Ohio House Cancels Vote on Bill to Limit Employers’ COVID-19 Options

After fast-tracking a bill that would restrict employer options during COVID-19, Ohio House leaders pulled House Bill 435 this week without a floor vote. Speaker Bob Cupp (R-Lima) said Republicans, who have a supermajority, need more time to examine “additional issues.”

Before this week’s scheduled floor vote, the OMA announced its opposition to HB 435 — and was later joined by other business organizations. If enacted, the bill would:

At this time, it’s unclear what changes could be made to HB 435 or whether the bill will receive a vote by the full House. 9/30/2021