Terra Goodnight · December 1, 2020
Back from the Thanksgiving holiday (and without a mask mandate in the Statehouse), Ohio lawmakers have another packed week of committee hearings and floor votes as they attempt to wrap up the 2019-2020 legislative session.
On the agenda include more bills to strip power from the Governor to control the pandemic, Stand Your Ground, abortion restriction, school funding reforms, and the repeal of HB6.
A detailed list of committee hearings we’re watching is provided below, but bills we are watching this week include:
The following bills were introduced since our last update. You can keep an eye on all the bills we’re tracking here.
House Bill 796 (Koehler) – Stand Your Ground – to expand the locations at which a person has no duty to retreat before using force under both civil and criminal law.
Senate Bill 383 (Johnson) – Stand Your Ground – to enact the Ohio Duty to Retreat Act providing an expansion of the locations at which a person has no duty to retreat before using force under both civil and criminal law.
Senate Bill 387 (Burke) – Face Masks – to terminate certain provisions of the “Director’s Order for Retail and Business Compliance for Facial Coverings throughout the State of Ohio,” issued on November 13, 2020, and to declare an emergency.
Wrapping Up Lame Duck
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