Legislative Testimony from the LWV Ohio

The League of Women Voters has a long history of advocating for voter rights,

and numerous other quality of life and social justice issues, including...

Democracy, Elections, & Voting

House Bill 110

OPERATING BUDGET (Oelslager- R) To make operating appropriations for the biennium....

Interested Party testimony submitted to the House Finance Committee on 4/15/2021

Interested Party testimony submitted to the Senate Finance Committee on 5/19/2021

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Civil Rights

Senate Bill 181

STUDENT RELIGOUS EXPRESSION-ATHLETICS (Gavarone - R) Regarding student religious expression in interscholastic athletics and extracurricular activities.

Proponent testimony submitted to the Senate Primary & Secondary Education Committee on May 25, 202

Proponent testimony submitted to the House Primary & Secondary Education Committee on Oct 13, 2021

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Education

House Bill 1

CREATE NEW SCHOOL FINANCING SYSTEM (Also known as Fair School Funding Plan(Callender- R; Sweeney - D) To create a new school financing system for fiscal year 2022 and each fiscal year thereafter. 

Proponent testimony submitted to the House Primary & Secondary Education Committee on March 1, 2021

House Bill 110

OPERATING BUDGET (Oelslager- R) To make operating appropriations for the biennium....

Interested Party testimony submitted to the Senate Primary & Secondary Education Committee on May 3, 2021

House Bill 110

OPERATING BUDGET (Oelslager- R) To make operating appropriations for the biennium....

Interested Party testimony submitted to the Senate Finance Committee on May 17, 2021

Senate Bill 165

ACADEMIC DISTRESS COMMISSION (Manning - R) To modify the operation of academic distress commissions in certain school districts and to declare an emergency.

Proponent testimony submitted to the Senate Primary and Secondary Education Committee on May 25, 2021

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Environmental Protection & Clean Energy

House Bill 282

ESTABLISH CONDITIONS FOR BRINE SALE (Young - R; Jones - R) To establish conditions and requirements for the sale of brine from oil or gas operations as a commodity and to exempt that commodity from requirements otherwise applicable to brine.

Opponent testimony submitted to the House Energy and Natural Resources Committee on May 26, 2021

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Gun Safety

House Bill 99

REGARDS ARMED PERSONS WITHIN SCHOOL SAFETY ZONE (Hall - R) To expressly exempt persons authorized to go armed within a school safety zone from a requirement that peace officer basic training be obtained and to require that those persons successfully complete firearms training that meets or exceeds the training requirements for concealed handgun licensees for the exemption to apply.

Opponent testimony submitted to the House Criminal Justice Committee on April 22, 2021

House Bill 227

REGARDING CONCEALED WEAPONS (Brinkman - R; Jordan - R) To rename a concealed handgun license as a concealed weapons license, to allow a concealed weapons licensee to carry concealed all deadly weapons not otherwise prohibited by law, to expand state preemption of firearms regulation to include all deadly weapons, to repeal a notice requirement for licensees stopped for law enforcement purposes, to authorize expungement of related convictions, and to allow a person age 21 or older to carry a concealed deadly weapon without a license.

Opponent testimony submitted to the House Government Oversight Committee on Oct 14, 2021

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Women & Families ​

Senate Bill 183

EXPUNGE CRIMINAL RECORDS-TRAFFICKING VICTIMS (Fedor- T; Kunze - R) To allow a victim of human trafficking to expunge certain criminal records and to name this act the Expanding Human Trafficking Justice Act.

Proponent testimony submitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee on October 5, 2021