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Legislative Report September 26, 2021
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)

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

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

6/1/2021 - BILL AMENDED, Senate Local Government and Elections, (Third Hearing)

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. 90 days