COLUMBUS– State Rep. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) Wednesday recognized the first day of Hispanic Heritage Month and called for the passage of House Bill 72, her bipartisan legislation to officially designate this month in Ohio. Currently, the federal government recognizes Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 each year as Hispanic Heritage Month, but there is no official designation at the state level.
“Hispanic Heritage Month is an opportunity to honor and recognize the many contributions the Hispanic population has made to our state and this nation,” said Rep. Miranda. “Enacting legislation to formally recognize this in Ohio law is the least we can do to recognize the Hispanic community, and I urge swift passage of H.B. 72.”
H.B. 72 is currently awaiting a vote in the Ohio House State and Local Government Committee.