It’s Official: The Legislature In Back In Session
it’s another slow week at the statehouse with both chambers out of session, but we have several committee hearings to watch in our wrap-up below.
One development we’re watching closely is movement on SB83, a so-called Higher Education “reform” bill that, when originally proposed early in 2023, would block unionized campus employees from striking during a labor dispute. The bill also prohibits many courses and diversity programs that focus on the study of gender or race. Negotiations are ongoing between the House and Senate on a compromise version that may include changes such as excluding non-faculty staff from a strike ban. A hearing is currently scheduled for Wednesday morning in the House Higher Education committee with the introduction of a substitute bill possible.
Below are all the new bills and events around the Statehouse we’re watching this week.
New Legislation This Week
No new bills were introduced last week that we are adding to our tracker. You can always view the full list of the bills we are monitoring here.
Statehouse Meetings & Events
|Because schedules change, every weekday morning activities are planned at the Statehouse, we post an update on Twitter. Follow the #OHLeg hashtag for more updates.