COLUMBUS –State Reps. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) and Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) Tuesday gave sponsor testimony in the House Ways and Means Committee for House Bill (HB) 262, which incentivizes safe gun storage in a household with minors present. This legislation is similar to HB 240 of the 133rd General Assembly, but with an important update to include a tax credit for the purchase of a safe storage unit, making the bill pro-business and similar to bipartisan federal legislation.
COLUMBUS— State Rep. Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) 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 –Rep. Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) today issued the following statement on the House passage of House Bill 110, the state’s two-year budget. House Democrats largely opposed the bill, saying it was a missed opportunity to invest in everyday Ohioans still struggling amid the health and economic crisis.
COLUMBUS –State Reps. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) and Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) Monday introduced the Child Access Prevention Tax Credit Act, which incentivizes safe gun storage in a household with minors present. This legislation will be similar to House Bill (HB) 240 of the 133rd General Assembly, however with an important update to include a tax credit for the purchase of a safe storage unit, making the bill pro-business and similar to bipartisan federal legislation.
Rep. Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) today applauded the House passage of a $2 billion package of coronavirus relief bills to deliver direct aid for rent and utility assistance, childcare providers, bars, restaurants, lodging and schools, among other industries facing economic impact from the coronavirus pandemic. Democratic lawmakers also expressed concern over the months-long delay in the release of the funding, which they say slowed the state’s recovery.
COLUMBUS— Today, State Rep. Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) provided testimony alongside her joint sponsor, Rep. Scott Lipps (R-Franklin) on House Bill (HB) 105, known as “Erin’s Law,” to require all public schools to implement age-appropriate sexual abuse prevention curriculum.
COLUMBUS— Today, Rep. Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) signed on as a co-sponsor to a resolution that the Ohio Black Maternal Health Caucus (OBMHC) is introducing to recognize Black Maternal Health Week in Ohio. Black Maternal Health Week (April 11-17) is an annual event that promotes awareness and seeks to advance and improve Black maternal health outcomes across the country.
State Rep. Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) today called on Statehouse leaders to repeal Ohio’s new no duty to retreat law, which passed in December 2020. Democratic-sponsored legislation, House Bill (HB) 38, would repeal the new shoot first law that takes effect Tuesday.
COLUMBUS—State Rep. Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) announced the completion of her work on the Healthy States National Task Force with the Council of State Governments (CSG). CSG released the findings of its member-driven Healthy States National Task Force, which address shared public policy issues in state government. Rep. Kelly served as a valuable member of this elite working group of 50 state officials, who were tasked with finding bipartisan policy solutions, developing case studies and providing an outline of recommendations for state elected and appointed officials to use as they work to improve health outcomes across their communities.
Rep. Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) issued a statement on Gov. DeWine’s veto of Senate Bill (SB) 22, controversial legislation that would threaten the health and safety of Ohioans by curbing authority from the governor and health director during public health crises. Rep. Kelly voted against the bill and sent the governor a letter urging his veto.