COLUMBUS— Today, Rep. Monique Smith (D-Fairview Park) voted in favor of House Bill (HB) 93, legislation to modify the state’s address confidentiality program (Safe at Home), as it passed the House with overwhelming support. This legislation has been 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.
State Rep. Monique Smith (D-Fairview Park) 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.
Rep. Monique Smith (D-Fairview Park) issued a statement as two bills that would allow for more House business to be conducted virtually and to require face masks during House committee meetings and floor sessions received their first hearings in the House last week.
COLUMBUS—State Rep. Monique Smith (D-Fairview Park) released the following statement today on her committee assignments for the 134th General Assembly:
State Reps. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) and Monique Smith (D-Fairview Park) have requested that Governor DeWine and the Ohio Department of Health’s Director Stephanie McCloud include early childhood educators and child care workers in prioritization for COVID-19 vaccine distribution alongside K-12 educators. Since the beginning of the pandemic, many of Ohio’s child care programs have struggled to remain open - operating at substantially lower capacity and at a financial loss - so that essential workers have the vital child care services needed to continue working.
The Ohio Democratic Women’s Legislative Caucus yesterday during their first meeting of the 134th General Assembly elected their leadership team for this session:
State Rep. Monique Smith (D-Fairview Park) took the oath of office during the opening session of the 134th Ohio General Assembly (GA) at the Ohio Statehouse Monday, officially beginning Smith’s 1st term as state representative for the 16th District.