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At 11:44am yesterday, the House Criminal Justice Committee announced a last-minute addition to today’s hearing agenda: House Bill 381, Stand Your Ground, was added to the schedule. Since then, activists and grassroots organizations have responded with an avalanche of opposition to the bill.

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Tue, Jun 9, 2020

COLUMBUS—Ohio House Democratic lawmakers, led by Reps. David Leland (D-Columbus) and Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo), today introduced legislation to protect at-risk workers from being forced to choose between returning to unsafe working conditions or losing unemployment benefits.

 

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Tue, May 26, 2020

Reps. David Leland (D-Columbus) and Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) today announced plans to introduce legislation to protect at-risk workers from being forced to choose between returning to unsafe working conditions or losing unemployment benefits. The proposal is the latest effort from House Dems to improve the safety and security of Ohio workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Thu, May 21, 2020

COLUMBUS—State Rep. David Leland (D-Columbus) introduced legislation Monday morning to prevent utility shutoffs to residences during the COVID-19 crisis. In addition to utilities regulated by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO), the bill would require unregulated utilities and submetering companies to continue to provide service through the emergency. 

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Mon, Mar 23, 2020

COLUMBUS— State Reps. Erica Crawley (D-Columbus) and David Leland (D-Columbus) introduced a bill Monday to expand unemployment compensation in Ohio throughout the COVID-19 crisis. The bill would do away with work-seeking requirements for the duration of the crisis, allow caregivers for children under 13 to access unemployment compensation and lower the minimum average weekly income required in order to access unemployment compensation so that it would accommodate part-time workers who earned minimum wage.

 

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Mon, Mar 23, 2020

COLUMBUS— State Reps. David Leland (D-Columbus) and Jeffrey Crossman (D-Parma) introduced a bipartisan bill Sunday morning to put a stop to evictions and foreclosures for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis.

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Sun, Mar 22, 2020

COLUMBUS—State Rep. David Leland (D-Columbus) will introduce legislation to stop public utilities from cutting service to ratepayers and prevent evictions from occurring during the COVID-19 crisis. This legislation is a response to Governor DeWine’s announced shutdown of K-12 schools in Ohio, which, though necessary and important, will have profound ripple effects for Ohio’s business community and its working families.

 

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Fri, Mar 13, 2020

In a fitting observation of National Justice for Animals Week, State Rep. David Leland (D-Columbus) announced that he will introduce legislation to prohibit the use of gas chambers to euthanize pets in animal shelters.

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Thu, Feb 27, 2020

COLUMBUS— State Reps. Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus) and David Leland (D-Columbus) testified Tuesday on House Bill (HB) 384, their bill to allow local residents the ability to petition for the installation of stop signs or reduced speed limits in their neighborhoods.

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Fri, Jan 31, 2020

State Rep. David Leland (D-Columbus) will testify today on House Bill (HB) 417, his legislation to designate May 23 as William Hoy Day in Ohio. Hoy, a native of Hancock County, is often referred to as a pioneer for deaf and disabled athletes after a successful career in Major League Baseball. 

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Wed, Dec 11, 2019