Friday, January 27

At 2:30am, the Ohio House *REJECTS* HB 151, which would have banned trans athletes

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At 10:30pm on Wednesday night, the Ohio Senate sent the Ohio House an amended HB 151 for approval. If passed, HB 151 would ban transgender girls from playing on female sports teams.

Republicans also added more than 2,000 pages to the bill, comprised largely of SB 178, a bill to “reform function, responsibilities of state education offices.” This controversial bill largely strips the Ohio Board of Education of much of its power. Republicans also added an amendment that prohibited schools from discriminating against a student who has not had a COVID vaccine.

At around 2:30am, the Ohio House did not have enough votes to approve the amended HB 151. 

Procedurally, the bill would now be sent to a committee to work on changes before it is again presented to the full House. But lawmakers have already said that this would be their last working week of the year so it appears the bill is dead for this legislative session. 🔥

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