COLUMBUS — State Rep. Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) today announced the unanimous passage of House Bill (HB) 185, her bipartisan legislation to designate the month of March as Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month. The bill was originally brought forward by Rep. Randi Clites in the 133rd General Assembly and passed the House unanimously 95-0 as an amendment to HB 358.
COLUMBUS — State Reps. Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) and Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) today filed sweeping anti-corruption legislation, which would require dark money groups to identify their contributors and disclose their spending. First introduced nearly a year ago, the Ohio Anti-Corruption Act responds to the largest bribery scandal in Ohio history and recent news that experts rank Ohio as the top state for public corruption.
Members of the Ohio House Democratic Caucus elections and voting rights working group today responded to the introduction of House Bill 294, a Republican anti-voter bill that would roll back ballot access and intentionally make the process more confusing for voters.
State Rep. Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) joined Democrats in opposing a Republican resolution that would urge Congress not to pass HR 1, the For the People Act, federal pro-voter legislation that would protect the freedom to vote, prevent billionaires from buying influence in elections, and make sure voting options are equally accessible across all 50 states.
COLUMBUS — The Ohio House Commerce and Labor Committee voted Wednesday to greenlight House Bill (HB) 68, bipartisan legislation sponsored by State Rep. Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) and State Rep. Jon Cross (R-Kenton) to ensure that prime contractors are paid promptly and construction projects can move forward across the State of Ohio.
COLUMBUS- State Reps. Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) and Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) testified Tuesday in support of House Bill 209, their legislation expanding access to secure ballot drop boxes for all Ohioans.
State Rep. Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) today issued the following statement regarding the news that Ohio will lose one of its sixteen seats in the U.S. House of Representatives according to U.S. Census data:
Members of the Ohio House Democratic Caucus elections and voting rights working group today responded to pending Republican legislation that would force people to provide two forms of Voter ID, reduce the number of days of early voting, shorten mail ballot access by a week and restrict ballot drop boxes.
State Rep. Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) today announced the passage of House Bill (HB) 1, the Fair School Funding Plan, as an amendment to HB 110, the biennial state operating budget. Sweeney’s bipartisan legislation jointly sponsored with Rep. Jamie Callender (R-Concord), HB 1 addresses many of the issues that have plagued the state’s school funding system, which the Ohio Supreme Court has found unconstitutional four times, beginning with the DeRolph decision in 1997.
COLUMBUS — State Reps. Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) and Al Cutrona (R-Canfield) testified Wednesday on House Bill (HB) 163, legislation that prohibits mandatory overtime work for nurses as a condition of employment. The bipartisan bill passed the previous General Assembly by a vote of 80-13.