Legislation: Ohio Senate Bill 30 – Ohio Family Stability Commission
Bill: Senate Bill 30 (full text)Title: Establish Ohio Family Stability Commission
Sponsors: Senator Tavares
Co-Sponsors: Senators Brown, Thomas, Hite, Skindell, Cafaro, Coley, Gentile, Jones, LeRose, Lehner, Manning, Obhof, Oelslager, Sawyer, Schiavoni, Widener, Williams, and Yuko
Bill Analysis: This bill creates what is called the Ohio Family Stability Commission in the Department of family services. This Commission will consist of 25 members, four members of the general assembly and twenty-one individuals that are classified as government agency representatives, private citizens, or elected officials outside of the general assembly, whose duties will be specified over a four-year period. Over that four-year period, The Ohio Family Stability Commission will conduct research and formulate recommendations on the stability of families in the state, advise on ways to implement the recommendations, provide additional support or advise, monitor implementation of recommendations, and ensure the continuation of implementation of recommendations.
Status: Bill was introduced in the Senate on February 9, 2015. It was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Commission on February 11, 2015. Received Committee hearings on February 18, 2015 and March 4, 2015. It was reported out of the Senate Committee 9-0 on March 4, 2015. The bill passed in the Senate 32-1 on May 13, 2015. It was introduced to the House on May 14, 2015 and referred to the House Community and Family Advancement Committee on May 19, 2015. It received committee hearings on June 2 and 23, 2015. Passed in Committee on December 7, 2016.
The bill passed in the House on December 8, 2016. See how your legislator voted here.