Proposed bills in the Ohio General Assembly that need immediate action!

Proposed bills in the Ohio General Assembly that need immediate action!

As you may know the Republican cowards that control the Ohio General Assembly are attempting to fast track several very regressive bills before the current lame duck session concludes in a few weeks.

These bills are so bad that even the Republicans didn't want to attempt passage before the November election. They are hoping that as we prepare for the holiday season that few are paying attention and that these regressive bills can be railroaded through without any consequences from constituents.

Please read through the list and then click the link below to contact your representative and/or Bill committee chair's to express your concern. Both the House and the Senate will go back into session this Wednesday.


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SB 250 - Real Intent: Primarily directed at anti-fracking and anti-pipeline protests this bill is designed to scare any protesters with fear of arrest and potential felony prosecution for many normal activities that usually occur in a nonviolent protest.

General Assembly title: Protect critical infrastructure facilities from mischief.  

Link to Bill status and text: https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-status?id=GA132-SB-250

 

HB 425 - Real Intent: Make it much easier to cover up illegal actions by police officers

General Assembly title: Declare police body camera recordings not to be public record. 

Link to Bill status and text:  https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-status?id=GA132-HB-425

 

HB 228 - Real Intent: This is Ohio's version of Stand your Ground making it OK to shoot someone if you feel you might be threatened.

General Assembly title: Regards self-defense and handling of fire arms.

Link to Bill status and text: https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-status?id=GA132-HB-228

 

HJR 19 - Real intent: Make the initiative process more difficult in Ohio by requiring more petition signatures in a shorter period of time.

General Assembly title: Modify Initiative process.

Link to Bill status and text: https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-status?id=GA132-HJR-19

 

HB 625 - Real Intent: Bans any municipality from imposing a fee on plastic bags to help diminish plastic pollution in our waterways

General Assembly title: Authorize and regulate use of auxiliary containers.

Link to Bill status and text: https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-status?id=GA132-HB-625

 

HB 36 - Real Intent: The so-called "Pastor Protection Bill" attempts to codify what is already law with the intent of sneaking in some LGBTQ discrimination disguised as " Religious Freedom"

General Assembly title: Allow minister not to solemnize marriages contrary to beliefs.

Link to Bill status and text: https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-status?id=GA132-HB-36

 

HB 258 - Real Intent: The so-called "Heartbeat Bill" is designed to make most abortions illegal. 

General Assembly title: Prohibit abortion if unborn has detectable heartbeat.

Link to Bill status and text: https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-status?id=GA132-HB-258


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