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Tracking Status Report Greg Lestini
Tracking group: AOLIC

ORGAN DONORS

To prohibit insurers from discriminating against living organ donors.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Insurance (4/2/2019; CONTINUED)

EMPLOYEE EARNINGS

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 (3/4/2020; CONTINUED)

HANDGUNS

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

HB 166

(Enacted)
STATE BUDGET

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

CONCEALED WEAPONS

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

CONCEALED WEAPONS

To modify the Weapons Law by renaming a concealed handgun license as a concealed weapons license, allowing a concealed weapons licensee to carry concealed all deadly weapons not otherwise prohibited by law, repealing a notice requirement applicable to licensees stopped for a law enforcement purpose, authorizing expungement of convictions of a violation of that requirement, and allowing a person age 21 or older and not prohibited by federal law from firearm possession to carry a concealed deadly weapon without needing a license subject to the same carrying laws as a licensee.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Criminal Justice (6/4/2020--Canceled)

HB 197

(Enacted)
TAX REVISIONS

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)

LEDGER TECHNOLOGY

To allow a governmental entity to utilize distributed ledger technology, including blockchain technology.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Commerce & Labor (6/12/2019; REPORTED-AMENDED)

WAGE DISCRIMINATION

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

WHISTLEBLOWER LAWS

To revise Ohio's whistleblower protection laws.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Civil Justice (2/26/2020; REPORTED (No testimony))

CONTRACT LIMITATIONS

To shorten the period of limitations for actions upon a contract and to make changes to the borrowing statute pertaining to applicable periods of limitations.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Judiciary (5/27/2020; CONTINUED)

UNCLAIMED FUNDS

To create the Unclaimed Funds Reform Act.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Finance (6/2/2020; CONTINUED-AMENDED)

PERSONAL JURISDICTION

To expand the basis of a court's exercise of personal jurisdiction to include any basis consistent with the Ohio Constitution and the United States Constitution.
Text/Analysis
Passed in Senate (5/27/2020; 24-8 (Amended))

SEX OFFENSES

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

HEALTH CARE

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

ELECTRIC SCOOTERS

To establish requirements governing low-speed electric scooters.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Transportation, Commerce & Workforce (2/12/2020; REPORTED-SUBSTITUTE)

CHILD ABUSE

To modify the period of limitation for prosecution of offenses involving child abuse and neglect.
Text/Analysis
Referred in House (6/25/2019; Criminal Justice)

EQUAL PAY

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

PTSD COVERAGE

Concerning workers’ compensation 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 Senate General Government & Agency Review (6/3/2020; CONTINUED (See separate story))

SUICIDE PREVENTION

To require federally licensed firearms dealers to provide suicide prevention information to the purchaser of a firearm.
Text/Analysis
Referred in House (9/24/2019; Health)

FIREARM ORDERS

To enact the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act to allow family members, household members, and law enforcement officers to obtain a court order that temporarily restricts a person's access to firearms if that person poses a danger to themselves or others.
Text/Analysis
Referred in House (9/24/2019; Health)

FIREARM SALES

To enact the Protect Law Enforcement Act to require a firearm transfer to be made through a dealer, through a law enforcement agency, or pursuant to a specified exception, and to require a background check when a firearm is transferred.
Text/Analysis
Referred in House (9/24/2019; State & Local Government)

FIREARMS CONDUCT

To restore local authority to generally regulate firearms related conduct.
Text/Analysis
Referred in House (9/24/2019; State & Local Government)

FIREARMS TRANSFERS

To prohibit a federally licensed firearms dealer from Transferring a firearm while a background check is pending unless 30 days have elapsed.
Text/Analysis
Referred in House (9/24/2019; State & Local Government)

TORT ACTIONS

To raise the limitations on damages for noneconomic loss and punitive damages in certain tort actions based on adjustments for inflation from the year 2005 to 2019.
Text/Analysis
Referred in House (9/24/2019; Civil Justice)

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

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

INSURANCE LAWS

To enact the "Insurance Code Correction Act" to make technical and corrective changes to the laws governing insurance.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Insurance & Financial Institutions (6/3/2020; CONTINUED)

PROTECTION ORDERS

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

FIREARM MAGAZINES

To generally prohibit a person from possessing a large capacity magazine and to establish a large capacity magazine registry.
Text/Analysis
Referred in House (10/1/2019; Criminal Justice)

REGULATIONS

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
Conferees Named in Senate (6/3/2020; Sens. Schuring, Roegner & Antonio)

SB 7

(Enacted)
OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING

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 military duty.
Text/Analysis
Signed by the Governor (1/27/2020; Signed: January 27, 2020)

INSURANCE TAX

To authorize an insurance premiums tax credit for capital contributions to transformational mixed use development projects.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in House Economic & Workforce Development (2/12/2020; CONTINUED-AMENDED (See separate story))

SB 52

(Enacted)
CYBER SECURITY

To create the civilian cyber security reserve forces, to make the Secretary of State a member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council, to require the Secretary of State to appoint a chief information security officer, to require the boards of elections to audit election results, and to make an appropriation.
Text/Analysis
Signed by the Governor (10/25/2019; Signed: October 25, 2019; Effective: In 90 days)

FIREARMS

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

LONG-TERM CARE

To create a long-term care inspection committee.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Health, Human Services & Medicaid (4/3/2019; CONTINUED)

FIREARM MODIFICATIONS

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

FIREARM TRANSFERS

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

FIREARM PURCHASES

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

GUN SHOWS

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

UNCLAIMED FUNDS

Regarding payment to a registered finder of unclaimed funds.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate General Government & Agency Review (3/20/2019; CONTINUED)

EMPLOYMENT APPLICATIONS

To prohibit private employers from including on an employment application any question concerning whether an applicant has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to a felony.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Transportation, Commerce & Workforce (3/4/2020; CONTINUED (See separate story))

MINIMUM WAGE

To increase the state minimum wage and to allow municipalities, townships, and counties to establish higher minimum wage requirements.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Government Oversight & Reform (9/25/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))

LEAVE BENEFITS

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

WAGE PAYMENTS

To enact the "Fair and Acceptable Income Required (FAIR) Act" and to revise the enforcement of the prohibitions against discrimination in the payment of wages.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate General Government & Agency Review (3/20/2019; CONTINUED)

DOMESTIC WORKERS

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

PREGNANCY ACCOMMODATIONS

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

DENTAL SERVICES

Regarding limitations imposed by health insurers on dental care services.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Insurance & Financial Institutions (2/5/2020; REPORTED-AMENDED (See separate story))

WAGE HISTORY

To prohibit employers from seeking a prospective employee's wage or salary history.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Transportation, Commerce & Workforce (1/29/2020; CONTINUED)

INSURANCE PREMIUMS

To limit the factors insurers can consider when setting premium rates.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Insurance & Financial Institutions (9/25/2019; CONTINUED)

SEX OFFENSES

To eliminate the spousal exceptions for certain sex offenses, to permit a person to testify against the person's spouse in a prosecution for any of those offenses, to eliminate the period of limitation for the criminal prosecution of a person for rape and for a civil action brought by a victim of conduct that would constitute rape, and to amend the versions of sections 2907.02 and 2907.05 of the Revised Code that are scheduled to take effect March 22, 2020, to continue the provisions of this act on and after that effective date.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Judiciary (2/19/2020; CONTINUED (See separate story))

FIREARM PURCHASES

To raise the minimum age to purchase a firearm to age 21 and to increase the penalty for improperly furnishing firearms to an underage person.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Government Oversight & Reform (1/21/2020; CONTINUED (See separate story))

FIREARM TRANSFERS

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

PROTECTION ORDER

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

LOCAL AUTHORITY

To restore local authority to generally regulate firearms-related conduct.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate General Government & Agency Review (10/23/2019; CONTINUED)

FIREARM TRANSFERS

To regulate the transfer of firearms at a gun show.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Government Oversight & Reform (11/5/2019; CONTINUED (See separate story))

DUTY TO RETREAT

To enact the Ohio Duty to Retreat Act to modify the law regarding self-defense.
Text/Analysis
Committee Hearing in Senate Government Oversight & Reform (1/21/2020; CONTINUED (See separate story))

REINSURANCE

To amend the law related to insurers receiving credit for reinsurance.
Text/Analysis
Referred in House (6/3/2020; Insurance)

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