Terra Goodnight · December 10, 2020
Still operating without a mask mandate as at least two lawmakers have tested positive for COVID-19 after attending committee hearings and session, it appears that things are still business as usual at the General Assembly this week. Two days of hearings are scheduled on dozens of bills as the House and Senate work to wrap up the 2019-2020 legislative session.
Ironically — as COVID keeps some lawmakers away from the building — the agenda once again are more bills to strip power from the Governor to control the pandemic. Republicans also seem intent on moving multiple bills that would loosen Ohio gun laws, including proposals to eliminate the Duty to Retreat in armed conflicts (also know as “Stand Your Ground”).
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.
Wrapping Up Lame Duck
Lame Duck – Gun Hearings Wednesday, Marathon Sessions Thursday
As Always, Guns and Abortion Rule Lame Duck
On the Agenda: COVID-19, Education Funding and More
Lame Duck Season Starts
At The Statehouse: Lawmakers Look To Grant Business Immunity