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Read below for the latest information on legislation in the 132nd Ohio General Assembly.

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House Bill 49: Created 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 149: To expand the crime of abortion trafficking and to increase the penalty.

SYNOPSIS: To amend sections 2108.18 and 2919.14 of the Revised Code to expand the crime of abortion trafficking and to increase the penalty.

ACTIONS:Introduced 3/22/17 - Referred the Health Committee 3/29/17

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

*A federal judge has granted a preliminary injunction against implementation of this law until the case is decided.

House Bill 234: Protect access to reproductive health care.

SYNOPSIS: To criminalize impeding access to reproductive health care and to create a cause of action for harassment or intimidation of one or more employees of a health care facility.

ACTIONS: Introduced 5/23/17 - Referred to Criminal Justice Committee 6/6/17

House Bill 258: Six week abortion ban.

SYNOPSIS: To prohibit an abortion after six weeks and to create the Joint Legislative Committee on Adoption Promotion and Support.

ACTIONS: Introduced 6/6/17 - Referred to Health Committee 9/12/17 - Reported in the House 12/13/17

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.

ACTIONS: Introduced 12/7/17 - Referred to Insurance Committee 1/16/18

House Bill 565 - Total abortion ban.

SYNOPSIS: Abolition of abortion in the state of Ohio.

ACTIONS: Introduced 3/19/18 - Referred to Health Committee 6/5/18

House Bill 619: Pregnancy Misinformation and Coercion Act.

SYNOPSIS: The state board of education, in collaboration with the department of health, shall develop an instructional program regarding the humanity of the unborn child.

ACTIONS: Introduced 4/26/18 - Referred to Education and Career Readiness Committee 5/15/18

Senate Bill 28: Address disposition of aborted fetal tissue.

SYNOPSIS: This bill requires final disposition of fetal tissue from a surgical abortion to be by cremation or internment.

ACTIONS: Introduced 1/31/17 - Referred to Government Oversight and Reform  2/1/17 - First hearing with sponsor testimony 2/15/17 - Voted out of committee 1/10/18 - Passed by the Senate 1/17/18 - Introduced in House 1/18/18 - Referred to Health Committe 1/24/18 - Reported in House 2/28/18

Senate Bill 145: Ban on the most common method of abortion in the second trimester.

SYNOPSIS: Criminalize and create a civil action for the most common method of abortion in the second trimester

ACTIONS: Introduced 5/4/17 - Referred to Judicial Committee 5/10/17 - Passed the Senate 6/28/17 - Introduced in the House 6/29/17 - Referred to Criminal Justice Committee 9/12/17

Senate Bill 164: 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 6/13/17 - Referred to Health, Human Services, and Medicaid Committee 6/15/17 - Passed the Senate 11/15/17 - Introduced in the House 11/16/17 - Referred to Health Committee 11/28/17 - Reported in the House 12/7/17

*This legislation has the identical language as House Bill 214, which was signed into law by Governor Kasich on 12/22/17.

*A federal judge has granted a preliminary injunction against implementation of this law until the case is decided.