OMA Government Affairs Committee Reviews Recent Statehouse Activity

This week, the OMA Government Affairs Committee met virtually for its second meeting of 2020. Members were briefed on the OMA’s legislative activity since the start of the COVID-19 emergency. A key focus of the meeting was civil liability immunity legislation (House Bill 606 and Senate Bill 308) for businesses, which is currently moving through the Ohio Legislature. Members raised numerous concerns about a provision in the House-approved bill that classifies COVID-19 as an occupational disease. (See story above.)

OMA members also heard updates on matters affecting Ohio’s ballot initiatives, unemployment compensation, workforce development, and energy laws, as well as a report from OMA General Counsel Chris Slagle of Bricker & Eckler. The committee will meet again Aug. 26. (Note: This is a change from the originally published date.) 6/3/2020