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Senate bill 145 would criminalize dilation and evacuation or "dismemberment" abortion procedures. It also places new restrictions on the use of RU-486. As expected, both pro-life and reproductive rights groups are commenting on the legislation.
This bill would prohibit employers from taking adverse action against employees who refuse to take the flu vaccine. This has been a contentious issue for some time, with some objecting on the basis of religious beliefs, and some vegans opting out due to animal products in the vaccine. A similar bill failed last year.
There's been a flurry of firearms bills this year, and this week was no exception, with two bills introduced.
House bill 201 would allow a concealed handgun licensee to carry concealed all firearms other than dangerous ordnance or firearms prohibited by state or federal law; repeal the requirement that a licensee stopped for a law enforcement purpose promptly inform an approaching officer if the licensee is carrying a firearm and provide for expungement of convictions based on a violation of the requirement; provide that a person age 21 or older and not prohibited by federal law from possessing or receiving a firearm does not need a concealed handgun license in order to carry a concealed firearm and is subject to the same laws regarding concealed firearm carrying as a licensee.
This bill would allow a concealed handgun licensee to carry concealed all firearms other than dangerous ordnance or firearms that state or federal law prohibits the person from possessing and provide that a person 21 years of age or older and not prohibited by federal law from possessing or receiving a firearm does not need a concealed handgun license in order to carry or have a concealed firearm and is subject to the same laws regarding concealed firearm carrying as a concealed handgun licensee.
House bill 198 would prohibit a lottery sales agent from accepting a credit card for the purchase of a lottery ticket except at a video lottery terminal.
This bill would create the Ohio Residential Mortgage Lending Act for the purpose of regulating all non-depository lending secured by residential real estate and to limit the application of the current Mortgage Loan Law to unsecured loans and loans secured by other than residential real estate.