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Pavliga Issues Statement on House Override of Governor DeWine's Veto of SAFE Act, Save Women's Sports Act

COLUMBUS, OH – State Rep. Gail Pavliga (R-Portage County) issued the following statement regarding the Ohio House of Representatives vote to override the veto of Governor Mike DeWine of House Bill 68, a combination of the Save Adolescents from Experimentation Act (SAFE) and the Save Women’s Sports Act:

“Today, I voted to empower parents, protect children, and maintain the integrity of women’s sports in Ohio,” said Pavliga.  “By voting with my colleagues in the House to override the Governor’s veto of House Bill 68, we are sending a clear message that these are fundamental priorities for us, and hope that the Senate will join us in doing so.”  

The veto override of the SAFE Act will now be considered by the Ohio Senate.


COLUMBUS— The Ohio House of Representatives today voted to override Governor DeWine’s recent veto of House Bill 68, announced State Rep. Monica Robb Blasdel (R-Columbiana County).

Robb Blasdel issued the following statement regarding the vote:

“Today, we’ve taken a vital step towards protecting children and upholding the integrity of women's sports in Ohio. I voted to override the Governor's veto on House Bill 68, which includes the SAFE Act and the Save Women's Sports Act. I commend my fellow members in the House for their unwavering commitment to advocating for the well-being of children and families.  I look forward to our colleagues in the Senate doing the same.”

The veto override now heads to the Ohio Senate for consideration.


COLUMBUS – State Representative Brian Stewart (R-Ashville) today made the following statement in response to the Ohio House overriding Governor DeWine’s veto of House Bill 68, the SAFE Act and Save Women’s Sports Act, which he co-sponsored.

Ghanbari Issues Statement on Governor DeWine's Veto of House Bill 68

COLUMBUS, Ohio — State Rep. Haraz N. Ghanbari (R-Perrysburg) released the following statement Friday regarding Governor DeWine’s veto of Substitute House Bill 68:

“I’m disappointed the Governor has vetoed Substitute House Bill 68. His failure to support the legislature’s efforts to protect our children and ensure that females can compete on a level playing field, not against biological males, is both frustrating and disheartening,” Ghanbari said. “I voted for the SAFE Act and Save Women’s Sports Act on June 21, 2023. Due to a medical emergency, I was not in attendance for the concurrence vote of the Senate changes Dec. 13, 2023; however, I look forward to working with House leadership and will once again stand up for our children by voting to override his veto at the earliest opportunity.”


Ohio House Speaker Jason Stephens (R-Kitts Hill) has released the following statement regarding Governor DeWine’s veto of Sub. House Bill 68:

“It is disappointing that the Governor vetoed House Bill 68, the SAFE Act and Save Women’s Sports.  The bill sponsors, and The House, have dedicated nearly three years to get the bill right — to empower parents and protect children. It was passed by veto-proof majorities in each chamber. We will certainly discuss as a caucus and take the appropriate next steps.”

Ghanbari Announces More than $1.1 Million in Funding for Wood County

COLUMBUS — State Rep. Haraz N. Ghanbari (R-Perrysburg) announced Thursday more than $1.1 million has been awarded to projects in Wood County, including improvements to public safety and library facilities at Bowling Green State University, improvements to the Ohio National Guard’s Walbridge Armory, and the Chessie Circle Trail Project. The State Controlling Board approved the measure during Monday’s meeting.

Rep. Haraz N. Ghanbari Honors Chancellor Randy Gardner

BOWLING GREEN — State Rep. Haraz N. Ghanbari (R-Perrysburg), recognized retiring Department of Higher Education Chancellor Randy Gardner with a resolution from the Ohio House of Representatives Tuesday during halftime of the Bowling Green State University versus South Carolina Women’s Basketball game in front of one of the largest crowds in Stroh Center history. Gardner served as the department’s 10th chancellor.

Dobos, Klopfenstein Introduce Legislation Exempting Milkweed Seed Distribution

COLUMBUS—State Reps. Dave Dobos (R-Columbus) and Roy Klopfenstein (R-Haviland) recently introduced legislation that exempts certain non-commercial seed-sharing activities from laws governing seed labeling, inspection, and advertising.  

Oelslager Highlights Recently Passed House Bills

COLUMBUS—Speaker Pro Tempore Scott Oelslager (R-North Canton) is pleased to announce the recent passage of a number of important House Bills. 

House Committee Passes Bill to Expand Renewable Energy Tax Credit in Ohio

COLUMBUS—The House Energy and Natural Resources Committee today passed House Bill 264, which will expand the type of facilities that are eligible for the Renewable Energy Tax Credit in the State of Ohio, announced State Rep. Justin Pizzulli (R-Scioto County).