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Published: Sunday, 2/23/2014

How they voted: 2-23

A look at recent Ohio legislative and congressional actions and how area lawmakers voted.

OHIO HOUSE

H.B. 416: Forgives up to four additional school “calamity days” but only two for teachers

Sponsors: Rep. Tony Burkley (R., Payne), Rep. Brian Hill (R., Zanesville)

Vote: Passed on Wednesday, 82-16, with one representative not voting.

Area representatives: Rep. Teresa Fedor (D., Toledo), yes; Rep. Mike Sheehy (D., Oregon), yes; Rep. Michael Ashford (D., Toledo), yes; Rep. Barbara Sears (R., Monclova Township), yes; Rep. Tim Brown (R., Bowling Green), yes; Chris Redfern (D., Catawba Island), yes; Rep. Rex Damschroder (R., Fremont), yes; Rep. Lynn Watchman (R., Napoleon), no; Robert Sprague (R., Findlay), no; Tony Burkley (R., Payne), yes; Jeff McClain (R., Upper Sandusky), no

S.B. 238: Cuts days for absentee voting from 35 days before the election to 29 days.

Sponsor: Sen. Frank LaRose (R., Fairlawn)

Vote: Passed on Wednesday 59-37, with three representatives not voting.

Area representatives: Ms. Fedor, no; Mr. Sheehy, no; Mr. Ashford, no; Ms. Sears, yes; Mr. Brown, yes; Mr. Redfern, no; Mr. Damschroder, yes; Mr. Watchman, yes; Mr. Sprague, yes; Mr. Burkley, yes; Mr. McClain, yes

S.B. 205: Increases required ID information on absentee ballots and application envelopes

Sponsors: Sen. Bill Coley (R., West Chester)

Vote: Passed on Wednesday 60-38, with one representative not voting.

Area representatives: Ms. Fedor, no; Mr. Sheehy, no; Mr. Ashford, no; Ms. Sears, yes; Mr. Brown, yes; Mr. Redfern, no; Mr. Damschroder, yes; Mr. Watchman, yes; Mr. Sprague (R., Findlay), yes; Mr. Burkley, yes; Mr. McClain, yes

OHIO SENATE

S.B. 238: Narrows early voting window

Sponsor: Sen. Frank LaRose (R., Fairlawn)

Vote: Passed on Wednesday, 22-10

Area senators: Sen. Edna Brown (D., Toledo), no; Sen. Randy Gardner (R., Bowling Green), yes; Sen. Cliff Hite (R., Findlay), yes; Sen. David Burke (R., Marysville), yes

OHIO SENATE

S.B. 205: New restrictions on absentee ballots

Sponsors: Sen. Bill Coley (R., West Chester)

Vote: Passed on Wednesday, 22-10

Area senators: Ms. Brown, no; Mr. Gardner, yes; Mr. Hite, yes; Mr. Burke, yes



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