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The following are bills from the 130th General Assembly 2013-2014

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Click on bill number for information on legislation HB, Sb, hrc (HOUSE ConcURRENT RESOLUTION), or hjr (House joint resolution).

  • HB 59 OPPOSE (Budget Bill)Would effectively cut money to Planned Parenthood More bill info
  • HB 74 SUPPORT To amend sections 2903.211 and 2917.21 of the Revised Code to expand the offenses of menacing by stalking and telecommunications harassment and to prohibit a person from knowingly causing another person to believe that the offender will cause physical harm or mental or emotional distress to a member of the other person’s immediate family. More bill info
  • HB 82 OPPOSE Excludes from the Civil Rights Law’s definition of “employer” a religious corporation, association, educational institution, or society with respect to the employment of individuals of a particular religion to perform work connected with the carrying on by such corporation, association, educational institution, or society. More bill info
  • HB 86 SUPPORT To enact section 3109.054 of the Revised Code to require a court that becomes aware that there is a risk of abduction of a child by one parent during a custody or domestic relations proceeding to consider certain specified factors to determine whether preventative measures are necessary and to permit a court to take certain actions if the court determines preventative measures are necessary to prevent the abduction of the child.More Bill Info 
  •  HB 87  SEX OFFENDERS To provide notice to a long-term care facility when a Tier III or similar category sex offender/child-victim offender indicates an intent to reside in the facility or registers an address within the specified geographical notification area including the facility and to amend the versions of sections 2950.11 and 2950.13 of the Revised Code that are scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2014, to continue the provisions of this act on and after that effective date.More Bill Info 
  • HB 108 SUPPORT would raise funds for rape crisis centers by imposing a $100 fee payable at the time of registration on convicted sex offenders. More bill Info 
  • HB 120 SUPPORT Reps. Matt Lundy and Denise Driehaus have sponsored HB 120 which would establish a panel to review pay disparity among men and women working in similar jobs.
  • HB 130 SUPPORT Strengthening of current Ohio human trafficking laws. More bill info. More bill Info 
  • HB 151 OPPOSE would enact sections 4119.01, 4119.02, 4119.04, 4119.05, 4119.06, 4119.07, 4119.08, and 4119.99 of the Revised Code to prohibit any requirement that employees of private employers join or pay dues to any employee organization and to establish civil and criminal penalties against employers who violate that prohibition.More bill Info 
  • HB 152 OPPOSE amend sections 9.81, 4117.03, 4117.09, and 4117.11 of the Revised Code to remove any requirement under the Public Employees Collective Bargaining Law that public employees join or pay dues to any employee organization and to prohibit public employers from requiring public employees to join or pay dues to any employee organization.More bill Info 
  • HB 160 SUPPORT To amend sections 2919.26 and 3113.31 and to enact sections 2919.261 and 3113.311 of the Revised Code to require a person who is subject to a civil or criminal domestic violence temporary protection order to surrender all firearms in the person’s immediate possession or control to a law enforcement agency or to a federally licensed firearms dealer.More bill Info 
  • HB 163 SUPPORT Bill to prevent discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in a variey of areas. More bill info
  • HB 200 SUPPORT Modification of the notification requirements given by a physician 48 hours prior to the performance or inducement of an abortion, to require the physician to perform an obstetric ultrasound examination 48 hours prior to the performance or inducement of an abortion, to modify the definition of medical emergency that applies to the law regulating abortion, and to eliminate medical necessity as a reason to perform an abortion without complying with the 48-hour notification requirements. More bill info
  • H.B. 297 Gives to public employees and to employees of private entities that employ 100 or more individuals for at least 20 weeks per year the right to take up to three or five days per year, depending on the length of an employee’s employment, for certain legal or medical purposes related to domestic violence.
  • H.B. 333 to authorize an alleged aggrieved party to provide a notice of an alleged accessibility law violation in advance of filing a civil action and to establish the circumstances under which an alleged aggrieved party is entitled to attorney’s fees in a civil action based on the violation.
  •  HCR 52  (House Concurrent Resolution) text:  http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/res.cfm?ID=130_HCR_52. OPPOSE  propaganda in favor of crisis pregnancy centers
  •  HJR5 (House Joint Resolution) OPPOSE Proposing to enact Section 22 of Article I of the Constitution of the State of Ohio to prohibit employees from being forced to participate in a labor organization as a condition of employment.
  • SB 5 to require wireless service providers to provide device location information to law enforcement officers or agencies in certain emergency situations. More bill Info 
  • SB 39 SUPPORT To require insurance providers to cover human papillomavirus screenings and vaccines More bill Info
  • Sub. S.B. 64 Prohibits under the offense of “criminal child enticement” a person, for any unlawful purpose other than, or in addition to, that proscribed by the preexisting general prohibition under that offense, from engaging in any activity described in that general prohibition. The preexisting general prohibition, unchanged by the act, prohibits a person, by any means and without privilege to do so, from knowingly soliciting, coaxing, enticing, or luring a child under 14 to accompany the person in any manner, when the person has no express or implied authority to engage in that conduct and is not a specified official.
  • SB 83 SUPPORT To provide that there is no period of limitation for the prosecution of an offense of rape or sexual battery. More bill Info
  • S.B. 207  Authorizes a person who is the victim of rape or sexual battery for which a child was conceived as a result to bring an action to declare the person who was convicted of or pleaded guilty to the offense to be the parent of a child conceived as a result of rape or sexual battery.
  • S.B. 270 to require copies of surveys conducted by the Director of Developmental Disabilities and related plans of correction to be made available on the Department of Developmental Disabilities’ web site and to modify statutory references to the Director’s designee.
  • SB 297  Senator Kris Jordan introduced the heartbeat bill.  SB 297 (http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/bills.cfm?ID=130_SB_297).
    It only has one co-sponsor Sen. Schaffer.  We have seen no indication that the senate is willing to move on the bill, but we will keep a close eye on it.
  • SB 349 Housing for people with disabilities.  http://ohionow.org/wp/?page_id=4858