Lobbyist Testimony

Volunteers serving on the League's State Lobby Corps follow legislation pertaining to our state and national public policy positions. Our volunteer lobbyists and specialists work in coalition with other advocacy organizations, meet with legislators, and present testimony before legislative committees.

Additional action on legislative issues can be found in statements and press releases in the Articles section, and under the Action Alert archives.

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Click here to read LWVO Testimony to the Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission (OCMC).

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132nd General Assembly 2017-2018

State Budget

Government and Elections

10/26/17 Congressional Redistricting Working Group Carrie Davis, LWVO Executive Director and Peg Rosenfield, LWVO Elections Specialist
10/11/17 SB 21 - Poll Worker Reduction Carrie Davis, LWVO Executive Director and Peg Rosenfield, LWVO Elections Specialist
6/1/17 HB 49 – State Budget LWVO Executive Director and Peg Rosenfield, LWVO Elections Specialist
3/13/17 SJR 1 and HJR 2 - Constitutional Convention Carrie Davis, LWVO Executive Director
3/8/17 SB 44 - Campaign Electronic Filing Peg Rosenfield, LWVO Elections Specialist and Carrie Davis, LWVO Executive Directo
2/22/17 HB 49 – State Budget Carrie Davis, LWVO Executive Director and Peg Rosenfield, LWVO Elections Specialist

Energy and Natural Resources

  SB 165 - Oil and Gas Brine Sales Alan Rosenfield, LWVO Energy Specialist, and Peggy Berry, LWVO Environmental Specialist
  HB 393 - Oil and Gas Brine Sales Alan Rosenfield, LWVO Energy Specialist, and Peggy Berry, LWVO Environmental Specialist
1/16/18 SB 238 - Windmill Setbacks Alan Rosenfield, LWVO Energy Specialist
10/12/17 Sub SB 155 – Electric Distribution Cost Recovery Alan Rosenfield, LWVO Energy Specialist
9/27/17 SB 188 – Wind Turbine Setback Revisions Alan Rosenfield, LWVO Energy Specialist
6/8/17 SB 155 – Electric Distribution Cost Recovery Alan Rosenfield, LWVO Energy Specialist
6/6/17 SB 239 - Cost Recovery for a National Security Generation Resource Alan Rosenfield, LWVO Energy Specialist
5/9/17 HB 178 – Zero-Emission Nuclear Program Alan Rosenfield, LWVO Energy Specialist
5/5/17 HB 49 – State Budget Alan Rosenfield, LWVO Energy Specialist and Peggy Berry, LWVO Environmental Lobbyist
3/29/17 SB 51 – Lake Erie Improvement District Alan Rosenfield, LWVO Energy Specialist and Kristin Vessey, LWVO Land Use Lobbyist
3/21/17 HB 114 – Renewable Energy Standards  Alan Rosenfield, LWVO Energy Specialist
3/1/17 SB 2 – Environmental Protection Laws Alan Rosenfield, LWVO Energy Specialist

Education

10/10/17 HB 200 - Opportunity Scholarship Voucher Program Joan Platz, LWVO Education Specialist

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131st General Assembly 2015-2016

Education

2/11/16 Elected vs. Appointed School Board Joan Platz, LWVO Education Specialist and Carrie L. Davis, LWVO Executive Director
10/5/15 Conference Committee on HB 2 by Joan Platz, LWVO Education Specialist
3/9/15 HB 2 LWVO education specialist Joan Platz with our coalition partners at the Coalition for Public Education

Energy and Natural Resources

 11/22/16 SB 320 - Renewable Energy  Alan R. Rosenfield, LWVO Energy Specialist 
 11/16/16 HB 554 - Renewable Energy Requirements Alan R. Rosenfield, LWVO Energy Specialist
 11/11/16 Letter to Governor Kasich and Legislative leadership on Clean Energy Policy Alan R. Rosenfield, LWVO Energy Specialist, Mary Kirtz Van Nortwick and Alison Richter, co-presidents
 9/30/15 Statement on Energy Mandates Study Committee Final Report Alan R. Rosenfield, LWVO Energy Specialist
 7/15 Open Letter to Energy Mandates Study Committee LWVO and coalition partners
 6/9/15 HB 176 - Gas - Fuel Conversion Program Alan R. Rosenfield, LWVO Energy Specialist

Election Administration

5/24/16 House Government Accountability and Oversight Committee regarding SB 296 Carrie Davis, LWVO Executive Director
5/11/16 Ohio Voter Rights Coalition on SB 296  Voter Rights Coalition
5/10/16 SB 296 Carrie Davis, LWVO Executive Director
5/4/16 SB 296 - Polls Extended Hours Carrie Davis, LWVO Executive Director
6/10/15 SB 63 - Online Voter Registration Peg Rosenfield, LWVO Elections Specialist Carrie Davis, LWVO Executive Director
6/9/15 HB 64 - State Budget Peg Rosenfield, LWVO Elections Specialist and Carrie Davis, LWVO Executive Director
5/13/15 HB 64 – State Budge Peg Rosenfield, LWVO Elections Specialist and Carrie Davis, LWVO Executive Director
3/26/15 HB 64 - State Budget Carrie Davis, LWVO Executive Director
3/19/15 HB 64 - State Budget Peg Rosenfield, LWVO Elections Specialist and Carrie Davis, LWVO Executive Director

Clean Water

4/28/16 HB 512 - Water System Testing Alan R. Rosenfield, LWVO environmental specialist
2/10/15 SB 1 - Great Lakes - Harmful Algae Alan R. Rosenfield, LWVO environmental specialist
2/25/15 HB 61 - Lake Erie Fertilizer - Dredging Alan R. Rosenfield and Kristin Vessey

Fracking

6/9/15 HB 163 – First Responders Appreciation Day Alan R. Rosenfield, LWVO environmental specialist
5/14/15 HB 64 – Operating Budget  Alan R. Rosenfield, LWVO environmental specialist
3/12/15 HB 64 - Operating Budget  Alan R. Rosenfield, LWVO environmental specialist

Reproductive Health Rights

3/10/15 HB 69 - Heartbeat bill
Anne Smead, LWVO reproductive choice specialist

Tax Shift

3/12/15 HB 64 - State Budget Nancy Brown, LWVO President

Juvenile Justice

3/18/15 HB 64 - State Budget cuts in DYS should be reinvested in local community youth services Jean Byrd, LWVO Juvenile Justice specialist

Gun Control

6/10/15 HB 48 - gun possession expansion Rosie Craig, LWVO gun control specialist