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LEGISLATIVE WATCH

FEDERAL LEGISLATION

DATELEGISLATIONPOSITIONRESULT

SEP 21

2022

Social Security Fairness Act
This bill repeals provisions that reduce Social Security benefits for individuals who receive other benefits, such as a pension from state or local government. S 1302 / H.R. 82.

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STATE LEGISLATION

DATELEGISLATIONPOSITIONRESULT

NOV. 22 2022

Reform function, responsibilities of state education offices (SB 178)
Removes nearly all power from the State Board of Education.
OPPOSE2nd Hearing in the Senate Primary & Secondary Education Committee on 11/29/22

NOV. 22 2022

Require citizen-led initiatives to acheive a 60% threshold to become law (HJR 6)
Increases the threshold for passage from 50% + 1 vote for passage to 60%. Legislature-led initiatives would still require a 50% +1 vote for passage.
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NOV. 17 2022

Enacts changes to Ohio election laws (HB 294)
Restricts access to mail ballot applications — Prohibits government officials from sending absentee ballot applications to any voters

  • Restricts paying postage — Prohibits government officials from paying return postage for absentee apps and ballots. Even for military voters. Cuts time for requesting and returning mail-in ballots.
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  • Cuts early voting. Removes final day of early voting. 
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  • Requires Drivers License and state IDs to denote when one is a noncitizen.
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  • Drop box restrictions and extra requirements on boards — Drop boxes can only be used after registration closes thru Election Day 
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  • Changes ID requirements on absentee form making it 3-tiered and more confusing.
OPPOSE4th Hearing Scheduled for 12/1/22

NOV. 15 2022

Require occupational license if experienced in another state
Requires a licensing authority to issue a license or government certification under certain circumstances to an applicant who holds an out-of-state occupational license. The bill is in the Senate Workforce and Higher Education Committee
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LOCAL LEGISLATION

DATELEGISLATIONPOSITIONRESULT

SEP. 12 2022

Wage theft and payroll fraud prevention
Legislation was introduced to supplement the Codified Ordinances of Cleveland, by enacting new Sections 190.01 - 190.06 related to Wage Theft and Payroll Fraud Prevention that requires any person or entity that bids on a city construction or service contract, or applies for financial assistance to disclose any legal determination that they committed wage theft, or payroll fraud in the previous 2 years to the Fair Employment Wage Board (FEWB) and the contracting department. Any person who withholds the information required under the ordinance is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree. This legislation will first go to the directors of Finance and Law before it comes back to council to the committee on Finance Diversity Equity and Inclusion. Ord. No. 892-2022
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