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COLUMBUS – Today, State Reps. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) and Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon) announced the unanimous House passage of House Bill (HB) 213. HB 213 designates and displays the Honor and Remember Flag and requires that it be flown at the Statehouse each Memorial Day under proper flag protocol. The bill also includes a permissive provision that allows other government buildings to fly the flag at their own discretion. This legislation, formerly known as HB 406 in the 133rd General Assembly, passed the House Armed Services & Veterans Affairs Committee unanimously, but unfortunately timed out during lame duck. 

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Wed, May 19, 2021

COLUMBUS – State Reps. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) and Adam Bird (R-New Richmond) this week introduced House Bill (HB) 298, legislation which would change the way the Ohio State Board of Education is composed.

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Fri, May 14, 2021

State Representative Joe Miller (D-Amherst) issued a statement today applauding the passage of House Bill (HB) 2, a long-held Democratic priority that would create the Ohio Residential Broadband Expansion Program, specifically designed to bring broadband access to unserved residential households in both rural and urban areas of the state. The bill funds $20 million in grants for this year. 

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Wed, May 5, 2021

COLUMBUS –State Reps. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) and Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon) today announced that the House Government Oversight Committee unanimously passed House Bill (HB) 213 by a vote of 11-0. HB 213 designates and displays the Honor and Remember Flag, and requires that it be flown at the Statehouse each Memorial Day under proper flag protocol. The bill also includes a permissive provision that allows other government buildings to fly the flag at their own discretion. 

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Tue, May 4, 2021

COLUMBUS- State Reps. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) and Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon) today provided sponsor testimony on House Bill (HB) 213, which would designate and display the Honor and Remember Flag, and require that it be flown at the Statehouse each Memorial Day under proper flag protocol. The bill also includes a permissive provision that allows other government buildings to fly the flag at their own discretion. 

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Thu, Apr 15, 2021

COLUMBUS – State Representatives Joe Miller (D-Amherst) and Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) today announced the introduction of House Bill (HB) 251 – legislation to establish an indoor mold education and awareness program through the Ohio Department of Health (ODH). 

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Wed, Apr 14, 2021

State Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) 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. 

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Tue, Apr 6, 2021

COLUMBUS – State Reps. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) and Bill Roemer (R-Richfield) today testified on House Bill (HB) 44, bipartisan legislation to secure protections for sports officials. This bill would bring the penalty for assaulting a referee on the job or in retaliation for a prior incident closer in line with current legislation protecting teachers, school administrators and bus drivers.

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Thu, Mar 11, 2021

Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) and House Democratic lawmakers Wednesday voted in opposition to Senate Bill (SB) 22, controversial Republican legislation that would threaten the health and safety of Ohioans by curbing authority from the governor and health director during public health crises. 

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Wed, Mar 10, 2021

State Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) Thursday voted in favor of House Bill (HB) 67, legislation to adjust state testing requirements for the 2020-21 school year. Democrats did say, however, that more needs to be done to support students and teachers during the pandemic.

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Thu, Mar 4, 2021