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How They Voted: 1/21

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


Sen. Con. Res. 20: Summons Ohio Supreme Court Justice William O’Neill to appear to show cause why he should not be removed from the bench while in partisan campaign for governor (needs similar House action).

Sponsors: Sponsors: Sens. Larry Obhof (R., Medina), Bob Peterson (R., Sabina).

Vote: Passed on Wednesday, 25-8.

Northwest Ohio senators: Edna Brown (D., Toledo), no; Randy Gardner (R., Bowling Green), yes; Robert McColley (R., Napoleon), yes; David Burke (R., Marysville), yes; Matt Huffman (R., Lima), yes.

S.B. 28: Requires disposal of fetal remains from a surgical abortion to be through cremation or interment (goes to House).

Sponsor: Sen. Joe Uecker (R., Loveland).

Vote: Passed on Wednesday, 25-8.

Northwest Ohio senators: Ms. Brown, no; Mr. Gardner, yes; Mr. McColley, yes; Mr. Burke, yes; Mr. Huffman, yes.

S.B. 81: Waives concealed-carry permit fee and accepts military experience as proof of firearm training for active military and honorably discharged veterans (goes to House).

Sponsor: Sen. Louis Terhar (R., Cincinnati).

Vote: Passed on Wednesday, 31-2.

Northwest Ohio senators: Ms. Brown, yes; Mr. Gardner, yes; Mr. McColley, yes; Mr. Burke, yes; Mr. Huffman, yes.


H.B. 225: Provides for the reporting, inspection, and plugging of abandoned wells (goes to Senate).

Sponsor: Rep. Andy Thompson (R., Marietta).

Vote: Passed on Wednesday, 96-0.

Northwest Ohio representatives: Teresa Fedor (D., Toledo), yes; Mike Sheehy (D., Oregon), yes; Michael Ashford (D., Toledo), did not vote; Derek Merrin (R., Monclova Township), yes; Theresa Gavarone (R., Bowling Green), yes; Steve Arndt (R., Port Clinton), yes; Bill Reineke (R., Tiffin), yes; Robert Sprague (R., Findlay), yes; Craig Riedel (R., Defiance), yes; Robert Cupp (R., Lima), yes.

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