The following is a list of bills that the OCALI Office of Policy is tracking in the 133rd Ohio General Assembly. These have the potential to touch the lives of Ohioans with disabilities and their families, which is why our team is closely monitoring them. If you have any questions or concerns about a particular bill, please be sure to contact either Melissa Bacon, Director of Government Affairs and Stakeholder Engagement or Teresa Kobelt, Director, Strategy, Innovation, and Forecasting in the Office of Policy.
Sponsor: Representative Antani
Intent: To require the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission and the Department of Education to conduct a study regarding certain school building amenities.
Status: Introduced on February 12, 2019, pending before the House Primary and Secondary Education Committee.
Sponsor: Representative Carfagna
Intent: To enact section 5104.043 of the Revised Code regarding parental notice of serious risks to the health or safety of children receiving child care.
Status: Introduced on February 12, 2019, pending before the House Health Committee.
Sponsor: Senator Kunze
Intent: To amend section 5747.01 of the Revised Code to authorize a state income tax deduction for teachers' out-of-pocket expenses for professional development and classroom supplies.
Status: Introduced on February 12, 2019, pending before the Senate Ways and Means Committee.
Sponsor: Representative Kelly
Intent: To amend sections 4111.02, 4111.09, and 4111.14 and to repeal section 4111.07 of the Revised Code to increase the state minimum wage and to allow municipalities, townships, and counties to establish higher minimum wage requirements.
Status: Introduced on February 12, 2019, pending before the House Commerce and Labor Committee.
Intent: To amend sections 109.572, 2151.421, and 5103.02 and to enact sections 2151.90, 2151.901, 2151.902, 2151.903, 2151.904, 2151.906, 2151.907, 2151.908, 2151.909, and 2151.9010 of the Revised Code and to amend section 109.572 of the Revised Code, effective September 20, 2019, to regulate temporary child hosting with host families.
Status: Introduced on February 12, 2019, assigned to the Senate Health, Human Services and Medicaid Committee, passed out of the committee and Senate floor February 26, 2019
Sponsor: Senator Maharath
Intent: To enact sections 103.85, 103.86, 103.87, and 103.88 of the Revised Code to create a long-term care inspection committee.
Status: Introduced on February 20, 2019, pending before the Senate Health, Human Services and Medicaid Committee.
Sponsor: Representative Lipps
Intent: To amend section 5162.06 and to enact sections 5164.061 and 5167.15 of the Revised Code regarding Medicaid coverage of chiropractic services.
Status: Introduced on February 26, 2019, pending before the House Health Committee.
As a recognized leader in innovation, and evidence based practices, OCALI is often called upon to provide testimony in the Ohio House of Representatives and Ohio Senate that links research to real-life regarding legislative initiatives that impact individuals with disabilities.
During the 132rd General Assembly, OCALI’s Executive Director, Shawn Henry, testified on the following bills:
Executive Director Shawn Henry's testimony before the Community and Family Advancement Committee
Executive Director Shawn Henry's testimony before the Senate Education Committee