAX DEDUCTION

To authorize a state income tax deduction for teachers' out-of-pocket expenses for professional development and classroom supplies.
Text/Analysis
Referred in House (5/14/2019; Ways & Means)

FETAL REMAINS

To impose requirements on the final disposition of fetal remains from surgical abortions.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Civil Justice (4/30/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))

PROTECTION ORDERS

To increase the penalty that applies to the offense of violating a protection order under certain circumstances.
Text/Analysis
Passed in Senate (9/18/2019; 33-0)

MEDICAID COPAYMENTS

Regarding Medicaid copayment requirements.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Health, Human Services & Medicaid (2/19/2019; CONTINUED)

SB 30

(Enacted)
WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE

To create the Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission and to declare an emergency.
Text/Analysis
Signed by the Governor (4/24/2019; Signed: April 24, 2019)

CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE

To modify certain criminal offenses with respect to critical infrastructure facilities and to impose fines and civil liability for damage to a critical infrastructure facility.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Public Utilities (9/26/2019)

TAX CREDIT

To extend eligibility for and make other changes to the motion picture tax credit.
Text/Analysis
Referred in House (6/28/2019; Finance)

WATER SEWER FUNDS

To revise the law governing municipal corporation use of water and sewer funds.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Local Government, Public Safety & Veterans Affairs (3/26/2019; SCHEDULED BUT NOT HEARD (Sponsor request))

INSURANCE TAX

To authorize an insurance premiums tax credit for capital contributions to transformational mixed use development projects.
Text/Analysis
Referred in House (6/28/2019; Economic & Workforce Development)

CAMPUS SPEECH

To enact the "Forming Open and Robust University Minds Act" regarding free speech on college campuses.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Education (4/2/2019; CONTINUED)

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

To address domestic violence by means of firearms restrictions, penalty enhancements, and a prohibition against strangulation, and to make an appropriation.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Government Oversight & Reform (4/2/2019; CONTINUED)

BODY SEARCHES

To authorize a corrections officer to cause a body cavity search to be conducted or to conduct a strip search and to establish separate rules for conducting strip searches.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Government Oversight & Reform (4/2/2019; REPORTED-AMENDED)

CYBER SECURITY

To create the civilian cyber security reserve forces, to make the Secretary of State a member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council, to require the Secretary of State to appoint a chief information security officer, to require the boards of elections to audit election results, and to make an appropriation.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Finance (6/19/2019; REPORTED-AMENDED (No testimony))

FIREARMS

To clarify that certain firearms are not "dangerous ordnance" and to declare an emergency.
Text/Analysis
Passed in Senate Government Oversight & Reform (2/26/2019; Bill: 24-8; Emergency: 24-8; Earlier REPORTED)

DEATH PENALTY

To prohibit imposing the death penalty for aggravated murder when the offender had a serious mental illness at the time of the offense.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Judiciary (7/17/2019; CONTINUTED-SUBSTITUTE (See separate story))

SB 57

(Enacted)
HEMP

to establish conditions and requirements governing the regulation of hemp and hemp products, to amend the version of section 109.572 that is scheduled to take effect on September 20, 2019, and the versions of sections 3719.01, 3719.41, and 4729.01 of the Revised Code that are scheduled to take effect on March 22, 2020, to continue the provisions of this act on and after those dates, and to declare an emergency.
Text/Analysis
Signed by the Governor (7/30/2019; Signed: July 30, 2019)

MEDICAID WAIVER

To establish a waiver component for the Medicaid expansion eligibility group and to abolish the Healthy Ohio Program.
Text/Analysis
Referred in Senate (3/6/2019; Finance)

FIREARM MODIFICATIONS

To prohibit certain conduct regarding trigger cranks, bump-fire devices, and other items that accelerate a semi-automatic firearm's rate of fire but do not convert it into an automatic firearm.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Government Oversight & Reform (9/17/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))

FIREARM TRANSFERS

To require a firearm transfer to be made through a dealer, through a law enforcement agency, or pursuant to a specified exception, and to require a background check when a firearm is transferred.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Government Oversight & Reform (9/17/2019; SCHEDULED BUT NOT HEARD)

FIREARM PURCHASES

To raise the minimum age to purchase a firearm to age 21 and to increase the penalty for improperly furnishing firearms to an underage person.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Government Oversight & Reform (9/17/2019; SCHEDULED BUT NOT HEARD)

GUN SHOWS

To regulate the transfer of firearms at a gun show.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Government Oversight & Reform (9/17/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))

LICENSE REINSTATEMENT

To allow a court to authorize completion of a community service program in lieu of payment of driver's license reinstatement fees when the court determines that an offender cannot reasonably pay the fees.
Text/Analysis
Referred in House (6/4/2019; Criminal Justice)

COLLEGE GRANTS

To qualify students in noncredit community college and career and technical programs for Ohio College Opportunity Grants and to require the awarding of academic credit for community colleges' career certification programs.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Higher Education (4/10/2019; CONTINUED)

EMPLOYMENT APPLICATIONS

To prohibit private employers from including on an employment application any question concerning whether an applicant has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to a felony.
Text/Analysis
Referred in Senate (3/5/2019; Transportation, Commerce & Workforce)

PEDESTRIANS

To alter the law governing yielding to pedestrians in crosswalks.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Local Government, Public Safety & Veterans Affairs (3/26/2019; CONTINUED)

NONCOMPETE PROVISIONS

To prohibit the use of noncompete provisions in employment contracts in the broadcasting industry.
Text/Analysis
Referred in Senate (3/12/2019; Transportation, Commerce & Workforce)

AWARENESS WEEK

To designate the last week of September as "Diaper Need Awareness Week."
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Health, Human Services & Medicaid (4/10/2019; CONTINUED)

CULTURAL COMPETENCY

To require certain health care professionals to complete instruction in cultural competency.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Health, Human Services & Medicaid (4/10/2019; CONTINUED)

MINIMUM WAGE

To increase the state minimum wage and to allow municipalities, townships, and counties to establish higher minimum wage requirements.
Text/Analysis
Referred in Senate (3/12/2019; Government Oversight & Reform)

LEAVE BENEFITS

To establish family and medical leave insurance benefits.
Text/Analysis
Referred in Senate (3/12/2019; Insurance & Financial Institutions)

WAGE PAYMENTS

To enact the "Fair and Acceptable Income Required (FAIR) Act" and to revise the enforcement of the prohibitions against discrimination in the payment of wages.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Insurance & Financial Institutions (9/25/2019)

DOMESTIC WORKERS

Regarding wages, overtime, and other matters related to the employment of domestic workers.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate General Government & Agency Review (3/20/2019; CONTINUED)

PREGNANCY ACCOMMODATIONS

To enact the "Ohio Pregnant Workers Fairness Act" to generally require employers to make reasonable accommodations for employees who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Government Oversight & Reform (9/10/2019; CONTINUED)

HEALTH SERVICES

Regarding the provision of cost estimates for scheduled health care services and health care services requiring insurer preauthorization.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Health, Human Services & Medicaid (9/18/2019; CONTINUED-SUBSTITUTE)

PAROLE ELIGIBILITY

Relative to parole eligibility for persons with an indefinite or life sentence imposed for an offense committed when the person was less than 18 years of age.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Judiciary (3/27/2019; CONTINUED)

STUDENT FUNDING

Regarding funding for students enrolled in community schools, STEM schools, and other districts through interdistrict open enrollment.
Text/Analysis
Referred in Senate (3/27/2019; Education)

MASSAGE THERAPY

To make changes to the massage therapy licensing law.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Health, Human Services & Medicaid (9/18/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))

SB 107

(Enacted)
CAMPAIGN FINANCE

To allow certain entities to file campaign finance statements electronically and to require the Secretary of State to make the information in those electronic statements available online.
Text/Analysis
Signed by the Governor (7/18/2019; Signed: July 18, 2019; Effective: In 90 days)

TAX CREDITS

To authorize tax credits for graduates of the Scholarship Program and their employers, and to make an appropriation.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Finance (4/24/2019; CONTINUED)

ACADEMIC COMMISSIONS

To modify the operation of academic distress commissions in certain school districts.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Education (4/9/2019; CONTINUED-AMENDED (See separate story))

MATERNITY COVERAGE

To require that health benefit plans provide coverage for maternity services.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Insurance & Financial Institutions (9/25/2019)

SEX ASSAULT VICTIMS

To require hospitals to provide specified services to victims of sexual assault.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Health, Human Services & Medicaid (5/1/2019; CONTINUED)

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME

To exempt Ohio from daylight savings time.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate General Government & Agency Review (9/25/2019)

HEALTH STANDARDS

To require the State Board of Education to adopt health education standards and to require that only statewide venereal disease education standards and curriculum be approved by the General Assembly.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Education (5/7/2019; CONTINUED)

COLLEGE SAVINGS

To expand the income tax deduction allowed for contributions to Ohio’s 529 education savings plans to include contributions to 529 plans established by other states.
Text/Analysis
Referred in Senate (4/10/2019; Ways & Means)

CONVERSION THERAPY

To prohibit certain health care professionals from engaging in conversion therapy when treating minor patients.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Health, Human Services & Medicaid (9/18/2019; CONTINUED)

CONCEALED WEAPONS

To exempt knives not used as weapons from the prohibition against carrying concealed weapons and to eliminate the prohibition against manufacturing, possessing for sale, selling, or furnishing certain weapons other than firearms or dangerous ordnance.
Text/Analysis
Passed in Senate (6/27/2019; 32-1 (Antonio))

PHONE NUMBER THEFT

To create the offenses of theft or conversion of a telephone number or exchange and providing misleading caller identification information.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Judiciary (6/12/2019; CONTINUED)

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

To expand the offense of domestic violence to also prohibit a person from knowingly impeding the normal breathing or circulation of the blood of a family or household member by applying pressure to the family or household member's throat or neck or blocking the family or household member's nose or mouth.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Judiciary (6/19/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))

WAGE HISTORY

To prohibit employers from seeking a prospective employee's wage or salary history.
Text/Analysis
Referred in Senate (9/10/2019; Transportation, Commerce & Workforce)

AWARENESS WEEK

To designate the first week of May as "Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week."
Text/Analysis
Referred in Senate (5/15/2019; Health, Human Services & Medicaid)

AWARENESS MONTH

To designate the month of May as "Maternal Mortality Awareness Month."
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Health, Human Services & Medicaid (9/18/2019; CONTINUED)

ABORTION

Regarding pretreatment notice about the possibility of reversing a mifepristone abortion.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Health, Human Services & Medicaid (9/18/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))

CAR SHARING

To specify requirements related to peer-to-peer car sharing in Ohio.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Transportation, Commerce & Workforce (6/13/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))

SEX OFFENSES

To eliminate the spousal exceptions for certain sex offenses, to permit a person to testify against the person's spouse in a prosecution for any of those offenses, to eliminate the period of limitation for the criminal prosecution of a person for rape and for a civil action brought by a victim of conduct that would constitute rape, and to amend the versions of sections 2907.02 and 2907.05 of the Revised Code that are scheduled to take effect March 22, 2020, to continue the provisions of this act on and after that effective date.
Text/Analysis
Referred in Senate (9/10/2019; Judiciary)

SEXUAL CONTACT

To prohibit unlawful sexual contact between health care professionals and patients and to revoke professional licenses for criminal misconduct.
Text/Analysis
Referred in Senate (9/10/2019; Judiciary)

SB 171

(Enacted)
INTERIM STATE BUDGET

To enact a 17-day interim budget.
Text/Analysis
Passed in House (6/30/2019; 90-2 (Dean & Hood))
Signed by the Governor (6/30/2019; Signed: June 30, 2019)

SB 172

(Enacted)
INTERIM BWC BUDGET

To make operating appropriations for the Bureau of Workers' Compensation for the period beginning July 1, 2019, and ending July 31, 2019.
Text/Analysis
Passed in House (6/30/2019; 92-0)
Signed by the Governor (6/30/2019; Signed: June 30, 2019)

CIVIL IMMUNITY

To grant civil immunity to nonprofit corporations and persons associated with them for certain injuries, deaths, or losses resulting from the carrying of handguns.
Text/Analysis
Referred in Senate (7/17/2019; Judiciary)

FRONT LICENSE PLATE

To retain and continue current law requiring the display of two license plates for most motor vehicles.
Text/Analysis
Referred in Senate (9/10/2019; Transportation, Commerce & Workforce)

WORKFORCE PROGRAM

To require the Chancellor of Higher Education to create a template for workforce-education partnership programs.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Higher Education (9/18/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))

FIREARM PURCHASES

To raise the minimum age to purchase a firearm to age 21 and to increase the penalty for improperly furnishing firearms to an underage person.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Government Oversight & Reform (9/17/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))

FIREARM TRANSFERS

To require a firearm transfer to be made through a dealer, through a law enforcement agency, or pursuant to a specified exception, and to require a background check when a firearm is transferred.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Government Oversight & Reform (9/17/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))

PROTECTION ORDER

To enact the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act to allow family members, household members, and law enforcement officers to obtain a court order that temporarily restricts a person's access to firearms if that person poses a danger to themselves or others.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Government Oversight & Reform (9/17/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))

VOTER REGISTRATION

To create a voter verification and registration system, to modify the requirements for the administration of the statewide voter registration database, and to allow electors to register as affiliated with a political party.
Text/Analysis
Referred in Senate (9/18/2019; Government Oversight & Reform)

SUGGESTIVE PERFORMANCES

To prohibit a sexually suggestive performance by a minor and, if the offender is a D liquor permit holder, to require the court to order the revocation of the permit.
Text/Analysis
Introduced in Senate (8/28/2019)

ABSENTEE BALLOTS

To authorize the Secretary of State to establish a secure online process for applying to vote by absent voter's ballots.
Text/Analysis
Referred in Senate (9/18/2019; Government Oversight & Reform)

VOTING EQUIPMENT BOARD

To rename the Board of Voting Machine Examiners as the Board of Voting Equipment Examiners, to require the Board to approve voter registration systems for use in Ohio, and to require a board of elections to decide a protest against a candidate filing within ten days.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate General Government & Agency Review (9/25/2019)

BORDER WALL

To urge Congress to appropriate funds to build a physical barrier along the southern border of the United States.
Text/Analysis
Introduced and Referred in House (3/19/2019; Transportation & Public Safety)

MILITARY CONSTRUCTION

To urge that Ohio military construction projects receiving funding from the United States Department of Defense begin as originally scheduled to maintain national security and military readiness.
Text/Analysis
Passed in House (5/29/2019; 91-3 (Antani, Brinkman & Lang))

CORPORATE PERSONHOOD

To call on legislators at the state and federal level and other communities and jurisdictions to support an amendment to the United States Constitution that would abolish corporate personhood and the doctrine of money as speech.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Federalism (6/26/2019; CONTINUED)

PORNOGRAPHY

To declare that pornography is a public health hazard with statewide and national public health impacts leading to a broad spectrum of individual and societal harms.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Health (9/17/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))

ABORTION

To urge the Congress of the United States, as expeditiously as possible, to enact a Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.
Text/Analysis
Passed in Senate (3/13/2019; 32-0)

LORDSTOWN PLANT

To urge General Motors to keep its Lordstown Complex open by allocating a new vehicle for production there.
Text/Analysis
Referred in Senate (3/21/2019; Transportation, Commerce & Workforce)

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