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Bill Status Report Terra Goodnight
Tracking group: Women

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))

FOSTER CARE

Regarding foster caregiver training.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Health, Human Services & Medicaid (10/15/2019; CONTINUED)

PRENATAL CARE

Regarding tobacco cessation and prenatal initiatives and to make an appropriation.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Health, Human Services & Medicaid (10/15/2019; CONTINUED)

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

To create the Ohio Children's Behavioral Health Prevention Network Stakeholder Group.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Health, Human Services & Medicaid (10/9/2019; 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)

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)

SNAP BENEFITS

To establish requirements for electronic benefit transfer cards issued under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Health (10/1/2019; CONTINUED)

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)

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))

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)

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)

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))

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)

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))

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)

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))

CUSTODIAL INTERROGATIONS

To revise the law governing the electronic recording of custodial interrogations.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Criminal Justice (10/10/2019; SCHEDULED BUT NOT HEARD)

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)

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)

TAX CREDITS

To authorize a refundable income tax credit for a taxpayer's cash contributions to qualifying pregnancy resource
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Ways & Means (10/15/2019; CONTINUED-SUBSTITUTE)

PROTECTION ORDERS

To prohibit a person subject to a protection order from purchasing or receiving a firearm for the duration of the order.
Text/Analysis
Referred in House (10/1/2019; Civil Justice)

PROSTITUTION

To amend the penalties for promoting prostitution.
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Committee Hearing in House Criminal Justice (10/10/2019; REPORTED (No testimony))

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))

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
Referred in House (9/24/2019; Criminal Justice)

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 (10/9/2019; CONTINUED-SUBSTITUTE (No testimony))

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)

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
Referred in House (9/24/2019; Criminal Justice)

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)

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)

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)

AWARENESS WEEK

To designate the last week of September as "Diaper Need Awareness Week."
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Health, Human Services & Medicaid (9/25/2019; 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
Committee Hearing in Senate Government Oversight & Reform (9/25/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))

LEAVE BENEFITS

To establish family and medical leave insurance benefits.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Insurance & Financial Institutions (9/25/2019; CONTINUED)

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 General Government & Agency Review (3/20/2019; CONTINUED)

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)

DYSLEXIA SCREENING

To establish the Dyslexia Screening Program for school districts and other public schools.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Education (10/15/2019; CONTINUED-SUBSTITUTE (See separate story))

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))

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; CONTINUED)

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)

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 (10/1/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))

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)

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 (10/2/2019; CONTINUE (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
Committee Hearing in Senate Health, Human Services & Medicaid (10/9/2019; REPORTED (No testimony))

AWARENESS MONTH

To designate the month of May as "Maternal Mortality Awareness Month."
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Health, Human Services & Medicaid (10/2/2019; REPORTED)

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
Committee Hearing in Senate Judiciary (10/2/2019; CONTINUED)

TESTIMONIAL PRIVILEGE

To provide generally a testimonial privilege for communications between a qualified advocate rendering advocacy services and a victim of domestic violence, human trafficking, menacing by stalking, or sexual violence, to exempt the nondisclosure of that privileged communication from the offense of failure to report a crime, to require a qualified advocate to report knowledge or reasonable suspicion of child abuse or neglect of the victim except for privileged communications, and to specify circumstances in which the victim is considered to have waived the privilege.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Judiciary (10/9/2019; CONTINUED)

CAMPAIGN FINANCE

To allow a candidate to use campaign funds to pay certain child care costs
Text/Analysis
Introduced in Senate (10/7/2019)

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)

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