Read below for the latest information on legislation in the 132nd Ohio General Assembly.
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House Bill 1: Authorize dating violence protection orders.
SYNOPSIS: This bill would authorize the issuance of dating violence protection orders with respect to conduct directed at a petitioner alleging dating violence, to provide access to domestic violence shelters for victims of dating violence, and to require the Attorney General's victim's bill of rights pamphlet to include a notice that a petitioner alleging dating violence has the right to petition for a civil protection order.
ACTIONS: Introduced 2/1/17 - Referred to Civil Justice Committee 2/8/17 - First hearing with proponent testimony 2/15/17 - Second hearing with opponent testimony, amendment, and vote 2/22/17 – House Floor vote, passed 91-0 2/28/17 - Introduced in Senate 3/2/17 - Referred the Senate Judiciary Committee 3/7/17
House Bill 36: Allow minister not to solemnize marriages contrary to beliefs.
SYNOPSIS: This bill would provide that an ordained or licensed minister or religious society is not required to solemnize a marriage and a religious society is not required to allow any building or property of the religious society to be used to host a marriage ceremony if the marriage does not conform to the ordained or licensed minister's or religious society's sincerely held religious beliefs.
ACTIONS: Introduced 2/7/17 - Referred to Community and Family Advancement Committee 2/8/17
House Bill 49: Creates FY 2018-2019 operating budget.
SYNPOSIS: Creates FY 2018-2019 operating budget.
ACTIONS: Introduced 2/8/17 - First House hearing 2/9/17 - Second House hearing 2/14/17 - Referred to House Finance Committee 2/14/17 - Passed House 5/2/17 - Introduced to Senate 5/3/17 - Passed Senate 6/21/17 - Conference Report Agreed, both House and Senate 6/28/17
House Bill 97: Remove spousal exceptions for sex offenses.
SYNOPSIS: This bill would eliminate the spousal exceptions for the offenses of rape, sexual battery, unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, gross sexual imposition, sexual imposition, importuning, and public indecency and to permit a person to testify against the person's spouse in a prosecution for any of those offenses.
ACTIONS: Introduced 2/27/17 - Referred to House Criminal Justice Committee 3/7/17
House Bill 214: Ban on abortion based on prenatal genetic testing.
SYNOPSIS: Prohibit a person from performing, inducing, or attempting to perform or induce an abortion on a pregnant woman who is seeking the abortion based on prenatal genetic testing.
ACTIONS: Introduced 5/9/17 - Referred to Health Committee 5/16/17 - Passed House 11/1/17 - Introduced to Senate 11/2/17 - Passed by the House 11/1/17 - Passed by the Senate 12/13/17 - Signed by the Governor 12/22/17
House Bill 440: Provide universal health care coverage to Ohioans.
SYNOPSIS: Establishes a single-payer health care plan in Ohio. Medical, dental, mental health, and vision services will be covered under the act and payments to healthcare providers for all eligible services will be made from a single fund, the Ohio Health Care Fund.