COLUMBUS – State Representative Jeff LaRe today issued the following statement following today’s House session:
“The Ohio House of Representatives reconvened today to discuss and pass significant legislation. Of that, we passed legislation to grant immunity to essential workers, healthcare workers and schools who transmit COVID-19 and work to reopen Ohio, to make recommendations for a job description for school counselors, to provide measures to work towards solving Ohio’s opioid epidemic and to protect Ohio’s elections.
While the legislation my colleagues and I passed today is vital, the legislature still needs to work to repeal and replace House Bill 6. I applaud Speaker Cupp for creating the House Select Committee on Energy Policy and Oversight, which will consist of majority and minority members from the House, to focus on energy issues and be tasked with crafting legislation to repeal and replace House Bill 6. Additionally, I look forward the release of the remaining CARES Act funds for our communities. The release of these funds and the repeal and replacement of House Bill 6 must get done sooner rather than later, however it’s important we follow a transparent process and receive input from all Ohioans.”
For more information, contact Rep. LaRe’s office at (614) 466-8100 or firstname.lastname@example.org