Capital Blog

Bike Helmet Legislation

Sen. Shannon Jones (R-Springboro) announces legislation to require youngsters up to age 15 to wear a helmet while riding a bicycle. Press conference at the Ohio Statehouse included comments from Dr. Sarah Denny of Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Dublin Police Corp. Renae Rice and Melissa Wervey Arnold from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Voter Photo ID

Advocates for requiring a photo ID to vote speak during a press event outside the Ohio Statehouse. Includes comments from Chris Long, president of the Ohio Christian Alliance; Rep. Andy Brenner (R-Delaware), the primary sponsor of the bill; and other Republican lawmakers who are supporting the effort. Peg Rosenfield, an elections specialist with the League…

Erin’s Law

State Reps. Christina Hagan (R-Alliance) and Dan Ramos (D-Lorain) and Erin Merryn, an author and activist, speak in support of legislation that would allow local school districts to select age-appropriate instruction in child sexual abuse prevention in the health curriculum for students in kindergarten through sixth grade.