A look at recent Ohio General Assembly actions and how lawmakers representing northwest Ohio voted.
H.B. 382: to establish new regulations governing nonconsensual auto towing.
Sponsors: Rep. Mike Duffey (R., Worthington), Rep. Heather Bischoff (D., Blacklick).
Vote: Passed on Wednesday, 93-0.
Area lawmakers: 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; Rep. Chris Redfern (D., Catawba Island), yes; Rep. Rex Damschroder (R., Fremont), yes; Rep. Lynn Wachtmann (R., Napoleon), yes; Rep. Robert Sprague (R., Findlay), yes; Rep. Tony Burkley (R., Payne), yes; Rep. Jeff McClain (R., Upper Sandusky), not voting.
H.B. 334: to permit a school board to create a policy to expel a student considered to pose "imminent and severe endangerment to the health and safety" of others for up to 180 days.
Sponsors: Rep. Bill Hayes (R., Granville), Rep. Jay Hottinger (R., Newark) .
Vote: Passed on Wednesday, 70-27.
Area lawmakers: Ms. Fedor, no; Mr. Sheehy, no; Mr. Ashford, no; Ms. Sears, yes; Mr. Brown, yes; Mr. Redfern, yes; Mr. Damschroder, yes; Mr. Wachtmann, yes; Mr. Sprague, yes; Mr. Burkley, yes; Mr. McClain, not voting.
S.B. 155: to allow multi-county ditch commission meetings to be held using teleconferencing.
Sponsor: Sen. David Burke (R., Marysville).
Vote: Passed on Wednesday, 96-1.
Area lawmakers: Ms. Fedor, yes; Mr. Sheehy, yes; Mr. Ashford, yes; Ms. Sears, yes; Mr. Brown, yes; Mr. Redfern, yes; Mr. Damschroder, yes; Mr. Wachtmann (R., Napoleon), yes; Mr. Sprague, yes; Mr. Burkley, yes; Mr. McClain, not voting.
— Blade Columbus Bureau
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