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Today, Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) applauded the House passage of House Bill (HB) 93, legislation to modify the state’s address confidentiality program (Safe at Home), a long-held Democratic priority that allows victims of domestic violence, stalking, rape, human trafficking, or sexual battery who fear for their safety to keep their address confidential and out of the public record.

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Thu, Feb 25, 2021

State Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) today applauded the Ohio House 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.

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Thu, Feb 18, 2021

COLUMBUS- State Reps. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) and Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) today announced the reintroduction of legislation that would require one-time performance audits of school districts with a current Academic Distress Commission (ADC). This legislation was formerly House Bill (HB) 529 in the 133rd General Assembly, which received one hearing in the House Primary & Secondary Education Committee.

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Thu, Feb 11, 2021

COLUMBUS—State Reps. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) and Al Cutrona (R-Canfield)  had their first hearing yesterday on House Bill (HB) 54 in the House Primary & Secondary Education Committee. HB 54 is a re-introduction of Sub. HB 154 from the 133rd General Assembly, and it would dissolve Academic Distress Commissions (ADCs), requiring improvement plans instead for certain low-performing school buildings. Sub. HB 154 passed the House in a bipartisan fashion in May of 2019 by a vote of 83-12. 

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Wed, Feb 10, 2021

State Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) released the following statement today on his committee assignments for the 134th General Assembly:

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Fri, Feb 5, 2021

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

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Mon, Jan 25, 2021

State Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) issued a statement on Wednesday’s inauguration of Joe Biden as President and Kamala Harris as Vice President of the United States, cementing Democratic control of the White House and both chambers of Congress.

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Wed, Jan 20, 2021

State Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) took the oath of office during the opening session of the 134th Ohio General Assembly (GA) at the Ohio Statehouse Monday, officially beginning Miller’s second term as state representative for the 56th District. 

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Mon, Jan 4, 2021

State Reps. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) and Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) today announced the signing of legislation honoring the late author Toni Morrison by designating her birthday, February 18, as “Toni Morrison Day” in Ohio.

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Mon, Dec 21, 2020

COLUMBUS—Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) today voted in favor of the Fair School Funding Plan, House Bill (HB) 305, bipartisan legislation sponsored by Rep. John Patterson (D-Jefferson) that would transform the way Ohio’s schools are funded. Democratic lawmakers have long fought to reform the state’s school funding formula, which the Ohio Supreme Court has found unconstitutional four times, beginning with the DeRolph decision in 1997.

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Thu, Dec 3, 2020