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Published: Sunday, 6/8/2014 - Updated: 6 months ago

How they voted: 6-8

A look at recent action in the Ohio General Assembly and how area lawmakers voted.

OHIO HOUSE

H.B. 483: midbudget changes.

Vote: Passed on Wednesday, 61-33.

Sponsor: Rep. Ron Amstutz (R., Wooster).

Area representatives: Teresa Fedor (D., Toledo), no; Mike Sheehy (D., Oregon), no; Michael Ashford (D., Toledo), not voting; Barbara Sears (R., Monclova Township), yes; Tim Brown (R., Bowling Green), yes; Redfern (D., Catawba Island), no; Rex Damschroder (R., Fremont), yes; Lynn Wachtmann (R., Napoleon), yes; Robert Sprague (R., Findlay), yes; Tony Burkley (R., Payne), yes; Jeff McClain (R., Upper Sandusky), yes.

H.B. 487: to change graduation test requirements and make other education-related budgetary changes.

Sponsor: Rep. Andrew Brenner (R., Powell).

Vote: Passed on Wednesday, 64-3.

Area representatives: Ms. Fedor, no; Mr. Sheehy, no; Mr. Ashford, not voting; Ms. Sears, yes; Mr. Brown, yes; Mr. Redfern, no; Mr. Damschroder, yes; Mr. Wachtmann, yes; Mr. Sprague, yes; Mr. Burkley, yes; Mr. McClain, yes.

H.B. 130: to increasing penalties and other changes in law related to human trafficking of minors in the sex trade.

Sponsor: Rep. Teresa Fedor (D., Toledo).

Vote: Passed on Wednesday, 96-0.

Area representatives: Ms. Fedor, yes; Mr. Sheehy, yes; Mr. Ashford, not voting; Ms. Sears, yes; Mr. Brown, yes; Mr. Redfern, yes; Mr. Damschroder, yes; Mr. Wachtmann, yes; Mr. Sprague, yes; Mr. Burkley, yes; Mr. McClain, yes.

H.B. 131: to prohibit use of commercial tanning facilities by minors without parental consent.

Sponsors: Rep. Terry Johnson (R., McDermott), Rep. Michael Stinzano (D., Columbus).

Vote: Passed on Wednesday, 92-4.

Area representatives: Ms. Fedor, yes; Mr. Sheehy, yes; Mr. Ashford, not voting; Ms. Sears, no; Mr. Brown, yes; Mr. Redfern, yes; Mr. Damschroder, yes; Mr. Wachtmann, yes; Mr. Sprague, yes; Mr. Burkley, yes; Mr. McClain, yes.

S.B. 310: to freeze for two years renewable and energy efficiency mandates for utilities.

Sponsor: Sen. Troy Balderson (R., Zanesville).

Vote: Passed on May 28, 55-42.

Area representatives: Ms. Fedor, no; Mr. Sheehy, no; Mr. Ashford, not voting; Ms. Sears, yes; Mr. Brown, no; Mr. Redfern, no; Mr. Damschroder, yes; Mr. Wachtmann, yes; Mr. Sprague, yes; Mr. Burkley, no; Mr. McClain, no.

OHIO SENATE

H.B. 130: to create increased penalties and other changes in law related to human trafficking of minors in the sex trade.

Vote: Passed on Tuesday, 33-0.

Area senators: Edna Brown (D., Toledo), yes; Randy Gardner (R., Bowling Green), yes; Cliff Hite (R., Findlay), yes; David Burke (R., Marysville), yes.

H.B. 483: midbudget changes.

Vote: Passed on Wednesday, 24-7.

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

H.B. 487: to change graduation test requirements and make other education-related budgetary changes.

Vote: passed on Wednesday, 23-9.

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

S.B. 310: to approve House amendments to a bill freezing for two years renewable and energy efficiency mandates for utilities.

Vote: Passed on May 29, 21-12.

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

SOURCE: Blade Columbus Bureau.



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