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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).

House Passes Legislation to Implement Cost-Sharing Requirement Restrictions to Combat the Opioid Epidemic

COLUMBUS—The Ohio House of Representatives yesterday passed House Bill 141, legislation to place cost-sharing requirement restrictions on occupational therapy, physical therapy, and chiropractor services. The measure is sponsored by State Reps. Jeff LaRe (R-Violet Twp.) and Monica Robb Blasdel (R-Columbiana County). 

Klopfenstein, King Condemn China's Attack on Ohioans in New Resolution

COLUMBUS—State Reps. Roy Klopfenstein (R-Haviland) and Angie King (R-Celina) today introduced a resolution that condemns the People’s Republic of China for its role in the global drug trade.