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Legislative Report May 17, 2022
Prepared by: Aaron Ockerman
Bill Information
PUBLIC BODIES - ELECTRONIC MEETINGS
(SOBECKI L, HOOPS J)

To authorize public bodies to meet via teleconference and video conference.

  CURRENT STATUS

2/11/2021 - House Government Oversight, (First Hearing)

VALUATION ADJUSTMENTS, OPEN MEETINGS
(LAMPTON B)

To amend the law governing valuation adjustments for destroyed or injured property, to expressly incorporate changes in the Internal Revenue Code since March 31, 2021, into Ohio law, to provide temporary authority, expiring July 1, 2022, for members of a public body to meet by means of teleconference or video conference, and to declare an emergency.

  CURRENT STATUS

2/17/2022 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; eff. Immediately

OPERATING BUDGET
(OELSLAGER S)

To make operating appropriations for the biennium beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2023, to levy taxes, and to provide authorization and conditions for the operation of state programs.

  CURRENT STATUS

7/1/2021 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; effective 7/1/21

DESIGNATE JOHN LEWIS VOTER REGISTRATION DAY
(CROSSMAN J, BRENT J)

To designate February 21 as "Congressman John Lewis Voter Registration Day" and to require the boards of elections to promote that day to encourage voter registration.

  CURRENT STATUS

2/24/2021 - Referred to Committee House State and Local Government

JUDICIAL CANDIDATES-PARTY BALLOT DESIGNATION
(SWEARINGEN D, STEWART B)

To require certain judicial candidates to appear on the ballot with a party designation.

  CURRENT STATUS

6/28/2021 - Referred to Committee Senate Local Government and Elections

BALLOT DROP BOXES
(SWEENEY B, LEPORE-HAGAN M)

To require boards of elections to provide secure ballot drop boxes and to declare an emergency.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/4/2021 - House Government Oversight, (First Hearing)

OHIO ELECTION SECURITY, MODERNIZATION ACT
(SEITZ B, RAY S)

To enact the Ohio Election Security and Modernization Act to create an automated voter registration and verification system, to modify the law governing absent voting, and to make other changes to the Election Law.

  CURRENT STATUS

6/17/2021 - House Government Oversight, (Second Hearing)

MODIFY VOTER REGISTRATION
(LEPORE-HAGAN M, LISTON B)

To modify the law governing voter registration and the method of conducting elections.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/12/2021 - Referred to Committee House Government Oversight

ELECTION ENGAGEMENT RESTORATION ACT
(SWEENEY B)

To enact the Election Engagement Restoration Act to repeal provisions of law regarding court settlements that conflict with the Revised Code and private entities' involvement in election-related activities.

  CURRENT STATUS

9/16/2021 - Referred to Committee House Government Oversight

CHANGE ELECTION LAW
(DEAN B)

To make changes to the Election Law.

  CURRENT STATUS

9/16/2021 - Referred to Committee House Government Oversight

ELIMINATE AUGUST SPECIAL ELECTIONS
(HALL T)

To limit when a political subdivision or taxing authority may hold an August special election.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/15/2022 - Senate Local Government and Elections, (First Hearing)

ESTABLISH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS
(OELSLAGER S)

To declare the General Assembly's intent to enact legislation establishing congressional district boundaries for the state based on the 2020 decennial census.

  CURRENT STATUS

11/12/2021 - , (Second Hearing)

CHANGE BIDDING PROCESS FOR BALLOT PRINTING
(YOUNG T)

To change the bidding process for contracts for ballot printing, to eliminate the requirement that all contracts for ballots for Ohio elections are rewarded to vendors within the state and printed within the state, and to declare an emergency.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/18/2022 - Senate Local Government and Elections, (Second Hearing)

DELAY 2022 PRIMARY
(SOBECKI L, WEST T)

To repeal Section 4 of S.B. 258 of the 134th General Assembly to delay the 2022 primary election to June 7 and to declare an emergency.

  CURRENT STATUS

2/15/2022 - Referred to Committee House Government Oversight

PART-TIME TOWNSHIP EMPLOYEES
(KOEHLER K)

To temporarily expand the category of township employees who are considered part time for purposes of health coverage and to declare an emergency.

  CURRENT STATUS

4/6/2022 - REPORTED OUT AS AMENDED, House State and Local Government, (Third Hearing)

POLL WORKER RECRUITMENT DAY
(RAY S, SWEENEY B)

To designate January 25th as "National Poll Worker Recruitment Day."

  CURRENT STATUS

4/27/2022 - House Government Oversight, (First Hearing)

CAMPAIGN FINANCE LAW
(SEITZ B)

To make changes regarding the Ohio Elections Commission and the campaign finance law.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/22/2022 - Referred to Committee House Government Oversight

ELECTRONIC BALLOTS
(MILLER A, HICKS-HUDSON P)

To allow certain uniformed services and overseas absent voters to submit their voted ballots electronically to the boards of elections.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/22/2022 - Referred to Committee House Government Oversight

SUPREME COURT - PRIMARY ELECTION
(FERGUSON R)

To reduce appropriations for the Supreme Court of Ohio in the amount of any costs incurred to hold a primary election other than on May 3, 2022.

  CURRENT STATUS

4/12/2022 - Introduced

PERMANENT ABSENT VOTER LIST
(SKINDELL M)

To create a permanent absent voter list.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/5/2022 - Introduced

REVISE ELECTION LAWS
(WIGGAM S, YOUNG T)

To require photo identification to vote, to make other changes to the Election Law, and to require the Bureau of Motor Vehicles to provide free state identification cards to persons seventeen and older.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/11/2022 - Introduced

ACQUISITION OF ELECTRONIC POLLBOOKS,EQUIPMENT
(RAY S, SWEENEY B)

To provide for the acquisition of electronic pollbooks and ancillary equipment for county boards of elections and to make an appropriation.

  CURRENT STATUS

5/16/2022 - Introduced

URGE CONGRESS NOT TO ADOPT HR1
(HALL T)

To urge the United States Congress not to adopt H.R. 1 of the 117th Congress.

  CURRENT STATUS

6/23/2021 - ADOPTED BY SENATE; Vote 24-8

VOTER REGISTRATION SYSTEMS
(RULLI M)

To require state approval of voter registration systems for use in Ohio and to modify the law governing protests against candidate filings.

  CURRENT STATUS

2/23/2021 - Senate Local Government and Elections, (Second Hearing)

BALLOT VACANCIES
(MANNING N)

To allow a primary candidate to become a candidate at the general election by being appointed to fill a ballot vacancy.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/1/2022 - Referred to Committee House Government Oversight

JUDGES-PARTY DESIGNATION ON BALLOT
(GAVARONE T, CIRINO J)

To require certain judicial candidates to appear on the ballot with a party designation.

  CURRENT STATUS

7/1/2021 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; eff. 9/30/21

LEGISLATIVE INTENT-CONGRESSIONAL REDISTRICTING
(MCCOLLEY R)

To declare the General Assembly's intent to enact legislation establishing revised congressional district boundaries for the state based on the 2020 decennial census.

  CURRENT STATUS

2/8/2022 - Senate General Government Budget, (First Hearing)

JURY SOURCE LISTS
(THOMAS C)

To require the names submitted by the Bureau of Motor Vehicles to the commissioners of jurors to be included on the annual jury source list compiled by the commissioners.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/2/2022 - Referred to Committee Senate Local Government and Elections

DELAY 2022 PRIMARY ELECTION
(THOMAS C, MAHARATH T)

To amend Section 4 of H.B. 93 of the 134th General Assembly to delay the 2022 primary election to June 28, 2022, and to declare an emergency.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/29/2022 - Referred to Committee Senate Local Government and Elections

VOTING-PHOTO ID REQUIREMENT
(GAVARONE T)

To require photo identification to vote, to make other changes to the Election Law, and to require the Bureau of Motor Vehicles to provide free state identification cards to persons seventeen and older.

  CURRENT STATUS

4/6/2022 - Introduced