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Ohio's 132nd General Assembly Winding Down

Possible vetoes will determine the fate of several life-related legislation

The Ohio Legislature is expected to return on December 19 and December 27 to wrap up the 132nd General Assembly.  Legislation not passed by January 1, 2019, must be reintroduced in the next Assembly. Much will depend upon whether the House and Senate will attempt to override any Governor vetoes (including vetoes made in the 2017 budget bill).  The Governor has indicated that he may veto the Heartbeat bill (HB 258), the gun bill (HB 228) and the pay raise bill (SB 296).  The Senate needs 20 votes to override; the House needs 60. 

 

Ohio Senate Amends and Passes Gun Bill that Keeps Ohio's Current "Duty to Retreat"

Catholic Conference of Ohio Supported and Advocated for this Change

Amended Substitute HB 228 passed the Ohio Senate by a vote of 19-10.  The House concurred by a vote of 59-21. The Catholic Conference of Ohio opposed the provision within HB 228 that would have substantially expanded the locations at which a person has no duty to retreat when under a perceived threat of violence. This provision was removed from the bill prior to passage.  The governor has indicated that he will veto this bill due to other provisions in this legislation. The Senate needs 20 votes to over-ride a veto; the House needs 60.

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