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HB 1
Enacted
criminal sentencing
Plummer, P. Hicks-Hudson, P.
To modify the requirements for intervention in lieu of conviction and for sealing records of conviction and provide for deposit of some of the sealing application fee into the Attorney General Reimbursement Fund and the use of that amount for expenses related to sealing and expungement; to modify the law regarding use of a prison term as a sanction for a community control violation; to modify the drug and alcohol abuse civil commitment mechanism; to expand duties of the State Criminal Sentencing Commission; and to prohibit restraining or confining a woman or child who is a charged, convicted, or adjudicated criminal offender or delinquent child at certain points during pregnancy or postpartum recovery.
Text & Analysis
Signed by the Governor
(1/8/2021; Signed: January 8, 2021, Effective: in 90 days)
domestic violence
Boyd, J. Carruthers, S.
To add domestic violence circumstances to the offense of aggravated murder, to expand the offense of domestic violence to also prohibit strangulation of a family or household member, to require law enforcement officers to utilize a qualified lethality assessment screening tool to refer high risk victims to domestic violence resources, to create the Domestic Violence Prosecution Study Committee, to name this act Aisha's Law, and to make an appropriation.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Judiciary Committee (12/2/2020; CONTINUED-SUBSTITUTE (See separate story))
HB 6
Enacted
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))
HB 7
Enacted
To create the Statewide Watershed Planning and Management Program under the administration of the Director of Agriculture, to make changes to the law governing regional water and sewer districts, and to modify the CAUV eligibility requirements for land used to produce biofuels.
Text & Analysis
Signed by the Governor
(1/6/2021; Signed: January 6, 2021, Effective: in 90 days)
HB 8
Enacted
Regarding foster caregiver training.
Text & Analysis
Signed by the Governor
(10/20/2020; Signed: October 20, 2020, Effective: in 90 days)
degree completion
Jones, D. Sweeney, B.
With regard to student degree completion at state institutions of higher education, to modify eligibility criteria for the Educational Choice Scholarship program, to dissolve certain academic distress commissions, to make an appropriation, and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Conference Committee on HB 9 (2/20/2020; CONTINUED)
drug policy office
Brown, R. Stoltzfus, R.
To establish the Governor's Office of Drug Policy and to make an appropriation.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Finance Committee (11/12/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))
HB 11
Enacted
prenatal care
Manning, G. Howse, S.
Regarding tobacco cessation and prenatal initiatives and to make an appropriation.
Text & Analysis
Signed by the Governor
(6/19/2020; Signed: June 19, 2020)
HB 12
Enacted
behavioral health
Manning, D. West, T.
To create the Ohio Children's Behavioral Health Prevention Network Stakeholder Group.
Text & Analysis
Signed by the Governor
(12/18/2019; Signed: December 18, 2019)
broadband expansion
O'Brien, M.
Regarding broadband expansion, including access to electric cooperative easements and facilities and railroad rights of way, and to make an appropriation.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Energy & Public Utilities Committee (12/1/2020; CONTINUED)
HB 16
Enacted
college tuition
Perales, R.
To grant residency status for in-state college tuition to active military service members and their spouses and dependents.
Text & Analysis
Signed by the Governor
(6/16/2020; Signed: June 16, 2020; Effective: in 90 days)
feminine hygiene taxes
Antani, N. Kelly, B.
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 Committee (5/7/2019; CONTINUED)
subdivision liability
Ingram, C.
To modify political subdivision liability for an employee's negligent operation of a motor vehicle.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Civil Justice Committee (3/19/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))
minimum wage
Kelly, B.
To increase the state minimum wage and to allow municipalities, townships and counties to establish higher minimum wage requirements.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Commerce & Labor Committee (1/22/2020; CONTINUED (See separate story))
Regarding testing women for HIV, syphilis and gonorrhea.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Health Committee (11/19/2019; CONTINUED)
road improvement fund
Greenspan, D.
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 Committee)
To specify that a concealed handgun license qualifies as photo identification for voting purposes.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House State & Local Government Committee (11/20/2019; REPORTED)
HB 50
Enacted
charter hospitals
Greenspan, D.
To require that all rights to and interests in charter county hospital employee discoveries, inventions or patents are the property of the charter county hospital.
Text & Analysis
Signed by the Governor
(7/30/2019; Signed: July 30, 2019)
local government fund
Cera, J. Rogers, J.
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
Committee Hearing
in House Ways & Means Committee (12/3/2020)
snap benefits
Schaffer, T.
To establish requirements for electronic benefit transfer cards issued under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Health Committee (10/1/2019; CONTINUED)
diaper taxes
Antani, N. Kelly, B.
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 Committee (3/19/2019; CONTINUED)
public records
Lanese, L. Liston, B.
To include forensic mental health providers, mental health evaluation providers, regional psychiatric hospital employees, emergency service telecommunicators, and certain Ohio National Guard members as individuals whose residential and familial information is exempt from disclosure under the Public Records Law and to address matters related to contact tracing.
Text & Analysis
Conferees Named
in Senate (9/22/2020; Sens. Eklund, Manning & Thomas)
HB 62
Enacted
transportation budget
Oelslager, S.
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)
HB 65
Enacted
child care
Carfagna, R.
Regarding parental notice of serious risks to the health or safety of children receiving child care and to allow certified swimming classes to take place at a private residential swimming pool without requiring the pool's operator to obtain a public swimming pool license and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Signed by the Governor
(6/19/2020; Signed: June 19, 2020)
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 Committee (2/26/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))
child abuse registry
Perales, R.
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
Leland, D.
To adopt the Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Federalism Committee (3/13/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))
capital improvements
Rogers, J. Cera, J.
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 Committee)
election notices
Merrin, D.
To enact the "Ballot Uniformity and Transparency Act" to modify the form of election notices and ballot language for property tax levies.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate General Government & Agency Review Committee (12/17/2020; CONTINUED)
prevailing wage
Riedel, C. Manchester, S.
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 Committee (12/11/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))
HB 79
Enacted
IC Budget
Oelslager, S.
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
Oelslager, S.
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
Holmes, G.
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 Committee (3/27/2019; CONTINUED)
HB 86
Enacted
firearms
Plummer, P.
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
Antani, N.
To enact the "Forming Open and Robust University Minds Act" regarding free speech on college campuses.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Civil Justice Committee (4/30/2019; CONTINUED)
educational materials
Antani, N.
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 Committee (6/4/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))
leave benefits
Boggs, K. Boyd, J.
To establish family and medical leave insurance benefits.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Insurance Committee (2/12/2020; CONTINUED)
To require voter approval of any increase in the rate of a county sales tax.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House State & Local Government Committee (3/13/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))
public transportation
Skindell, M. Upchurch, T.
To make appropriations related to public transportation.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (3/5/2019; Finance Committee)
gas extraction
Skindell, M.
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 Committee (9/17/2019; CONTINUED)
oil gas law
Skindell, M.
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 Committee (9/17/2019; CONTINUED)
bicycle helmets
Skindell, M.
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 Committee (3/12/2019; CONTINUED)
presidential primary
Cera, J.
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 Committee (12/8/2020)
fuel tax disclosure
Merrin, D. Romanchuk, M.
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 Committee)
To remove the income restriction on the earned income tax credit and to make the credit refundable.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Ways & Means Committee (1/21/2020; CONTINUED-SUBSTITUTE)
To require certain agencies to reduce the number of regulatory restrictions.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House State & Local Government Committee (4/10/2019; CONTINUED)
school transportation
Manning, D.
Regarding student transportation to and from school.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Transportation & Public Safety Committee (3/19/2019; CONTINUED)
distracted driving
Stoltzfus, R.
To make corrective changes to the distracted driving and texting-while-driving law and to add the offenses of failure to control and passing a stopped school bus to the distracted driving law.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Local Government, Public Safety & Veterans Affairs Committee (9/22/2020; CONTINUED)
tax credit
Schaffer, T.
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 Committee (3/19/2019; CONTINUED)
education scholarships
Koehler, K.
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 Committee (3/19/2019; CONTINUED)
HB 123
Enacted
school security
Manning, G.
With regard to school security and youth suicide awareness education and training.
Text & Analysis
Signed by the Governor
(12/21/2020; Signed: December 21, 2020, Effective: March 20, 2021)
small livestock
Brinkman, T.
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
Committee Hearing
in House Agriculture & Rural Development Committee (11/18/2020; CONTINUED)
academic commissions
Smith, K. Hambley, S.
To prohibit the creation of new academic distress commissions.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Primary & Secondary Education Committee (4/9/2019; CONTINUED-SUBSTITUTE (See separate story))
soliciting penalties
Koehler, K. Miller, A.
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 Committee (4/11/2019; CONTINUED)
debt adjusting
Roemer, B.
Regarding debt adjusting.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Financial Institutions Committee (11/21/2019; CONTINUED-SUBSTITUTE (No testimony))
immunizations
Manning, D.
Regarding notice of school child immunization requirements and exemptions.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Primary & Secondary Education Committee (4/2/2019; CONTINUED)
occupational licenses
Perales, R. Weinstein, C.
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
Committee Hearing
in Senate Transportation, Commerce & Workforce Committee (10/2/2019; CONTINUED)
HB 136
Enacted
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
Signed by the Governor
(1/9/2021; Signed: January 9, 2021, Effective: in 90 days)
employee earnings
Kelly, B. Vitale, N.
To require an employer to provide earnings and deductions statements to each of the employer's employees.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Transportation, Commerce & Workforce Committee (3/4/2020; CONTINUED)
photo monitoring
Patton, T.
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 Committee (5/15/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))
photo monitoring
Patton, T.
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 Committee (5/15/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))
photo monitoring
Patton, T.
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 Committee (5/15/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))
photo monitoring
Patton, T.
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 Committee (5/15/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))
nurse overtime
Manning, D.
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 Senate Transportation, Commerce & Workforce Committee (9/23/2020; CONTINUED)
tax levies
Brinkman, T.
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 Committee (4/10/2019; CONTINUED)
academic distress
Miller, J. Jones, D.
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 Committee (9/24/2019--Canceled)
handguns
Schaffer, T.
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 (12/16/2020; REPORTED-AMENDED (No testimony))
tax credit
Patton, T.
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 Committee)
water/sewer service
Brinkman, T.
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
Referred
in Senate (7/21/2020; Energy & Public Utilities Committee)
HB 164
Enacted
education laws
Ginter, T.
Regarding student religious expression, regarding retention under the Third Grade Reading Guarantee for the 2020-2021 school year, to make changes to education law for the 2020-2021 school year in response to implications of COVID-19, to require the Department of Education to make an additional payment in fiscal year 2020 or 2021 to certain city, local, exempted village, and joint vocational school districts that experience a decrease in the taxable value of the district's utility tangible personal property and have at least one power plant in their territories, to permit a person to serve on more than five community school governing authorities under certain conditions, to extend until November 30, 2022, the moratorium on the building code requirement for storm shelters for school construction projects, to make changes regarding the Quality Community School Support Program, to provide an additional payment for fiscal year 2020 to school districts that experience a specified reduction in funding, to entitle the act the "Ohio Student Religious Liberties Act of 2019," to make an appropriation, and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Signed by the Governor
(6/19/2020; Signed: June 19, 2020)
health standards
Liston, B. Galonski, T.
Regarding the adoption of health education standards.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Primary & Secondary Education Committee (6/18/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))
HB 166
Enacted
state budget
Oelslager, S.
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)
HB 168
Enacted
affirmative defense
Arndt, S.
To establish an affirmative defense to a release or threatened release of hazardous substances from a facility for certain bona fide prospective purchasers.
Text & Analysis
Signed by the Governor
(6/16/2020; Signed: June 16, 2020)
immigration laws
Keller, C. Antani, N.
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
Committee Hearing
in House Criminal Justice Committee (1/23/2020; CONTINUED (See separate story))
concealed weapons
Hood, R. Brinkman, T.
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
Brinkman, T.
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 Committee (11/18/2020)
concealed weapons
Hood, R. Brinkman, T.
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
Committee Hearing
in House Criminal Justice Committee (6/4/2020--Canceled)
abortion coverage
Becker, J.
To prohibit insurers from offering coverage for abortion services.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Insurance Committee (5/7/2019; CONTINUED)
contraceptives
Lepore-Hagan, M.
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 Committee (9/10/2019; CONTINUED)
jobsohio
Ingram, C.
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 Committee (5/15/2019; CONTINUED)
To prohibit local tax-related proposals from appearing on an August special election ballot.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House State & Local Government Committee (12/8/2020)
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
Passed
in House (5/28/2020; 83-10)
HB 197
Enacted
tax revisions
Powell, J. Merrin, D.
To enact the "Tax Code Streamlining and Correction Act" to make technical and corrective changes to the laws governing taxation, makes other changes regarding the COVID-19 emergency and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Signed by the Governor
(3/27/2020; Signed: March 27, 2020; Effective: March 27, 2020)
support payments
Liston, B. LaTourette, S.
Regarding the pass-through of support payments under the Ohio Works First program.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Civil Justice Committee (6/18/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))
snap benefits
Wiggam, S.
Regarding eligibility for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Health Committee (6/4/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))
electric vehicles
Smith, K. Weinstein, C.
To establish the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Study Committee.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Transportation & Public Safety Committee (12/1/2020; REPORTED-AMENDED)
voting systems
Galonski, T.
To require new voting systems to use paper ballots.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House State & Local Government Committee (5/22/2019; CONTINUED)
drug overdoses
Galonski, T.
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 Committee (6/27/2019; CONTINUED)
prison laws
Carfagna, R.
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 Committee (12/9/2020; REPORTED (No testimony))
employment practices
Skindell, M. Kelly, B.
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 Committee (5/22/2019; CONTINUED)
public-private agreements
Patton, T.
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 Committee (11/17/2020; REPORTED)
wage discrimination
Boyd, J. Crawley, E.
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 Committee (6/18/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))
To alter the minimum setback requirement for wind farms of five or more megawatts.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (5/8/2019; Public Utilities Committee)
rental housing
Upchurch, T. Miller, A.
To prohibit discrimination in rental housing based on lawful source of income.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Commerce & Labor Committee (5/20/2020; CONTINUED)
whistleblower laws
Cera, J. Scherer, G.
To revise Ohio's whistleblower protection laws.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Civil Justice Committee (2/26/2020; REPORTED (No testimony))
student assessments
Manning, G. Crawley, E.
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
Referred
in Senate (9/1/2020; Education Committee)
firearm storage
Kelly, B. Miranda, J.
To prohibit negligent storage of a firearm and to provide criminal penalties if a minor gains access to an improperly stored firearm.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Criminal Justice Committee (10/31/2019; CONTINUED)
HB 242
Enacted
auxiliary containers
Lang, G. Jones, D.
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
Signed by the Governor
(10/13/2020; Signed: October 13, 2020)
puco occ
Vitale, N.
To reform and modernize the Public Utilities Commission and the Consumers' Counsel.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Public Utilities Committee (5/28/2020; CONTINUED-SUBSTITUTE (See separate story))
antique firearms
Powell, J. Smith, T.
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 Committee (12/2/2020--Canceled)
abuse victims
Hillyer, B.
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 Committee (2/11/2020; CONTINUED (See separate story))
land reutilization
Greenspan, D.
To create the Land Reutilization Demolition Program and to make an appropriation.
Text & Analysis
Re-referred
in House (6/30/2019; Finance Committee)
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 Committee (6/4/2019)
custodial interrogations
Plummer, P. West, T.
To revise the law governing the electronic recording of custodial interrogations.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Local Government, Public Safety & Veterans Affairs Committee (12/16/2020; REPORTED-AMENDED)
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 Committee (12/8/2020; CONTINUED)
eminent domain
Manning, D.
To amend the law regarding eminent domain and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Civil Justice Committee (11/5/2019; SCHEDULED BUT NOT HEARD)
sexual contact
Boggs, K. Crawley, E.
To prohibit unlawful sexual contact between health care professionals and patients and to revoke professional licenses for criminal misconduct.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Criminal Justice Committee (12/8/2020; CONTINUED)
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 Committee (9/10/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))
HB 295
Enacted
electric scooters
Hoops, J. O'Brien, M.
To establish requirements governing low-speed micromobility devices and to make other changes to the law related to special modes of transportation.
Text & Analysis
Signed by the Governor
(1/13/2021; Signed: January 13, 2021, Effective: in 90 days)
To authorize a refundable income tax credit for a taxpayer's cash contributions to qualifying pregnancy resource centers.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Ways & Means Committee (12/10/2019; REPORTED-AMENDED)
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
Committee Hearing
in House Commerce & Labor Committee (12/1/2020; CONTINUED)
School Funding
Cupp, B. Patterson, J.
To create a new school financing system, and to make an appropriation.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in Senate (12/9/2020; Finance Committee)
HB 308
Enacted
PTSD coverage
Patton, T.
To provide compensation and benefits to first responders with post-traumatic stress disorder and to study the financial and administrative requirements for that fund.
Text & Analysis
Signed by the Governor
(1/9/2021; Signed: January 9, 2021, Effective: in 90 days)
suicide prevention
Liston, B.
To require federally licensed firearms dealers to provide suicide prevention information to the purchaser of a firearm.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Health Committee (12/15/2020; CONTINUED)
firearm orders
Sweeney, B.
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 House Health Committee (11/10/2020; CONTINUED)
firearm sales
Miller, A.
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
Committee Hearing
in House State & Local Government Committee (12/8/2020; CONTINUED)
firearms conduct
West, T. Miller, A.
To restore local authority to generally regulate firearms related conduct.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House State & Local Government Committee (12/1/2020; CONTINUED (See separate story))
firearms transfers
West, T.
To prohibit a federally licensed firearms dealer from Transferring a firearm while a background check is pending unless 30 days have elapsed.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House State & Local Government Committee (12/1/2020; CONTINUED (See separate story))
workers' compensation
Patton, T.
Regarding charging workers' compensation experience in firefighter cancer claims.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Insurance Committee (6/3/2020; CONTINUED)
domestic violence
Lepore-Hagan, M. Boyd, J.
To require a person who is subject to a civil or criminal domestic violence temporary protection order to surrender the person's firearms.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Criminal Justice Committee (12/8/2020; CONTINUED)
flavored vaping
Patton, T.
To prohibit the sale of flavored electronic smoking devices and flavored vapor products and to establish a committee to study the health risks associated with such products.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (10/1/2019; Health Committee)
vaping products
Patton, T.
To place restrictions on retailers of vapor products.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (10/1/2019; Health Committee)
protection orders
Miller, A.
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 Committee)
firearm magazines
Weinstein, C.
To generally prohibit a person from possessing a large capacity magazine and to establish a large capacity magazine registry.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Criminal Justice Committee (12/8/2020; CONTINUED)
rental agreements
Sobecki, L. Lepore-Hagan, M.
To allow a tenant to terminate a rental agreement if the tenant is a victim of a specified crime.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Civil Justice Committee (2/11/2020; CONTINUED)
HB 352
Enacted
employment laws
Lang, G. Cross, J.
To modify Ohio civil rights laws related to employment.
Text & Analysis
Signed by the Governor
(1/13/2021; Signed: January 13, 2021, Effective: in 90 days)
To require the juvenile court to expunge all records sealed pursuant to the juvenile sealing law upon the person's twenty-eighth birthday, to expand the circumstances under which a person has a weapon under disability, to specify that moderate or severe substance use disorder is a mental illness for purposes of the law governing civil commitments, to require the Director of Public Safety to create and maintain the weapons disability data portal, to impose certain consequences on specified entities that fail to comply with data submission requirements, and to make an appropriation.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Finance Committee (10/16/2019; CONTINUED)
discrimination
Skindell, M.
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 House Civil Justice Committee (11/19/2020; CONTINUED-SUBSTITUTE (See separate story))
first amendment
Hillyer, B. Baldridge, B.
To allow the Attorney General to defend political subdivisions in certain actions brought under the First Amendment to the United States Constitution or analogous provisions of the Ohio Constitution.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Civil Justice Committee (12/10/2019; CONTINUED)
college tuition
Merrin, D.
To expand the "Forever Buckeye" program by granting in-state college tuition to individuals who receive a certificate of high school equivalence in Ohio.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in Senate (12/2/2020; Education Committee)
unemployment benefits
Crossman, J. Lepore-Hagan, M.
To provide unemployment benefits to striking workers and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Insurance Committee (2/26/2020--Canceled)
self-defense
Keller, C. Hood, R.
To enact the Ohio Stand Your Ground Act to modify the law regarding self-defense.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Criminal Justice Committee (6/10/2020; CONTINUED (See separate story))
municipal taxes
Jordan, K.
To prohibit municipal corporations from levying an income tax on nonresidents' compensation for personal services or on net profits from a sole proprietorship owned by a nonresident.
Text & Analysis
Introduced
in House (10/29/2019)
HB 388
Enacted
out-of-network care
Holmes, A.
Regarding out-of-network care.
Text & Analysis
Signed by the Governor
(1/8/2021; Signed: January 8, 2021, Effective: in 90 days)
health insurance
Crossman, J. Clites, R.
Regarding health insurance premiums and benefits.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Insurance Committee (6/9/2020; CONTINUED)
To increase the state minimum wage to ten dollars and fifty-five cents per hour beginning January 1, 2021.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (11/12/2019; Commerce & Labor Committee)
parental rights
Galonski, T.
Regarding parental right of disposition for a deceased adult child.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Civil Justice Committee (5/12/2020; CONTINUED (No testimony))
election day leave
Crawley, E. Sweeney, B.
To establish the day of each general election as a legal holiday for which government employees receive paid leave.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House State & Local Government Committee (12/8/2020; CONTINUED)
wind regulations
Reineke, B.
To require inclusion of safety specifications in wind farm certificate applications, to modify wind turbine setbacks, and to permit a township referendum vote on certain wind farm certificates.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Energy & Natural Resources Committee (12/3/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))
prisoner transfers
Hillyer, B. Galonski, T.
To eliminate the requirement that a sentencing court must assent to the transfer of a prisoner to a transitional control program.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Criminal Justice Committee (12/9/2020; CONTINUED)
HB 404
Enacted
remote meetings
Sweeney, B.
To continue essential operations of state and local government in response to the declared pandemic and global health emergency related to COVID-19 and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Signed by the Governor
(11/23/2020; Signed: November 23, 2020, Effective: Immediately)
child crisis care
Manning, G. Patton, T.
Regarding children's crisis care facilities.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Health Committee (2/18/2020; CONTINUED)
HB 409
Enacted
student attendance
Koehler, K. Plummer, P.
Regarding student attendance at school district or STEM school remote learning programs and at internet- or computer-based community schools that are not dropout prevention and recovery schools, to provide public and chartered nonpublic schools discretion regarding educational requirements of substitute teachers for the 2020-2021 school year, to exempt schools from retaining students under the Third Grade Reading Guarantee for the 2020-2021 school year, to permit the Superintendent of Public Instruction to adjust various deadlines, to prohibit the Department of Education from issuing state report card ratings for the 2020-2021 school year, to establish a safe harbor from penalties and sanctions based on the absence of state report card ratings and community school sponsor ratings for the 2020-2021 school year, and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Signed by the Governor
(1/8/2021; Signed: January 8, 2021, Effective: January 8, 2021)
textbook purchases
Sweeney, B. Antani, N.
To exempt from sales and use tax textbooks purchased by post-secondary students.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Ways & Means Committee (12/10/2019; CONTINUED)
To create the capital offense of aggravated abortion murder and the offense of abortion murder.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (11/18/2019; Criminal Justice Committee)
prostitution proceeds
Powell, J.
To prohibit a person from receiving proceeds of prostitution.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Criminal Justice Committee (2/13/2020; CONTINUED (See separate story))
concealed weapons
Wiggam, S.
To modify the requirement that a concealed handgun licensee must notify a law enforcement officer that the licensee is authorized to carry a concealed handgun and is carrying a concealed handgun when stopped.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Government Oversight & Reform Committee (12/16/2020; REPORTED-AMENDED (See separate story))
tax deduction
Rogers, J. Scherer, G.
To enact the "Blair Deduction" to allow an individual obtaining a postsecondary degree or credential from an eligible educational institution to claim an income tax deduction for qualified higher education expenses.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Ways & Means Committee (5/28/2020; CONTINUED)
judicial candidates
Hambley, S. Skindell, M.
To allow a partisan judicial candidate to appear on the general election ballot with a political party designation.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House State & Local Government Committee (12/8/2020; REPORTED (N0 testimony))
voter registration
Sweeney, B.
To create an automated voter registration system.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House State & Local Government Committee (12/8/2020; CONTINUED)
presidential candidates
Smith, K. Galonski, T.
To require a candidate for President or Vice-President of the United States to submit copies of the candidate's five most recent federal income tax returns for publication on the Secretary of State's official web site.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Federalism Committee (2/5/2020; CONTINUED-AMENDED (See separate story))
child support
West, T. Kick, D.
To alter the procedures and requirements governing the granting of limited driving privileges in certain criminal cases and cases involving failure to pay child support, to authorize a court in any proceeding to submit a report to the Registrar of Motor Vehicles regarding whether the defendant is competent to operate a motor vehicle, to alter the reinstatement fees related to failure to provide proof of financial responsibility and vehicle immobilization, and to impose community service sanctions on persons who are the subject of child support order default determinations under specified circumstances.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Civil Justice Committee (2/11/2020; CONTINUED)
To permit schools and camps to procure and use injectable or nasally administered glucagon in accordance with prescribed policies and to exempt them from licensing requirements related to the possession of glucagon.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Health Committee (11/18/2020; CONTINUED)
sexuality counseling
Hood, R. Dean, B.
To enact the "Vulnerable Child Protection Act" regarding sexuality and identity counseling and prohibiting certain procedures and activities intended to change, reinforce, or affirm a minor's perception of his or her own sexual attraction, sexual behaviors, or identity.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (3/10/2020; Health Committee)
noneconomic damages
Boggs, K. Russo, A.
To remove the cap on damages for noneconomic loss when a victim of rape or assault brings a tort action.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Civil Justice Committee (12/3/2020; CONTINUED)
public service loans
Sweeney, B.
To require the Chancellor of Higher Education and public service organizations to disseminate information regarding the federal public service loan forgiveness programs.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Higher Education Committee (6/11/2020--Canceled)
abortion
Becker, J.
To enact the Human Life Protection Act to prohibit abortions based upon a condition precedent.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Health Committee (12/8/2020)
To authorize a pregnant minor to consent to receive health care to maintain or improve her life or the life of the unborn child she is carrying.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Health Committee (12/15/2020; CONTINUED)
To make changes to child support laws with regard to caretakers.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Civil Justice Committee (6/10/2020; CONTINUED)
PTSD coverage
Antani, N.
Concerning compensation, medical benefits, and disability retirement for peace officers, firefighters, and emergency medical workers diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder arising from employment without an accompanying physical injury.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Insurance Committee (12/1/2020; CONTINUED)
video meetings
Sobecki, L.
To authorize public bodies to meet via teleconference and video conference during a public health state of emergency as declared by the Governor, and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (5/5/2020; State & Local Government Committee)
child abuse
Abrams, C.
To require public children services agencies to report child abuse or neglect in military families to the appropriate military authorities.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in Senate (12/9/2020; Judiciary Committee)
To modify the law governing voter registration and the method of conducting elections.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (5/5/2020; State & Local Government Committee)
physician assistants
Galonski, T.
To suspend the requirement that a physician assistant practice with supervision and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Health Committee (11/18/2020)
To prohibit foreclosure activity and the eviction of residential and commercial tenants during the state of emergency declared regarding COVID-19, to refer such proceedings caused by the state of emergency to mediation, and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Civil Justice Committee (12/3/2020; CONTINUED)
ems notifications
Ghanbari, H.
To require prompt notification of an emergency medical services worker who has treated or transported a patient who is presumptively positive for a contagious or infectious disease and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Health Committee (11/18/2020; CONTINUED)
utility disruptions
Leland, D.
To prevent the disruption of utility service during the state of emergency declared regarding COVID-19 and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (5/5/2020; Public Utilities Committee)
To extend the filing and payment dates for state, municipal, and school district income taxes by the same period as any federal income tax extension granted in response to the COVID-19 disease outbreak and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Ways & Means Committee (5/12/2020)
lgf distributions
Rogers, J. Crossman, J.
To increase the percentage of revenue to the General Revenue Fund distributed to the Local Government Fund and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (5/5/2020; Finance Committee)
To temporarily authorize a partially refundable earned income tax credit and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Finance Committee (11/17/2020)
medicaid coverage
Clites, R.
To require insurance and Medicaid coverage of a ninety-day supply of certain covered drugs and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Insurance Committee (5/12/2020; CONTINUED)
child care
Smith, K.
To extend the date by which publicly funded child care providers must be rated through the Step Up to Quality Program and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (5/5/2020; Health Committee)
county purchases
Boggs, K.
To allow a county to purchase public health-related items and communication equipment without competitive bidding, solicit bids electronically, and open bids during a meeting held electronically during the period of the emergency declared by Executive Order 2020-01D, issued on March 9, 2020, and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House State & Local Government Committee (12/16/2020)
occupational diseases
Boggs, K.
To make COVID-19 contracted by a peace officer, firefighter, or emergency medical worker an occupational disease under the Workers' Compensation Law under certain circumstances and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Insurance Committee (5/19/2020; CONTINUED)
fee waivers
Sobecki, L.
To allow the Ohio Public Works Commission, the Ohio Water Development Authority, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, county auditors, and county recorders, during the state of emergency due to COVID-19, to waive certain penalties and late fees, suspend certain reporting requirements, and waive electronic recording fees, and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House State & Local Government Committee (12/16/2020; CONTINUED)
occupational diseases
Sobecki, L. Boggs, K.
To make COVID-19 an occupational disease under the Workers' Compensation Law under certain circumstances and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Insurance Committee (5/12/2020; CONTINUED)
county payments
Miller, J.
To permit counties to receive payments by a drop box instead of in-person for the duration of the Governor's COVID-19 emergency declaration and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House State & Local Government Committee (12/16/2020; CONTINUED (No testimony))
To temporarily abate the charging of interest and penalties against tax-delinquent homesteads and suspend tax foreclosure proceedings and tax certificate sales regarding such homesteads and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (5/5/2020; Ways & Means Committee)
academic commissions
Miller, J. Lightbody, M.
To dissolve existing academic distress commissions, to place a moratorium on the creation of academic distress commissions, to establish the School Transformation Board, and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Primary & Secondary Education Committee (12/8/2020; CONTINUED)
homeless shelters
Smith, K.
To make an appropriation to support homeless shelters in the state and to provide emergency rental assistance in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (5/5/2020; Finance Committee)
covid-19 testing
Russo, A.
To require health insurers to cover COVID-19 testing and treatment, to prohibit balance billing, to make an appropriation, and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Insurance Committee (5/19/2020)
To require health plan issuers to cover telemedicine services during a state of emergency, and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Insurance Committee (9/23/2020; CONTINUED)
covid-19 response
Callender, J.
To address immediate concerns related to COVID-19.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (5/5/2020; Health Committee)
state spending
Callender, J.
To make appropriations for the biennium ending June 30, 2021, and capital reappropriations for the biennium ending June 30, 2022.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (5/5/2020; Finance Committee)
medicaid requirements
Russo, A. Liston, B.
To waive certain Medicaid requirements during the COVID-19 emergency declaration and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (5/5/2020; Insurance Committee)
unemployment compensation
Crawley, E. Leland, D.
To temporarily change eligibility and work search requirements under the Unemployment Compensation Law and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (5/5/2020; Insurance Committee)
education requirements
Patterson, J. Robinson, P.
To waive certain primary and secondary education requirements to account for school closings in compliance with the Director of Health's order due to the implications of COVID-19 and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (5/5/2020; Primary & Secondary Education Committee)
school choice program
Robinson, P. Patterson, J.
To suspend all performance-based Educational Choice scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year, to make changes to the Educational Choice Scholarship Program and the expansion of that program for the 2021-2022 school year and each school year thereafter, and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (5/5/2020; Primary & Secondary Education Committee)
public assistance
Russo, A. Sobecki, L.
To delay eligibility redeterminations for certain public assistance programs, temporarily modify income eligibility requirements for certain public assistance programs, and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (5/5/2020; Health Committee)
business insurance
Crossman, J. Rogers, J.
To require insurers offering business interruption insurance to cover losses attributable to viruses and pandemics and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Insurance Committee (6/9/2020; CONTINUED)
To prohibit price gouging after a declaration of an emergency and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Criminal Justice Committee (12/9/2020; CONTINUED)
municipal income tax
Rogers, J.
To suspend some employer municipal income tax withholding requirements during the COVID-19 state of emergency and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (5/5/2020; Ways & Means Committee)
health center funding
Galonski, T.
To make an appropriation for the Ohio Association of Community Health Centers and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Finance Committee (12/2/2020; CONTINUED)
To require paid leave for an employee who is unable to work due to quarantine or mandatory isolation, to create a grant program to compensate contract workers who cannot perform services during public health emergencies, to make an appropriation, and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Commerce & Labor Committee (12/1/2020; CONTINUED)
retiree re-employment
Crossman, J. Baldridge, B.
Regarding re-employment of a retirant as a police officer, firefighter, or emergency medical worker during a state of emergency, to allow a deferred retirement option plan participant to work past the participant's employment end date during a state of emergency, and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (5/5/2020; Financial Institutions Committee)
student transcripts
Sweeney, B. Crossman, J.
To require institutions of higher education to release student transcripts regardless of student-owed institutional debt.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Higher Education Committee (5/19/2020; CONTINUED)
debt collection
West, T.
To halt the collection of debts and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Civil Justice Committee (12/3/2020)
debt collection
Ingram, C. Miranda, J.
To halt the collection of all debt owed to any state institution of higher education or hospital operated by a state institution of higher education, to freeze the accrual of interest and collection of fees on all outstanding debt owed to those entities, and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Civil Justice Committee (12/3/2020; CONTINUED)
student loan interest
Ingram, C. Lightbody, M.
To require the Chancellor of Higher Education to waive interest rates and suspend payments on state student loan programs for up to sixty days, to require the Chancellor to conduct a study to assist institutions of higher education and students during the COVID-19 outbreak, and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Higher Education Committee (5/12/2020; CONTINUED (See separate story))
workers' compensation
Kelly, B. Patton, T.
To make COVID-19 contracted by an employee of a retail food establishment or food processing establishment an occupational disease under the Workers' Compensation Law under certain circumstances and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Insurance Committee (5/28/2020; CONTINUED)
HB 606
Enacted
civil immunity
Grendell, D.
To make temporary changes related to qualified civil immunity for health care and emergency services provided during a government-declared disaster or emergency and for exposure to or transmission or contraction of certain coronaviruses.
Text & Analysis
Signed by the Governor
(9/14/2020; Signed: September 14, 2020; Effective: in 90 days)
HB 614
Enacted
unemployment compensation
Fraizer, M. Richardson, T.
To create the Unemployment Compensation Modernization and Improvement Council, to revise the claims process and duties related to that process, to require the Auditor of State to examine and make recommendations on the efficiency of the process, to require the Director of Job and Family Services to create a strategic staffing plan for employees who handle inquiries and claims for unemployment benefits, to require the Chancellor of Higher Education to create a template for workforce-education partnership programs, to provide for the distribution of some federal coronavirus relief funding to local subdivisions, to extend the renewal deadline for concealed handgun licenses for ninety days or until June 30, 2021, whichever is later, to allow licensees to apply for or renew licenses with any county sheriff until that date, to authorize the conveyance of certain state-owned land, to provide funding for community projects, to make appropriations, and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Signed by the Governor
(10/1/2020; Signed: October 1, 2020; Effective: October 1, 2020)
school bus barriers
Sobecki, L. Miller, J.
To authorize the installation of protective barriers in school buses, to require the Director of Public Safety to adopt rules related to the barriers, and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Transportation & Public Safety Committee (5/26/2020; CONTINUED (See separate story))
health orders
Jordan, K.
To establish certain time frames and legislative approval procedures as conditions governing the authority of the Department of Health to issue statewide shelter-in-place or stay-at-home orders for preventing the spread of contagious or infectious diseases, to invalidate existing statewide shelter-in-place or stay-at-home orders issued by the Department, and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House State & Local Government Committee (12/16/2020; CONTINUED (No testimony))
health orders
Becker, J.
To limit the authority of the Governor and the Department of Health to issue orders regarding contagious or infectious diseases, to prohibit any order from affecting the conduct of an election, to designate its provisions as the "Need Ohio Working (NOW) Act," and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House State & Local Government Committee (12/8/2020; CONTINUED)
disease information
Jordan, K. Hillyer, B.
To require the Department of Health to compile and publish certain information on its web site during a state of emergency relating to infectious disease.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Health Committee (12/1/2020; SCHEDULED BUT NOT HEARD)
business openings
Wilkin, S. Cross, J.
To enact The Business Fairness Act and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Transportation, Commerce & Workforce Committee (12/18/2020; CONTINUED (No testimony))
covid-19 testing
Grendell, D.
To require the reporting and release of certain COVID-19 testing and related information and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Government Oversight & Reform Committee (12/9/2020; CONTINUED (No testimony))
school transportation
Sobecki, L. Miller, J.
To specify that a school district is not required to plan its transportation schedule based on the start and end times of those nonpublic schools to which it transports students, to require community schools and chartered nonpublic schools to provide certain information related to student transportation to school districts annually, and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Primary & Secondary Education Committee (12/2/2020; CONTINUED)
student transportation
Sobecki, L. Crawley, E.
To exempt school districts and educational service centers from prohibitions against reductions in student transportation for the 2020-2021 school year and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (5/19/2020; Primary & Secondary Education Committee)
To allow for the cultivation and possession of marihuana, to modify possession and cultivation penalties, and to allow for expungement of certain marihuana convictions.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Criminal Justice Committee (12/9/2020; CONTINUED)
community schools
Rogers, J. Patterson, J.
To require all community school sponsors to receive approval from and enter into an agreement with the Department of Education and to make changes regarding eligibility for the Quality Community School Support Program.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (5/27/2020; Primary & Secondary Education Committee)
school transportation
Sobecki, L.
To exempt a school district from transporting students to a chartered nonpublic school or a community school under certain circumstances and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (5/27/2020; Primary & Secondary Education Committee)
youth council
Crawley, E.
To establish the Legislative Youth Advisory Council to examine and facilitate communication between youth and the General Assembly regarding issues of importance to youth.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (5/27/2020; State & Local Government Committee)
cannabis
Brent, J.
To repeal criminal prohibitions against the trafficking and possession of cannabis.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (5/27/2020; Criminal Justice Committee)
gun violence
Howse, S.
To require the Director of Health to establish and operate a pilot program to provide individual, problem-solving therapy sessions and related family support services to youth and young adults in Cleveland who are at a high risk for gun violence.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (5/27/2020; Health Committee)
high capacity magazines
Strahorn, F.
To prohibit the manufacture or possession for sale of high-capacity magazines except for authorized use by law enforcement agencies or for federal military purposes.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (5/27/2020; Federalism Committee)
health orders
Stoltzfus, R. Hood, R.
Regarding the authority of the Department of Health and local boards of health to make certain orders and regarding the testing of individuals for certain communicable diseases.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House State & Local Government Committee (6/9/2020; CONTINUED)
medical marijuana
Upchurch, T.
To authorize the use of medical marijuana for anxiety, autism spectrum disorder, and opioid use disorder.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (5/27/2020; Health Committee)
drug laws
Galonski, T.
To revise Ohio's Drug Offense Law, and to continue the provisions of this act on and after March 22, 2020, by amending the versions of sections 3719.01 and 3796.01 of the Revised Code that are scheduled to take effect on that date.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (5/27/2020; Criminal Justice Committee)
firearms training
Galonski, T.
To require firearms training for school employees approved to convey firearms into a school safety zone.
Text & Analysis
Withdrawn
in House (5/27/2020)
prevailing wage
Hood, R. Dean, B.
To repeal the Prevailing Wage Law.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (5/27/2020; Commerce & Labor Committee)
To enact provisions of law relative to the sale and delivery of alcoholic beverages by liquor permit holders and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (5/27/2020; Commerce & Labor Committee)
HB 669
Enacted
To enact provisions of law relative to the sale and delivery of alcoholic beverages by liquor permit holders and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Signed by the Governor
(10/13/2020; Signed: October 13, 2020)
capital reappropriations
Merrin, D.
To make capital reappropriations for certain agencies for the biennium ending June 30, 2022, and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Finance Committee (6/4/2020--Canceled)
To establish limits on certain public health orders issued by boards of health and the Department of Health, to prohibit a licensing authority from taking disciplinary action against a licensee for engaging in permitted activities during a pandemic, and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House State & Local Government Committee (6/9/2020; CONTINUED (No testimony))
business practices
Roemer, B.
Regarding the operation of businesses, practice of certain professions, completion of education as it relates to COVID-19, public health, and membership of the State Cosmetology and Barber Board, to modify the electric utility law regarding energy efficiency programs, and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Informally Passed
in Senate (12/22/2020)
HB 674
Enacted
liquor laws
Hillyer, B.
To revise specified provisions of the liquor control laws.
Text & Analysis
Signed by the Governor
(1/8/2021; Signed: January 8, 2021, Effective: in 90 days)
accountability boards
Jordan, K.
To create twelve regional State and Local Government Accountability Appeal Boards and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House State & Local Government Committee (6/3/2020; CONTINUED (No testimony))
mail election
Abrams, C.
To create a procedure to conduct an election entirely by mail in the case of a public health emergency, to modify certain deadlines for absent voting, and to direct the Secretary of State's use of federal CARES Act funds.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Government Oversight & Reform Committee (9/23/2020; CONTINUED (No testimony; See separate story))
face masks
Vitale, N.
To provide that only the General Assembly, by a two-thirds majority vote, can require that all residents of the state wear a face mask or covering.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (6/3/2020; State & Local Government Committee)
academic content
Hood, R. Brinkman, T.
To revise the law with regard to the state academic content standards and primary and secondary education assessments and teacher evaluations, to create the Legislative Office of Education Oversight, and to make other changes regarding the operation of primary and secondary schools.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (6/3/2020; Primary & Secondary Education Committee)
child care
Lightbody, M.
Regarding eligibility for publicly funded child care.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (6/3/2020; State & Local Government Committee)
school requirements
Sobecki, L. Crossman, J.
To waive state testing requirements for the 2020-2021 school year, to provide exemptions from state report cards and other provisions related to test results, and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (6/3/2020; Primary & Secondary Education Committee)
To make changes to the Election Law.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (6/3/2020; State & Local Government Committee)
To prohibit, for the 2020-2021 school year only, public and chartered nonpublic schools from opening for instruction prior to the Wednesday after Labor Day and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (6/9/2020; Primary & Secondary Education Committee)
legislative salaries
Becker, J. Romanchuk, M.
To enact the "Average Wage Fully Uniform Law (AWFUL)" to set the baseline compensation for General Assembly members equal to Ohio's median household income.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (6/9/2020; State & Local Government Committee)
college opportunity grants
Manning, G.
To maintain a student's Ohio College Opportunity Grant award amount in the 2020-2021 academic year if that student enrolls in a state institution of higher education and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (8/31/2020; Higher Education Committee)
policing practices
Plummer, P. Abrams, C.
To express the intent of the General Assembly to study and implement professional police practices in Ohio.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (8/31/2020; State & Local Government Committee)
police training
Crawley, E. West, T.
To require peace officers to complete training on de-escalation techniques, implicit bias, procedural justice, and mental health issues, to require information regarding mental health resources and available support be provided to peace officers annually, and to make an appropriation.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (8/31/2020; State & Local Government Committee)
To prohibit the use of tear gas by peace officers.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (8/31/2020; State & Local Government Committee)
To establish a database of records of use of force by law enforcement officers.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (8/31/2020; State & Local Government Committee)
police practices
Upchurch, T. Denson, S.
To prohibit police officers from engaging in biased policing and other status-based profiling and to require the attorney general's office to establish rules regarding such police practices.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (8/31/2020; State & Local Government Committee)
law enforcement database
Sheehy, M. Hicks-Hudson, P.
To require the Attorney General to create a database of information regarding law enforcement officers who have been terminated or resigned under certain circumstances and to require law enforcement agencies to access the database to determine employment eligibility of those officers.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (8/31/2020; State & Local Government Committee)
law enforcement quotas
West, T. Leland, D.
To prohibit law enforcement agencies from using quotas for arrests and citations.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (8/31/2020; State & Local Government Committee)
child interrogations
Crossman, J. Upchurch, T.
Regarding the admissibility of statements made by a child during a custodial interrogation.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (8/31/2020; Criminal Justice Committee)
law enforcement training
Miller, J. Upchurch, T.
To allow the chief of police of a municipal corporation to conduct training schools for prospective law enforcement officers.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (8/31/2020; State & Local Government Committee)
military surplus
Weinstein, C. Crawley, E.
To prohibit a political subdivision from receiving certain property from a military equipment surplus program operated by the federal government and to limit the use of federal funds to purchase equipment.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (8/31/2020; State & Local Government Committee)
pride month
Galonski, T.
To designate the month of June as "Pride Month."
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (8/31/2020; State & Local Government Committee)
To repeal the changes made by H.B. 6 of the 133rd General Assembly to the laws governing electric service, renewable energy, and energy efficiency and the changes made to other related laws.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Select Committee on Energy Policy & Oversight (9/30/2020; CONTINUED (See separate story))
day designation
Crossman, J. Brent, J.
To designate February 21 as "John Lewis Voter Registration Day" and to require the boards of elections to promote that day to encourage voter registration.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (8/31/2020; State & Local Government Committee)
rental assistance
Leland, D. Brent, J.
To enact the Eviction Crisis Response Act to create the COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program, to make an appropriation, and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (8/31/2020; Commerce & Labor Committee)
To repeal the changes made by H.B. 6 of the 133rd General Assembly to the laws governing electric service, renewable energy, and energy efficiency and the changes made to other related laws.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Select Committee on Energy Policy & Oversight (9/30/2020; CONTINUED (See separate story))
petition circulators
Sweeney, B. Crossman, J.
To prohibit a person from taking certain actions to prevent the circulation of an election petition.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (8/31/2020; State & Local Government Committee)
substitute teachers
Cross, J.
To provide for discretion to school districts regarding educational requirements of substitute teachers for the 2020-2021 school year and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Primary & Secondary Education Committee (11/18/2020; CONTINUED)
liquor sales
Cutrona, A.
To reinstate the authorized hours of operation for liquor permit premises that existed prior to the state of emergency declared in response to COVID-19 and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (11/17/2020; State & Local Government Committee)
athletic events
Stoltzfus, R.
To require school districts to permit family member spectators at athletic activities and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Primary & Secondary Education Committee (12/3/2020; CONTINUED (See separate story))
college tuition
Merrin, D.
To enact the "Anthony Dia Act" to modify the in-state residency requirement for a college tuition waiver granted to the child, spouse, or qualified former spouse of a public service officer or U.S. armed service member killed in the line of duty.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (11/17/2020; Armed Services & Veterans Affairs Committee)
campaign finance
Grendell, D. Fraizer, M.
To modify the campaign finance law and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (11/17/2020; State & Local Government Committee)
state of emergency
Grendell, D. Stoltzfus, R.
To terminate the COVID-19 state of emergency in Ohio and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (11/17/2020; State & Local Government Committee)
handgun licenses
Grendell, D.
To extend valid concealed handgun licenses until December 31, 2021, and to permit Ohio residents to apply for or renew concealed handgun licenses in any county.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (11/17/2020; Criminal Justice Committee)
energy laws
Romanchuk, M.
To make changes regarding electric utility service law, to repeal certain provisions of H.B. 6 of the 133rd General Assembly, and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Energy & Public Utilities Committee (12/18/2020; Committee in recess)
Law Enforcement
Carruthers, S.
To increase penalties for certain assault, vandalism, and riot offenses, to allow peace officers to bring civil suits against persons participating in a riot, and to prohibit bias motivated intimidation of first responders.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Criminal Justice Committee (11/19/2020; CONTINUED (See separate story))
Wind Farms
Smith, T.
To temporarily suspend the certification of major utility facilities that are powered by solar or wind and economically significant wind farms.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (11/17/2020; Commerce & Labor Committee)
Duty To Retreat
Koehler, K.
To expand the locations at which a person has no duty to retreat before using force under both civil and criminal law.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Civil Justice Committee (12/16/2020; CONTINUED (See separate story))
Nuclear Subsidies
Hoops, J.
To delay for one year the charges and payments for nuclear resource and renewable energy credits, and revise certain other laws, enacted by H.B. 6 of the 133rd General Assembly, to amend Power Siting Board law and other electric utility law, to prohibit certain restrictions on solar energy systems, and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Energy & Public Utilities Committee (12/18/2020; Committee in recess)
To terminate certain provisions of the "Director's Order for Retail and Business Compliance for Facial Coverings throughout the State of Ohio," issued on November 13, 2020, and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Introduced and Referred
in House (12/3/2020; Commerce & Labor Committee)
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
Committee Hearing
in Senate Finance Committee (10/1/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))
tax increases
Burke, D.
Proposing to enact Section 7 of Article XII of the Constitution of the State of Ohio to require that any increase in income tax rates be approved by a supermajority of the membership of each house of the General Assembly.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Ways & Means Committee (6/9/2020; REPORTED)
unemployment compensation
Peterson, B.
To allow the General Assembly to provide for the issuance of obligations to repay outstanding advances made by the federal government to the unemployment compensation program of the state.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (8/31/2020; Finance Committee)
slavery amendment
Thomas, C.
Proposing to amend Section 6 of Article I of the Constitution of the State of Ohio to prohibit slavery or involuntary servitude in Ohio for the punishment of crime.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Government Oversight & Reform Committee (11/18/2020; CONTINUED)
constitutional amendments
Koehler, K.
To modify certain signature requirements for a proposed constitutional amendment by initiative petition.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Civil Justice Committee (9/3/2019)
critical infrastructure
Manning, D. Callender, J.
Proposing to enact Section 12 of Article XV of the Constitution of the State of Ohio to provide Ohio critical infrastructure protection.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Energy & Natural Resources Committee (10/30/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))
voter registration
Galonski, T.
To permit an elector to register to vote on Election Day and vote in that election.
Text & Analysis
Introduced and Referred
in House (5/27/2020; State & Local Government Committee)
To require certain agencies to reduce the number of regulatory restrictions in their administrative rules, to require the approval of the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review for Department of Health orders to be effective for more than fourteen days, and to modify the Department's rulemaking authority.
Text & Analysis
Informally Passed
in House (12/17/2020)
drug sentencing
O'Brien, S.
To modify the controlled substance possession and trafficking prohibitions and penalties, modify the drug and alcohol abuse civil commitment mechanism, require the State Criminal Sentencing Commission to study the impact of those changes, and prohibit restraining or confining a woman or child who is a charged, convicted, or adjudicated criminal offender or delinquent child at certain points during pregnancy or postpartum recovery.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Criminal Justice Committee (12/16/2020; REPORTED-AMENDED (See separate story))
SB 4
Enacted
capital appropriations
Rulli, M. Kunze, S.
To apply the Prevailing Wage Law to transportation improvement district projects under certain circumstances, to temporarily expand the use of certain tax increment financing payments, to exempt personal protective equipment from certain political subdivision competitive bidding law during the period of the emergency declared by Executive Order 2020-01D, issued on March 9, 2020, and to make capital appropriations to the Facilities Construction Commission and the Public Works Commission for the biennium ending June 30, 2022.
Text & Analysis
Signed by the Governor
(7/14/2020; Signed: July 14, 2020; Effective: In 90 days)
SB 5
Enacted
prostitution
Kunze, S. Dolan, M.
To amend the penalties for promoting prostitution, to set a uniform fee for a certificate of qualification for employment, to require licensing agencies to provide additional information on the use of certificates of qualification for employment and certificates of achievement and employability, and to create a rebuttable presumption for issuance of a certificate of qualification for employment under certain circumstances.
Text & Analysis
Signed by the Governor
(12/12/2019; Signed: December 12, 2019)
opportunity zones
Schuring, K.
To authorize tax credits for investments in an Ohio Opportunity Zone.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Economic & Workforce Development Committee (5/8/2019; CONTINUED)
discrimination
Antonio, N.
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 Committee (5/22/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))
photo monitoring
Craig, H.
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 Committee (3/19/2019; CONTINUED)
human trafficking
Fedor, T.
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 House Criminal Justice Committee (2/13/2020; CONTINUED (See separate story))
peace officers
Williams, S.
Regarding instruction for peace officers, students, and new or student drivers on proper interactions with peace officers.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (11/17/2020; Transportation & Public Safety Committee)
sex assault victims
Yuko, K. Antonio, N.
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 Committee (7/17/2019; CONTINUED)
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
Referred
in House (5/12/2020; Criminal Justice Committee)
protection orders
Williams, S.
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 Committee (9/10/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))
precinct officials
Uecker, J.
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 Committee (5/22/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))
SB 23
Enacted
abortion
Roegner, K.
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
Huffman, M.
Regarding work and education requirements for the Medicaid program.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Health, Human Services & Medicaid Committee (3/20/2019; CONTINUED)
SB 26
Enacted
educator tax deduction
Kunze, S.
To authorize a state income tax deduction for teachers' out-of-pocket expenses for professional development and classroom supplies, to modify the business income deduction and delay some tax credit repeals, to exempt feminine hygiene products and some incontinence products from sales and use tax, to abolish the Public Office Compensation Advisory Commission, and to modify a "Food Farmacy" pilot project earmark.
Text & Analysis
Signed by the Governor
(11/6/2019; Signed: November 6, 2019; Effective: in 90 days)
SB 27
Enacted
fetal remains
Uecker, J.
To impose requirements on the final disposition of fetal remains from surgical abortions.
Text & Analysis
Signed by the Governor
(12/30/2020; Signed: December 30, 2020, Effective: in 90 days)
protection orders
Hottinger, J.
To increase the penalty that applies to the offense of violating a protection order under certain circumstances.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Criminal Justice Committee (1/30/2020; CONTINUED)
medicaid copayments
Dolan, M.
Regarding Medicaid copayment requirements.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Health, Human Services & Medicaid Committee (2/19/2019; CONTINUED)
SB 30
Enacted
women's suffrage
Kunze, S. Williams, S.
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)
SB 33
Enacted
critical infrastructure
Hoagland, F.
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
Signed by the Governor
(1/11/2021; Signed: January 11, 2021, Effective: in 90 days)
tax credit
Schuring, K.
To extend eligibility for and make other changes to the motion picture tax credit.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (6/28/2019; Finance Committee)
water sewer funds
Schuring, K.
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 Committee (12/17/2019; CONTINUED)
SB 39
Enacted
insurance tax
Schuring, K.
To authorize an insurance premiums tax credit for capital contributions to transformational mixed use development projects.
Text & Analysis
Signed by the Governor
(12/29/2020; Signed: December 29, 2020, Effective: in 90 days)
SB 40
Enacted
To expand the "Forever Buckeye" program by granting in-state college tuition to individuals who receive a certificate of high school equivalence in Ohio and to enact the "Forming Open and Robust University Minds Act" regarding free speech on college campuses.
Text & Analysis
Signed by the Governor
(12/18/2020; Signed: December 18, 2020, Effective: in 90 days)
domestic violence
Kunze, S. Antonio, N.
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 Committee (4/2/2019; CONTINUED)
body searches
Eklund, J.
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 Committee (4/2/2019; REPORTED-AMENDED)
SB 52
Enacted
cyber security
Gavarone, T.
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
Signed by the Governor
(10/25/2019; Signed: October 25, 2019; Effective: In 90 days)
firearms
Roegner, K.
To clarify that certain firearms are not "dangerous ordnance" and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Passed
in Senate Government Oversight & Reform Committee (2/26/2019; Bill: 24-8; Emergency: 24-8; Earlier REPORTED)
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 Committee (7/17/2019; CONTINUTED-SUBSTITUTE (See separate story))
SB 57
Enacted
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
Burke, D.
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 Committee)
firearm modifications
Thomas, C.
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 Committee (9/17/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))
firearm transfers
Thomas, C.
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 Committee (9/17/2019; SCHEDULED BUT NOT HEARD)
firearm purchases
Thomas, C.
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 Committee (9/17/2019; SCHEDULED BUT NOT HEARD)
gun shows
Thomas, C.
To regulate the transfer of firearms at a gun show.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Government Oversight & Reform Committee (9/17/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))
SB 68
Enacted
license reinstatement
Williams, S.
To make changes to the laws governing police and driver education, driver's licenses and testing, motor vehicle title transactions, and Bureau of Motor Vehicles transactions; and to establish requirements related to orthotics and prosthetics licensure.
Text & Analysis
Signed by the Governor
(1/8/2021; Signed: January 8, 2021, Effective: in 90 days)
college grants
Williams, S.
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 Committee (10/2/2019; CONTINUED (No testimony))
employment applications
Williams, S.
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
Committee Hearing
in Senate Transportation, Commerce & Workforce Committee (3/4/2020; CONTINUED (See separate story))
pedestrians
Brenner, A.
To alter the law governing yielding to pedestrians in crosswalks.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (5/12/2020; Transportation & Public Safety Committee)
noncompete provisions
Williams, S.
To prohibit the use of noncompete provisions in employment contracts in the broadcasting industry.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Transportation, Commerce & Workforce Committee (2/5/2020; CONTINUED)
awareness week
Maharath, T.
To designate the last week of September as "Diaper Need Awareness Week."
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (11/17/2020; State & Local Government Committee)
cultural competency
Maharath, T.
To require certain health care professionals to complete instruction in cultural competency.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Health, Human Services & Medicaid Committee (4/10/2019; CONTINUED)
minimum wage
Thomas, C. Craig, H.
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 Committee (9/25/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))
leave benefits
Maharath, T.
To establish family and medical leave insurance benefits.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Insurance & Financial Institutions Committee (9/25/2019; CONTINUED)
wage payments
Maharath, T.
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 Committee (3/20/2019; CONTINUED)
domestic workers
Maharath, T.
Regarding wages, overtime, and other matters related to the employment of domestic workers.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate General Government & Agency Review Committee (3/20/2019; CONTINUED)
pregnancy accommodations
Maharath, T.
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 Committee (9/10/2019; CONTINUED)
health services
Huffman, S.
Regarding the provision of cost estimates for scheduled health care services and health care services requiring insurer preauthorization.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Health Committee (12/1/2020; REPORTED)
parole eligibility
Thomas, C.
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 Committee (3/27/2019; CONTINUED)
dyslexia screening
Brenner, A. Lehner, P.
To establish the Dyslexia Screening Program for school districts and other public schools.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Education Committee (9/2/2020)
student funding
Hill, B.
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 Committee)
massage therapy
Brenner, A.
To make changes to the massage therapy licensing law.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Health, Human Services & Medicaid Committee (9/18/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))
SB 107
Enacted
campaign finance
Rulli, M.
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
Schuring, K.
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 Committee (10/8/2019; CONTINUED)
academic commissions
Manning, N.
To modify the operation of academic distress commissions in certain school districts.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Education Committee (4/9/2019; CONTINUED-AMENDED (See separate story))
sports wagering
Eklund, J. O'Brien, S.
To permit the Ohio Casino Control Commission to regulate sports wagering and to levy a tax on businesses that provide sports wagering.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate General Government & Agency Review Committee (12/8/2020; CONTINUED-SUBSTITUTE (See separate story))
maternity coverage
Maharath, T.
To require that health benefit plans provide coverage for maternity services.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Insurance & Financial Institutions Committee (9/25/2019; CONTINUED)
sex assault victims
Maharath, T.
To require hospitals to provide specified services to victims of sexual assault.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Health, Human Services & Medicaid Committee (5/1/2019; CONTINUED)
daylight savings time
Roegner, K. Peterson, B.
To exempt Ohio from daylight savings time.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate General Government & Agency Review Committee (11/13/2019; CONTINUED)
health standards
Sykes, V. Kunze, S.
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 Committee (12/8/2020; CONTINUED-SUBSTITUTE)
college savings
Hottinger, J. Brenner, A.
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
Committee Hearing
in House Ways & Means Committee (12/16/2020; REPORTED (No testimony))
conversion therapy
Maharath, T.
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 Committee (9/18/2019; CONTINUED)
SB 140
Enacted
concealed weapons
Uecker, J.
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
Signed by the Governor
(1/11/2021; Signed: January 11, 2021, Effective: in 90 days)
phone number theft
Burke, D.
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 Committee (9/2/2020; CONTINUED (See separate story))
domestic violence
Kunze, S. Antonio, N.
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 Committee (10/2/2019; CONTINUE (See separate story))
wage history
Maharath, T.
To prohibit employers from seeking a prospective employee's wage or salary history.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Transportation, Commerce & Workforce Committee (1/29/2020; CONTINUED)
awareness week
Maharath, T.
To designate the first week of May as "Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week."
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (5/5/2020; Health Committee)
awareness month
Maharath, T.
To designate the month of May as "Maternal Mortality Awareness Month."
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (10/29/2019; Health Committee)
abortion
Lehner, P.
Regarding pretreatment notice about the possibility of reversing a mifepristone abortion.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (5/5/2020; Health Committee)
To specify requirements related to peer-to-peer car sharing in Ohio.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Transportation, Commerce & Workforce Committee (6/13/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))
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 Senate Judiciary Committee (2/19/2020; CONTINUED (See separate story))
sexual contact
Kunze, S. Craig, H.
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 Committee (10/2/2019; CONTINUED)
SB 171
Enacted
interim state budget
Dolan, M. O'Brien, S.
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
Dolan, M. O'Brien, S.
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)
SB 175
Enacted
civil immunity
Schaffer, T.
To grant civil immunity to nonprofit corporations for certain injuries, deaths, or losses resulting from the carrying of handguns and to expand the locations at which a person has no duty to retreat before using force under both civil and criminal law.
Text & Analysis
Signed by the Governor
(1/4/2021; Signed: January 4, 2021, Effective: in 90 days)
front license plate
Uecker, J. Hottinger, J.
To retain and continue current law requiring the display of two license plates for most motor vehicles.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Transportation, Commerce & Workforce Committee (12/11/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))
firearm purchases
Thomas, C. Lehner, P.
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 Committee (1/21/2020; CONTINUED (See separate story))
firearm transfers
Thomas, C. Lehner, P.
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 Committee (9/17/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))
protection order
Williams, S. Lehner, P.
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 Committee (9/17/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))
voter registration
Manning, N. Sykes, V.
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
Committee Hearing
in Senate Government Oversight & Reform Committee (2/25/2020; CONTINUED (See separate story))
suggestive performances
Schaffer, T.
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
Committee Hearing
in Senate General Government & Agency Review Committee (2/5/2020; CONTINUED)
absentee ballots
Gavarone, T.
To authorize the Secretary of State to establish a secure online process for applying to vote by absent voter's ballots.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Government Oversight & Reform Committee (12/9/2020; CONTINUED)
voting equipment board
Rulli, M.
To rename the Board of Voting Machine Examiners as the Board of Voting Systems Examiners, to require the Board to approve voter registration systems for use in Ohio, to require a board of elections to decide a protest against a candidate filing by a particular deadline, to allow veteran's and fraternal organizations to conduct electronic instant bingo, and to make other changes to the law governing bingo.
Text & Analysis
Passed
in House (12/17/2020; 78-6)
testimonial privilege
Eklund, J.
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 Committee (11/18/2020; CONTINUED)
Regarding out-of-network care.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Insurance & Financial Institutions Committee (12/11/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))
With regard to professional development for screening and intervention for children with dyslexia.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Education Committee (1/21/2020; CONTINUED-SUBSTITUTE)
local authority
Thomas, C. Craig, H.
To restore local authority to generally regulate firearms-related conduct.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate General Government & Agency Review Committee (10/23/2019; CONTINUED)
firearm transfers
Thomas, C. Lehner, P.
To regulate the transfer of firearms at a gun show.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Government Oversight & Reform Committee (11/5/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))
municipal taxes
Schaffer, T.
To require municipal corporations with more than $100 million in annual income tax collections to provide a tax credit to nonresident taxpayers.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Ways & Means Committee (11/19/2019; CONTINUED)
drug tests
Schaffer, T.
To require unemployment benefit applicants to take a drug test under certain circumstances, to create the Ohio Works First drug testing pilot program, and to make an appropriation.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate General Government & Agency Review Committee (11/13/2019; SCHEDULED BUT NOT HEARD (Sponsor request))
abortion
Johnson, T.
To require reports to be made after a child is born alive following an abortion or attempted abortion and to establish certain civil or criminal penalties for failing to preserve the health or life of such a child.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (5/5/2020; Criminal Justice Committee)
campaign finance
Maharath, T.
To allow a candidate to use campaign funds to pay certain child care costs
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Government Oversight & Reform Committee (1/21/2020; CONTINUED)
firearms laws
Dolan, M.
To provide for the issuance in specified circumstances of a Safety Protection Order to apply regarding a person who a court determines is under a drug dependency, chronic alcoholic, or mental health-related firearms disability; to specify LEADS and NCIC reporting and removal procedures for current types of protection orders; to require the submission to the Attorney General for inclusion in LEADS of findings of IST or NGRI; to modify some of the prohibitions under the offense of "unlawful transactions in weapons" and add new prohibitions and exemptions under the offense, including a new exemption if a state background check mechanism the bill enacts is used and does not indicate that the prospective transferee is barred from firearms possession; to provide in specified circumstances for the issuance of a seller's protection certificate under the new state background check mechanism; to increase the penalty for certain firearms-related offenses in specified circumstances; to modify the law governing the entry of arrest warrants into LEADS as extradition warrants; to expand the law regarding the provision of drug and alcohol test results to law enforcement personnel; and to provide a new exception to the testimonial privilege for specified medical and dental personnel regarding certain probate court proceedings.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Government Oversight & Reform Committee (12/3/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))
auxiliary containers
Rulli, M.
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 Senate Local Government, Public Safety & Veterans Affairs Committee (12/3/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))
To generally prohibit a person from possessing trigger cranks, bump-fire devices, or other items that accelerate a semi-automatic firearm's rate of fire but do not convert it into an automatic firearm and large capacity magazines.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Government Oversight & Reform Committee (11/5/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))
school funding
Thomas, C.
To provide an additional school funding payment for fiscal years 2020 and 2021 for school districts that were subject to the cap that restricted increases in aggregate funding in fiscal year 2019 and satisfy other criteria.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Finance: Primary & Secondary Education Subcommittee (12/1/2020; CONTINUED)
election candidacies
Manning, N.
To allow a primary candidate to become a candidate at the general election by being appointed to fill a ballot vacancy.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Government Oversight & Reform Committee (12/9/2020; CONTINUED (No testimony))
wind regulations
McColley, R.
To require inclusion of safety specifications in wind farm certificate applications, to modify wind turbine setbacks, and to permit a township referendum vote on certain wind farm certificates.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Energy & Public Utilities Committee (2/11/2020; CONTINUED (See separate story))
duty to retreat
Johnson, T.
To enact the Ohio Duty to Retreat Act to modify the law regarding self-defense.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Government Oversight & Reform Committee (1/21/2020; CONTINUED (See separate story))
To generally prohibit sexting by a person under 19 years of age.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Judiciary Committee (2/5/2020; CONTINUED)
child facilities
Antonio, N. Dolan, M.
Regarding children's crisis care facilities.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Health, Human Services & Medicaid Committee (1/22/2020; CONTINUED)
To except traveling to and from a worksite and performing certain routine tasks from the overtime pay requirement.
Text & Analysis
Passed
in Senate (12/9/2020; 22-8; AMENDED)
occupational licensing
Roegner, K. McColley, R.
To require an occupational licensing authority to issue a license or government certification to an applicant who holds a license, government certification, or private certification or has satisfactory work experience in another state under certain circumstances.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate General Government & Agency Review Committee (12/17/2020; CONTINUED)
prostitution database
Schaffer, T. Fedor, T.
To prohibit a person from engaging in prostitution and receiving proceeds of prostitution, to modify certain soliciting offenses and penalties, to create the Sexual Exploitation Public Database, and to make an appropriation.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Judiciary Committee (2/19/2020; CONTINUED)
infant sleep program
Lehner, P.
To require child care providers to complete an annual infant safe sleep education program established by the Department of Job and Family Services and to make an appropriation.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Health, Human Services & Medicaid Committee (1/29/2020; CONTINUED)
electric vehicles
O'Brien, S. Rulli, M.
To authorize tax incentives for the purchase of plug-in electric motor vehicles and charging stations.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Ways & Means Committee (6/9/2020; CONTINUED)
SB 260
Enacted
abortion drugs
Huffman, S. Rulli, M.
Regarding abortion-inducing drugs.
Text & Analysis
Signed by the Governor
(1/9/2021; Signed: January 9, 2021, Effective: in 90 days)
school funding
Williams, S.
To require the direct payment of state funding to community schools and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics schools; to require the direct payment of K-12 state scholarships; and to make an appropriation.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Finance: Primary & Secondary Education Subcommittee (12/1/2020; SCHEDULED BUT NOT HEARD)
distracted driving
Maharath, T.
To generally prohibit the use of electronic wireless devices while driving.
Text & Analysis
unemployment compensation
Hoagland, F.
To require the Director of Job and Family Services to establish a process for employers to make complaints regarding unemployment compensation benefits.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (12/1/2020; State & Local Government Committee)
distracted driving
O'Brien, S. Kunze, S.
To revise the laws relative to distracted driving and the use of an electronic wireless communications device while driving.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Local Government, Public Safety & Veterans Affairs Committee (9/22/2020; CONTINUED)
religious expression
Gavarone, T.
Regarding student religious expression in interscholastic athletics and extracurricular activities
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (8/31/2020; Primary & Secondary Education Committee)
e-school attendance
Blessing, L.
Regarding student attendance at internet- or computer-based community schools that are not dropout prevention and recovery schools.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Education Committee (12/1/2020; CONTINUED (No testimony))
elections
Huffman, M.
To extend absent voting by mail for the March 17, 2020, primary election to April 28, 2020, to make an appropriation, and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in Senate (5/6/2020; Government Oversight & Reform Committee)
liquor permit fees
Huffman, M.
To require the Director of Commerce to refund certain liquor permit fees for liquor permits that are impacted by the Director of Health's order relating to bars and restaurants issued on March 15, 2020.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in Senate (5/6/2020; Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee)
To prohibit foreclosure activity and the eviction of residential and commercial tenants during the state of emergency declared regarding COVID-19, to refer such proceedings caused by the state of emergency to mediation, and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate General Government & Agency Review Committee (7/21/2020; CONTINUED)
covid-19 information
Craig, H.
To require the department of health to make the COVID-19 web site and phone hotline accessible in multiple languages and to declare an emergency
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Health, Human Services & Medicaid Committee (5/13/2020; CONTINUED)
paid leave
Craig, H.
To require paid leave for an employee who is unable to work due to quarantine or mandatory isolation, to create a grant program to compensate contract workers who cannot perform services during public health emergencies, to make an appropriation, and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in Senate (5/6/2020; Finance Committee)
price gouging
Manning, N. Wilson, S.
To make changes to the Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Judiciary Committee (11/18/2020; CONTINUED (See separate story))
telemedicine
Craig, H.
To require health plan issuers to cover telemedicine services during a state of emergency and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Insurance & Financial Institutions Committee (12/1/2020; CONTINUED)
civil immunity
Huffman, M.
To revise the law governing immunity from civil liability and professional discipline for health care providers during disasters or emergencies, to provide qualified civil immunity to service providers providing services during and after a government-declared disaster, and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (6/10/2020; Civil Justice Committee)
SB 310
Enacted
Capital Appropriations
Dolan, M.
To provide for the essential operations of state government, to make capital appropriations for the biennium ending June 30, 2022, to modify capital reappropriations, to make other appropriations, and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Signed by the Governor
(12/29/2020; Signed: December 29, 2020, Effective: December 29, 2020)
SB 311
Vetoed
health orders
Roegner, K.
To modify the law governing public health orders, quarantine, and isolation.
Text & Analysis
Vetoed
(12/3/2020; Vetoed: December 3, 2020)
capital reappropriations
Dolan, M.
To make capital reappropriations for the biennium ending June 30, 2022, and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Finance Committee (6/3/2020; REPORTED (See separate story))
school weapons
Coley, B.
To expressly exempt, from a requirement that peace officer basic training be obtained, certain employees that a board of education or governing body of a school authorizes to go armed in a school safety zone within which the board or governing body has authority.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Primary & Secondary Education Committee (12/8/2020; CONTINUED)
education laws
Huffman, M.
To make changes to education law for the 2020-2021 school year in response to implications of COVID-19, to require the Department of Education to make an additional payment in fiscal year 2020 or 2021 to certain school districts that experience a decrease in the taxable value of the district's utility tangible personal property, to permit furloughing of certain school employees through June 30, 2021, and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Education Committee (6/10/2020; CONTINUED)
To modify the law governing absent voting and online voter registration, to make other changes to the Election Law, and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in Senate (6/10/2020; Government Oversight & Reform Committee)
pregnancy board
Kunze, S. Antonio, N.
To modify the laws governing the Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review Board and to designate May as "Maternal Mortality Awareness Month."
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Health, Human Services & Medicaid Committee (9/22/2020; CONTINUED)
school funding
Brenner, A.
To establish a new method of school financing for internet- and computer-based community schools in which a majority of the students are enrolled in a dropout prevention and recovery program.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in Senate (6/24/2020; Education Committee)
energy repeal
Kunze, S.
To repeal the changes made by H.B. 6 of the 133rd General Assembly to the laws governing electric service, renewable energy, and energy efficiency and the changes made to other related laws.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Energy & Public Utilities Committee (12/1/2020; CONTINUED (See separate story))
campaign finance
Manning, N.
To modify the Campaign Finance Law regarding independent expenditures and political action committees.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Government Oversight & Reform Committee (9/16/2020; CONTINUED (See separate story))
To prohibit local boards of health from using certain threatening words in notifications to the public, to allow local boards of health to reject Department of Health orders during an emergency, to allow health care professionals who serve on a board of health to receive continuing education credit, and to change the makeup of local boards of health.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Health, Human Services & Medicaid Committee (9/1/2020; CONTINUED (See separate story; Referred earlier))
campaign finance
Fedor, T.
To modify the campaign finance law, to name this act the Ohio Anti-Corruption Act, and to amend the versions of sections 3517.10, 3517.105, and 3517.106 of the Revised Code that are scheduled to take effect January 1, 2021, to continue the provisions of this act on and after that effective date.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Government Oversight & Reform Committee (11/18/2020; CONTINUED)
school transportation
Brenner, A.
To prohibit school districts from providing vouchers for public transportation to students enrolled in grades kindergarten through eight for the 2020-2021 school year.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Education Committee (11/17/2020; CONTINUED)
coronavirus funds
Dolan, M.
To provide for the distribution of some federal coronavirus relief funding to local subdivisions and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in House (11/17/2020; Finance Committee)
education laws
Manning, N.
To make changes to education law for the 2020-2021 school year in response to implications from COVID-19 and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Education Committee (12/1/2020; REPORTED-SUBSTITUTE )
firearms dealers
Obhof, L. Manning, N.
To generally bar public officials from prohibiting all federally licensed firearms dealers in the state or a specified geographic area from the commercial sale or transfer of firearms or their components or ammunition.
Text & Analysis
Informally Passed
in House (12/17/2020)
To prohibit assault by a law enforcement officer.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in Senate (9/22/2020; Judiciary Committee)
campus housing
Brenner, A.
To prohibit state institutions of higher education from requiring any student to reside in on-campus housing for the 2020-2021 school year and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Higher Education Committee (12/8/2020; CONTINUED)
Alcohol Sales
Obhof, L. Peterson, B.
To reinstate the authorized hours of operation for liquor permit premises that existed prior to the state of emergency declared in response to COVID-19 and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Transportation, Commerce & Workforce Committee (12/9/2020; CONTINUED (No testimony))
SB 375
Vetoed
To void the Director of Health's July 30th order regarding county fairs and create the Agricultural Society Working Group for 2021.
Text & Analysis
Vetoed
(1/11/2021; Vetoed: January 11, 2021)
School Funding
Lehner, P.
To create a new school financing system for fiscal year 2022 and each fiscal year thereafter, and to make an appropriation.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Finance Committee (12/1/2020; CONTINUED (See separate story))
Firearm Laws
Johnson, T.
To enact the Ohio Duty to Retreat Act providing an expansion of the locations at which a person has no duty to retreat before using force under both civil and criminal law.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Government Oversight & Reform Committee (12/9/2020; REPORTED (See separate story))
Face Masks
Burke, D.
To terminate certain provisions of the "Director's Order for Retail and Business Compliance for Facial Coverings throughout the State of Ohio," issued on November 13, 2020, and to declare an emergency.
Text & Analysis
Introduced
in Senate Transportation, Commerce & Workforce Committee (12/9/2020; CONTINUED (No testimony))
border wall
Becker, J.
To urge Congress to appropriate funds to build a physical barrier along the southern border of the United States.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Transportation & Public Safety Committee (1/28/2020; CONTINUED)
military construction
Weinstein, C. Perales, R.
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
Skindell, M.
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 Committee (6/26/2019; CONTINUED)
pornography
Powell, J.
To declare that pornography is a public health crisis with statewide and national public health impacts leading to a broad spectrum of individual and societal harms.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Health Committee (2/11/2020; CONTINUED-SUBSTITUTE)
e-check
Roemer, B.
To respectfully urge Congress and President Donald Trump to amend the Federal Clean Air Act to eliminate the requirement to implement the E-Check Program and direct the Administrator of USEPA to begin new rule-making procedures under the Administrative Procedures Act to repeal and replace the 2015 National Ambient Air Quality Standards; to respectfully urge Congress and President Donald Trump to pass legislation to achieve improvements in air quality more efficiently while allowing companies to innovate and help the economy grow; to urge the Administrator of USEPA to alleviate burdensome requirements of the E-Check Program and the Clean Air Act if Congress and the President fail to act; and to encourage OEPA to explore alternatives to E-Check in Ohio.
Text & Analysis
Passed
in House (2/20/2020; 60-29)
life skills
Galonski, T.
To urge the Ohio Department of Education to institute a mandatory four-year life skills program.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Primary & Secondary Education Committee (12/2/2020; CONTINUED)
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)
To respectfully urge Congress and President Donald Trump to amend the Federal Clean Air Act to eliminate the requirement to implement the E-Check Program and direct the Administrator of USEPA to begin new rule-making procedures under the Administrative Procedures Act to repeal and replace the 2015 National Ambient Air Quality Standards; to respectfully urge Congress and President Donald Trump to pass legislation to achieve improvements in air quality more efficiently while allowing companies to innovate and help the economy grow; to urge the Administrator of USEPA to alleviate burdensome requirements of the E-Check Program and the Clean Air Act if Congress and the President fail to act; and to encourage OEPA to explore alternatives to E-Check in Ohio.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee (12/9/2020; REPORTED)
college athletics
Huffman, M.
To urge the Big Ten Athletic Conference Commissioner to allow Big Ten member institutions to participate in athletic competitions for the 2020 fall season.
Text & Analysis
Referred
in Senate (9/22/2020; General Government & Agency Review Committee)
lordstown plant
Holmes, G.
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 Committee)
To urge the federal government to designate certain drug cartels as foreign terrorist organizations.
Text & Analysis
Passed
in Senate (12/11/2019; 31-0)
To urge the Congress of the United States to grant additional authority to the Federal Communications Commission to stop unwanted robocalls and "call spoofing" and to urge the Commission to educate the public on how to report illegal telephone calls.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Public Utilities Committee (11/20/2019; CONTINUED)
gender representation
West, T. Carruthers, S.
To encourage equitable and diverse gender representation on the boards and in senior management of Ohio companies and institutions.
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Committee Hearing
in House Civil Justice Committee (11/12/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))
violence act
Galonski, T.
To urge the United States Senate to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act.
Text & Analysis
Introduced and Referred
in House (11/12/2019; Criminal Justice Committee)
childhood trauma
Upchurch, T.
Urging the Governor to declare a State of Emergency on Childhood Trauma in Ohio.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in House Health Committee (12/15/2020; CONTINUED)
health insurance
Russo, A.
To urge the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to immediately issue a special enrollment period through HealthCare.gov for uninsured Ohioans who may be unable to access COVID-19 testing and treatment.
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Committee Hearing
in House Insurance Committee (5/19/2020; CONTINUED)
To declare racism a public health crisis and to ask the Governor to establish a working group to promote racial equity in Ohio.
Text & Analysis
Introduced and Referred
in House (6/3/2020; State & Local Government Committee)
buster douglas day
Hottinger, J.
To designate February 11, 2020, as James Buster Douglas 42:1 Odds Day.
Text & Analysis
Passed
in House (2/5/2020; 94-0)
daylight savings
Roegner, K. Peterson, B.
To urge Congress to enact The Sunshine Protection Act of 2019, which would permanently extend daylight saving time.
Text & Analysis
Passed
in House (12/3/2020; 58-32)
To declare racism a public health crisis and to ask the Governor to establish a working group to promote racial equity in Ohio.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Health, Human Services & Medicaid Committee (6/24/2020; CONTINUED (See separate story))
campaign finance
Fedor, T.
To urge Congress to pass legislation requiring corporations and labor organizations that make political expenditures to disclose the identities of their donors.
Text & Analysis
Committee Hearing
in Senate Government Oversight & Reform Committee (9/22/2020; SCHEDULED BUT NOT HEARD)
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