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State Reps. Adam C. Miller (D-Columbus) and Thomas West (D-Canton) today announced the introduction of legislation that would repeal the recently passed Shoot First law that permits the use of deadly force by individuals who believe their lives are endangered anywhere in the state. The law was tucked in as a last minute amendment to Senate Bill (SB) 175 during the lame duck period of the 133rd General Assembly despite passionate opposition from House Democrats. The governor then chose to sign this bill into law, even after professing concerns about gun violence in Ohio.  

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Thu, Jan 21, 2021

COLUMBUS – State Representative Adam Miller  (D-Columbus) today announced the introduction of the $2.1 billion capital appropriations budget for fiscal years 2021-2022 as an amendment during the Senate Bill (SB) 310 conference committee. The capital appropriations budget includes $186.5 million for community projects, a number of which will benefit Franklin County including:

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Tue, Dec 15, 2020

COLUMBUS- Today in Ohio House Health Committee, Rep. Adam Miller (D-Columbus) testified on Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 5, urging Congress to enact the Mark Takai Atomic Veterans Healthcare Parity Act. The legislation would create a presumption of service-connection for veterans who participated in the nuclear cleanup of Enewetak Atoll for purposes of receiving healthcare and other benefits.

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Tue, Dec 8, 2020

COLUMBUS— State Rep. Adam C. Miller (D-Columbus) today voted in favor of the Fair School Funding Plan, House Bill (HB) 305, bipartisan legislation sponsored by Rep. John Patterson (D-Jefferson) that would help transform the way Ohio’s schools are funded. Democratic lawmakers have long fought to reform the state’s school funding formula, which the Ohio Supreme Court has found unconstitutional four times, beginning with the DeRolph decision in 1997.  Miller is a cosponsor of the legislation.

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Thu, Dec 3, 2020

COLUMBUS— State Rep. Adam C. Miller (D-Columbus) today hailed House passage of HB 428, his bipartisan bill that would authorize county recorders to establish a veterans' identification card program to individuals who have served with the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) or the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  USPHS and NOAA are two of the eight uniformed services of the United States.

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Thu, Dec 3, 2020

Democratic Reps. Adam Miller (D-Columbus), and Thomas West (D-Canton) today issued statements as their bills to enact commonsense gun safety finally came before the House State and Local Government Committee Tuesday. House Bills (HB) 319 and 320, part of legislative Democrats’ comprehensive gun safety package, were introduced over a year ago following the mass shooting in Dayton. HB 319 would restore local control of certain gun violence prevention efforts while HB 320 would prohibit the sale of a gun while a background check is pending.

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Tue, Dec 1, 2020

Rep. Adam Miller (D-Columbus) today issued a statement as House GOP lawmakers voted to fast track Senate Bill (SB) 311, which would curb executive authority from the state health director to issue orders during public health emergencies like the coronavirus pandemic.

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Thu, Nov 19, 2020

COLUMBUS—Adam C. Miller (Columbus) today announced the introduction of legislation that calls for cracking down on intentional, overt acts that are aimed solely at keeping people from voting.  Under Ohio law, it is not a crime to intentionally mislead, intimidate, or coerce someone as to where, when, or how to vote. The legislation comes on the tails of reports of unauthorized groups and individuals being called to “monitor” the upcoming election across the country.

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Thu, Oct 29, 2020

COLUMBUS—State Rep. Adam Miller (D-Columbus) today announced that Senate Bill (SB) 163, legislation creating the Folds of Honor license plate, was signed into law yesterday by Gov. DeWine.  SB 163 includes House Bill (HB) 262 which was authored by Reps. Miller and Tracey Richardson (R-Marysville) and passed the Ohio House on June 19, 2019 by a vote of 97-0.

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Thu, Oct 22, 2020

COLUMBUS— State Reps. Lisa Sobecki (Toledo) and Adam C. Miller (Columbus) today announced the introduction of the legislation that would increase funding for Ohio’s public libraries as they adapt and change to COVID-19 and 21st century technology and needs.  House Bill (HB) 773 calls for creating an addition library fund from the State’s Local Government Fund.  The fund will be available to all libraries that currently receive the PLF that are working to adapt to the current pandemic and needs of Ohio’s libraries and patrons.

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Tue, Oct 6, 2020