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Abrams' Bill Fighting Domestic Violence Passes in the Ohio House

COLUMBUS – The Ohio House of Representatives today passed House Bill 254, legislation which establishes domestic violence fatality review boards throughout the state, tailored to meet each county and region’s needs. The bi-partisan bill is sponsored by State Representatives Cindy Abrams (R- Harrison) and Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus).

 
 
Ghanbari Announces '#RideAlongAndLearn Challenge' for Law Enforcement and First Responder Engagement

State Rep. Haraz N. Ghanbari (R-Perrysburg) launched a nationwide challenge dubbed “#RideAlongAndLearn,” during a press conference Wednesday at the Statehouse. Ghanbari called on elected officials and key leaders across the country to engage with their local law enforcement and first responders.

 
 
Pavliga's Bill to Protect and Enhance Child-Caring Programs Passes Ohio House

State Rep. Gail Pavliga (R-Portage County) announces that House Bill 226 unanimously passed today within the Ohio House of Representatives. The legislation increases legal protections for Guardian ad Litems (GALs) and Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs). Pavliga is a joint sponsor of the bipartisan bill as she spoke to it on the House floor.

 
 
Hall Defends Constituents with Bill to Stop Railroad Companies from Blocking Crossings

State Rep. Thomas Hall (R-Madison Twp.) testified earlier today on House Bill 361, which is a bipartisan bill that seeks to stop railroad companies from blocking crossings. Hall is a joint sponsor of the legislation alongside State Rep. Jessica Miranda.

 
 
Lanese, John Introduce Bill Protecting Human Trafficking Victims

COLUMBUS – State Representatives Laura Lanese (R-Grove City) and Marilyn John (R-Richland County) today provided sponsor testimony on House Bill 390, legislation that would require governmental evidence-retention entities to secure and test sexual assault examination (SAE) kits in relation to an investigation or prosecution of trafficking in persons.

 
 
House OKs County Jail Program Bill

COLUMBUS – A plan to help counties build and repair local jails was overwhelmingly approved today by the Ohio House of Representatives.

 
 
Pavliga, Edwards Propose Bill Helping Ohio Children

Two legislators are seeking to help children across the state by removing barriers to improve their lives.

 
 
Abrams Receives Outstanding Leadership Award for Domestic Violence Advocacy

COLUMBUS – State Representative Cindy Abrams (R- Harrison) today received the Croucher Family Award for Outstanding Leadership for her advocacy and work with the Ohio Domestic Violence Network (ODVN).

 
 
Loychik's Bill to Protect Children in Military Families Signed into Law

State Rep. Mike Loychik (R-Bazetta) announces his legislation under House Bill 92 requiring public children services agencies to report cases of child abuse or neglect in military families to military authorities has been signed into law by the governor. Loychik is a primary sponsor of the bill alongside State Rep. Cindy Abrams (R-Harrison).

 
 
Manning, Patton Bill Will Help Children

Legislation to help address the foster care crisis in Ohio has been approved by the Ohio House of Representatives, State Representatives Gayle Manning (R-North Ridgeville) and Tom Patton (R-Strongsville) announced today.