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Bill Status Report Terra Goodnight
Tracking group: Women

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 (3/19/2019)

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 (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)

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 (3/19/2019)

LEAVE BENEFITS

To establish family and medical leave insurance benefits.
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Referred in House (3/5/2019; Insurance)

TAX CREDIT

To remove the income restriction on the earned income tax credit and to make the credit refundable.
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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
Introduced in House (3/12/2019)

PROSTITUTION

To amend the penalties for promoting prostitution.
Text/Analysis
Passed in Senate Judiciary (3/6/2019; 32-0 (Earlier REPORTED))

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 (3/13/2019; 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
Committee Hearing in Senate Judiciary (3/20/2019)

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 (3/6/2019; 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)

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 (3/19/2019)

MEDICAID REQUIREMENTS

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

FETAL REMAINS

To impose requirements on the final disposition of fetal remains from surgical abortions.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Health, Human Services & Medicaid (3/20/2019)

PROTECTION ORDERS

To increase the penalty that applies to the offense of violating a protection order under certain circumstances.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Judiciary (3/13/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))

MEDICAID COPAYMENTS

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

WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE

To create the Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission and to declare an emergency.
Text/Analysis
Passed in Senate Government Oversight & Reform (2/26/2019; 32-0 (Earlier REPORTED-AMENDED (See separate story))

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
Referred in Senate (2/19/2019; Government Oversight & Reform)

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."
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Referred in Senate (3/12/2019; Health, Human Services & Medicaid)

CULTURAL COMPETENCY

To require certain health care professionals to complete instruction in cultural competency.
Text/Analysis
Referred in Senate (3/12/2019; Health, Human Services & Medicaid)

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

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)

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.
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Referred in Senate (3/12/2019; Government Oversight & Reform)

MASSAGE THERAPY

To make changes to the massage therapy licensing law.
Text/Analysis
Introduced in Senate (3/13/2019)

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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