Ohio House, Senate Pass Bill to Limit Governor’s Health Orders

The Ohio House and Senate this week approved a measure to give more legislative oversight to state health orders. Senate Bill 22 has been sent to Gov. Mike DeWine, who has said he will veto it because the bill’s passage would leave Ohioans vulnerable to future threats such as Ebola. “There’s no governor I can think of in Ohio that would not have vetoed the bill,” the governor said.

Senate President Matt Huffman (R-Lima) has said he would schedule a veto override vote on SB 22 at the next session after Gov. DeWine’s veto. House Speaker Bob Cupp (R-Lima) has said he has the votes to override the veto. 3/11/2021