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Rep. Richard Brown (D-Canal Winchester), issued a statement Thursday on the passage of House Bill (HB) 128, legislation to repeal parts of HB 6 from the 133rd General Assembly (GA). 

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Thu, Mar 25, 2021

Rep. Richard Brown (D-Canal Winchester) issued a statement following the final passage of House Bill (HB) 74, the state’s two-year transportation budget. Democrats fought against the governor’s proposed cuts to public transit funding in the bill, securing more than $221 million over the next two years, more than doubling the governor’s proposed investment. 

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Thu, Mar 25, 2021

COLUMBUS— Today, State Rep. Richard Brown (D-Canal Winchester) announced that he has signed on as a co-sponsor to the Ohio Fairness Act, bipartisan legislation that would protect LGBTQ+ Ohioans from discrimination in employment, housing and accommodations. A previous version of the Ohio Fairness Act (The Equal Housing and Employment Act) passed the Ohio House of Representatives on Sept. 15, 2009, with bipartisan support. Last General Assembly, the Ohio Fairness Act had 3 hearings but did not receive a committee vote.

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Thu, Mar 11, 2021

Today, Assistant Minority Whip Richard Brown (D-Canal Winchester) applauded the House passage of legislation that would allow more health professionals to administer the coronavirus vaccine, extend professional licenses and help low-income Ohioans pay for utilities amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

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Wed, Mar 3, 2021

Today, House Assistant Minority Whip Richard D. Brown (D-Canal Winchester) 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

Ohio House Assistant Minority Whip, State Rep. Richard Brown (D-Canal Winchester), 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 Representative Richard Brown (D-Canal Winchester) has reintroduced House Bill (HB) 646 and House Bill (HB) 83 from the 132nd and 133rd General Assembly respectively, which would modernize laws governing the illegal passing of a stopped school bus. The bill would specifically allow for the use of exterior cameras to document violating motorists’ actions and would increase penalties for these dangerous traffic violations. 

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Fri, Feb 12, 2021

The Ohio House Democratic Caucus Monday announced its leadership team for the 134th General Assembly, re-electing Rep. Richard Brown (D-Canal Winchester) as Assistant Minority Whip.

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Mon, Nov 23, 2020

COLUMBUS— Today, Franklin County representatives Assistant Minority Leader Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus), Assistant Minority Whip Richard Brown (D-Canal Winchester) and State Reps. Adam Miller (D-Columbus), Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville), David Leland (D-Columbus), Dr. Beth Liston (D-Dublin), Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington), and Erica Crawley (D-Columbus) reacted to House passage of a bill (Senate Bill 311) to undermine the director of health’s authority at a time when the state has reached a dangerous peak, with Franklin County being the first county designated purple status. Announced by Gov. Mike DeWine Thursday, Franklin County is the first in the state to be elevated to purple status since the state began using this alert system.

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Thu, Nov 19, 2020

COLUMBUS – Today, Assistant Minority Whip Richard Brown (D-Canal Winchester) announced the commencement of the final week of voting for the 2020 general election. Ohioans now have 7 days remaining to cast their ballot early in-person, return their absentee ballot by mail or at a drop box, or to vote on Election Day at their polling place. The announcement accompanies a record setting number of Ohioans choosing to exercise their right to vote early.

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Tue, Oct 27, 2020