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Legislation.

Keep up to date on the latest reproductive health care issues in Ohio, and find out how you can fight back. 

Current Legislation:

As legislation is introduced, you will be able to read below for the latest information on legislation in the 134th Ohio General Assembly, which stared January 2021 and will end in December 2022. 

Gray background designates a bill PPAO opposes.

Pink background designates a bill PPAO supports.

As legislation is introduced, we will provide ways for you to take action. You can subscribe to our emails to stay updated on the status of reproductive rights across Ohio. 

Senate Bill 16: Anti-Protest Bill

Introduced on January 26, 2021, SB 16 is an anti-democracy bill targeted to punish protesters with new and intensified charges. Senate Bill 16 drastically increases penalties for protest while also broadening what is considered punishable.

Passing this bill would allow police to not only charge more Ohioans for exercising their freedom of speech, but this law would drastically increase the consequences of the charge the peaceful protester would face. Additionally, this bill targets organizations who assist in planning or promoting a protest.    

It was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on January 27, 2021.

Senate Bill 119: Ohio Fairness Act

Introduced in March 2021, the Ohio Fairness Act would protect LGBTQ+ Ohioans from discrimination in employment, housing and accommodations. Ohio’s state laws do not currently protect against discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

33 localities in Ohio have taken the initiative to pass local versions of these protections.However, if you live in one locality and work in another, you can lose your rights on yourdaily commute.

It was referred to the Senate Government Oversight and Reform on March 10, 2021. 

Senate Bill 123: Abortion Trigger Ban

On March 9th, 2021, Sen. Kristina Roegner and Sen. Sandra O'Brien introduced a bill in the Ohio Senate to ban all abortions if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. 

‘Trigger’ bans like these are not about protecting people – they are about taking away access and spreading misinformation. We cannot and will not accept a world where safe, legal reproductive health care depends on where you live.

Senate Bill 132: Trans Athlete Ban

In March 2021, Sen. Kristina Roegner introduced a bill in the Ohio Senate that would ban transgender young people from participating in school sports (k-12). This bill's ultimate goal is to invalidate, ignore, and dehumanize the reality of transgender and gender non-binary identities. 

No matter where we are from, what we look like, or who we voted for, Ohioans want our kids to grow up instilled with the important life lessons sports teaches—leadership, confidence, self-respect, and what it means to be part of a team. 

Trans kids who grow up in Ohio deserve the same experiences, opportunities, and respect that other kids have. Every Ohioan benefits when we all have the ability and resources to thrive.  

House Bill 61: Trans Athlete Ban

In February 2021, Rep. Jena Powell and Rep. Reggie Stoltzfus introduced a bill in the Ohio House that would ban transgender young people from participating in school sports (k-12). This bill's ultimate goal is to invalidate, ignore, and dehumanize the reality of transgender and gender non-binary identities. 

The same Ohio Republicans who continue to fail to give Ohioans pandemic relief are instead focusing on banning transgender kids from school sports. Trans kids who grow up in Ohio deserve the same experiences, opportunities, and respect that other kids have. Every Ohioan benefits when we all have the ability and resources to thrive. 

House Bill 208: Ohio Fairness Act

Introduced in March 2021, the Ohio Fairness Act would protect LGBTQ+ Ohioans from discrimination in employment, housing and accommodations. Ohio’s state laws do not currently protect against discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

33 localities in Ohio have taken the initiative to pass local versions of these protections.However, if you live in one locality and work in another, you can lose your rights on yourdaily commute.

It was introduced in the Ohio House with bipartisan support by Rep. Brett Hillyer (R) and Rep. Michael Skindell (D).