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Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and state voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

Vote Smart provides a summary of the version of the bill text associated with each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the content of the final version of the bill. Summaries are written by Vote Smart's staff and interns, who adhere to the project's strict policies and procedures in order to guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. Each key vote selection is reviewed by the project's community of advisors, who are political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.


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Date State Bill No. Title Outcome
Nov. 19, 2020 OH SB 311 Prohibits the Department of Health from Issuing Certain Mandatory Quarantine Orders Bill Passed - House (58 - 32)
Nov. 19, 2020 OH HB 310 Increases Penalties for Bullying and Hazing Bill Passed - House (74 - 14)
Nov. 18, 2020 OH HB 621 Authorizes Businesses that Meet State Safety Standards to Remain Open Bill Passed - House (77 - 10)
Nov. 18, 2020 OH HB 208 Amends Previous Law to Make Assaulting a Sports Referee a Felony Bill Passed - House (74 - 13)
Nov. 18, 2020 OH HB 199 Requires Commercial Roofer Contractors Have a License Bill Passed - House (64 - 23)
Nov. 18, 2020 OH SB 375 Rescinds the Ohio Department of Health Order Limiting Operations of County Fairs Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 8)
Nov. 18, 2020 OH SB 317 Authorizes Teachers to Carry Firearms on School Grounds if Approved by the School Board Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 11)
Sept. 23, 2020 OH HB 669 Extends the To-Go Alcohol Sales Provision Permanently Concurrence Vote Passed - House (86 - 4)
Sept. 23, 2020 OH HB 669 Extends the To-Go Alcohol Sales Provision Permanently Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 2)
Sept. 23, 2020 OH SB 311 Prohibits the Department of Health from Issuing Certain Mandatory Quarantine Orders Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 13)
Sept. 23, 2020 OH SB 360 Prohibits Public Officials from Issuing an Order that Prohibits Statewide Firearm Sales Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 5)
Sept. 1, 2020 OH HB 272 Prohibits State Officials From Changing the Time and Place of an Election Concurrence Vote Passed - House (59 - 35)
June 30, 2020 OH SB 55 Reduces Penalty for Violating a Public Health Order Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (18 - 10)
June 30, 2020 OH HB 606 Establishes a COVID-19 Business Liability Shield Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 6)
June 30, 2020 OH SB 3 Amends Drug Penalties Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 4)
June 11, 2020 OH HB 164 Authorizes Religious Expression in Public Schools Concurrence Vote Passed - House (90 - 3)
June 11, 2020 OH HB 13 Establishes Fund to Create Broadband Infrastructure in Rural Areas of Ohio Bill Passed - House (82 - 8)
June 11, 2020 OH HB 674 Amends Liquor Laws Bill Passed - House (76 - 16)
June 10, 2020 OH HB 164 Authorizes Religious Expression in Public Schools Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 0)
June 10, 2020 OH HB 61 Authorizes Oral, Written, Electronic, or Telephonic Consent for Contact Tracing of Infectious Diseases Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 11)
June 10, 2020 OH HB 679 Expands Telehealth Services to Various Medical fields Bill Passed - House (91 - 3)
June 4, 2020 OH HB 680 Establishes Absentee Voting Requirements Bill Passed - House (61 - 35)
June 3, 2020 OH SB 308 Establishes Legal Protection to Small Businesses and Healthcare Providers during COVID-19 Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 9)
May 28, 2020 OH HB 606 Establishes a COVID-19 Business Liability Shield Bill Passed - House (83 - 9)
May 28, 2020 OH HB 194 Authorizes Sports Gambling in the State Bill Passed - House (83 - 10)
May 27, 2020 OH HB 272 Prohibits State Officials From Changing the Time and Place of an Election Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 8)
May 27, 2020 OH HB 242 Prohibits Local Government from Enacting Fees on Plastic Bags in Stores Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 9)
May 20, 2020 OH HB 3 Amends Law Enforcement Response to Domestic Violence Bill Passed - House (94 - 0)
May 13, 2020 OH HB 368 Establishes Criminal Penalties for Cyber Crimes Bill Passed - House (93 - 1)
May 6, 2020 OH SB 1 Requires Issues Ordered After April 29 by the State Department of Health Last No Longer Than 14 Days Bill Passed - House (58 - 37)
May 6, 2020 OH SB 55 Reduces Penalty for Violating a Public Health Order Bill Passed - House (72 - 23)
March 25, 2020 OH HB 197 Establishes Relief Provisions in Response to the COVID-19 Emergency Concurrence Vote Passed - House (92 - 0)
March 25, 2020 OH HB 197 Establishes Relief Provisions in Response to the COVID-19 Emergency Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 0)
March 4, 2020 OH SB 260 Prohibits the Use of Telemedicine for Medication Abortions Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 9)
Feb. 12, 2020 OH HB 308 Establishes Workers' Compensation for First Responders with PTSD Bill Passed - House (74 - 22)
Jan. 28, 2020 OH SB 40 Prohibits State Universities from Enacting Limitations on Campus Free Speech Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 0)
Date No. Title Outcome
11/19 SB 311 Prohibits the Department of Health from Issuing Certain Mandatory Quarantine Orders Bill Passed - House (58 - 32)
11/19 HB 310 Increases Penalties for Bullying and Hazing Bill Passed - House (74 - 14)
11/18 HB 621 Authorizes Businesses that Meet State Safety Standards to Remain Open Bill Passed - House (77 - 10)
11/18 HB 208 Amends Previous Law to Make Assaulting a Sports Referee a Felony Bill Passed - House (74 - 13)
11/18 HB 199 Requires Commercial Roofer Contractors Have a License Bill Passed - House (64 - 23)
11/18 SB 375 Rescinds the Ohio Department of Health Order Limiting Operations of County Fairs Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 8)
11/18 SB 317 Authorizes Teachers to Carry Firearms on School Grounds if Approved by the School Board Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 11)
9/23 HB 669 Extends the To-Go Alcohol Sales Provision Permanently Concurrence Vote Passed - House (86 - 4)
9/23 HB 669 Extends the To-Go Alcohol Sales Provision Permanently Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 2)
9/23 SB 311 Prohibits the Department of Health from Issuing Certain Mandatory Quarantine Orders Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 13)
9/23 SB 360 Prohibits Public Officials from Issuing an Order that Prohibits Statewide Firearm Sales Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 5)
9/01 HB 272 Prohibits State Officials From Changing the Time and Place of an Election Concurrence Vote Passed - House (59 - 35)
6/30 SB 55 Reduces Penalty for Violating a Public Health Order Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (18 - 10)
6/30 HB 606 Establishes a COVID-19 Business Liability Shield Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 6)
6/30 SB 3 Amends Drug Penalties Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 4)
6/11 HB 164 Authorizes Religious Expression in Public Schools Concurrence Vote Passed - House (90 - 3)
6/11 HB 13 Establishes Fund to Create Broadband Infrastructure in Rural Areas of Ohio Bill Passed - House (82 - 8)
6/11 HB 674 Amends Liquor Laws Bill Passed - House (76 - 16)
6/10 HB 164 Authorizes Religious Expression in Public Schools Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 0)
6/10 HB 61 Authorizes Oral, Written, Electronic, or Telephonic Consent for Contact Tracing of Infectious Diseases Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 11)
6/10 HB 679 Expands Telehealth Services to Various Medical fields Bill Passed - House (91 - 3)
6/04 HB 680 Establishes Absentee Voting Requirements Bill Passed - House (61 - 35)
6/03 SB 308 Establishes Legal Protection to Small Businesses and Healthcare Providers during COVID-19 Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 9)
5/28 HB 606 Establishes a COVID-19 Business Liability Shield Bill Passed - House (83 - 9)
5/28 HB 194 Authorizes Sports Gambling in the State Bill Passed - House (83 - 10)
5/27 HB 272 Prohibits State Officials From Changing the Time and Place of an Election Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 8)
5/27 HB 242 Prohibits Local Government from Enacting Fees on Plastic Bags in Stores Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 9)
5/20 HB 3 Amends Law Enforcement Response to Domestic Violence Bill Passed - House (94 - 0)
5/13 HB 368 Establishes Criminal Penalties for Cyber Crimes Bill Passed - House (93 - 1)
5/06 SB 1 Requires Issues Ordered After April 29 by the State Department of Health Last No Longer Than 14 Days Bill Passed - House (58 - 37)
5/06 SB 55 Reduces Penalty for Violating a Public Health Order Bill Passed - House (72 - 23)
3/25 HB 197 Establishes Relief Provisions in Response to the COVID-19 Emergency Concurrence Vote Passed - House (92 - 0)
3/25 HB 197 Establishes Relief Provisions in Response to the COVID-19 Emergency Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 0)
3/04 SB 260 Prohibits the Use of Telemedicine for Medication Abortions Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 9)
2/12 HB 308 Establishes Workers' Compensation for First Responders with PTSD Bill Passed - House (74 - 22)
1/28 SB 40 Prohibits State Universities from Enacting Limitations on Campus Free Speech Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 0)

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