Community Action Needed on House Bill 90…Limits DeWine’s Tyranny

Help needed to push House Bill 90!
Help needed to push House Bill 90! Please call and email Speaker Cupp and respectfully ask him to move HB 90! We need this bill to move out of committee and onto the House floor. HB90 has shown to have tremendous support from Ohioans, business owners,

Speaker Robert Cupp (R-Lima)
rep04@ohiohouse.gov
77 South High Street
14th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 466-9624

HB 90 establishes legislative oversight of the Governor’s executive orders, certain public health orders, and emergency rules, including by establishing the Ohio Health Oversight and Advisory Committee.

Permits the General Assembly to rescind orders and emergency declarations issued by the Governor and certain orders issued by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), and to invalidate emergency rules adopted by any state agency. 

Terminates certain executive orders after 30 days unless extended by the General Assembly. 

Establishes the Ohio Health Oversight and Advisory Committee, and grants the Committee the power to rescind certain orders and rules issued by the Governor, ODH, and other agencies. 

Limits the duration of a state of emergency to 30 days unless extended by the General Assembly. 

Limits the duration of emergency rules issued by an agency in response to a public health state of emergency to 30 days unless extended by the General Assembly. 

During a public health state of emergency, requires the Governor and ODH to report to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives any actions taken in response to the emergency. 

Subjects existing orders and emergency declarations issued by the Governor and certain existing orders and rules issued by ODH to review and rescission by the General Assembly and the Committee. 

Terminates existing executive orders issued by the Governor, certain existing orders and rules issued by ODH, and rules adopted, amended, or rescinded by a state agency on an emergency basis, in response to a public health state of emergency 30 days after the bill’s effective date unless extended by the General Assembly.

Recent amendments have generalized the limits to apply to other sections of Ohio Revised Code under which the governor and Department of Health were claiming powers, automatic expiration of any rule or order after 30 days (with legislature authority to extend the order), prohibits any restrictions from extending beyond 30 days, allows lawsuits to stay within county of origin (versus having to be tried in Franklin County), and adds attorney fees for prevailing parties.

Bill text:
https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA134-HB-90For tips on advocacy, please visit:
https://healthfreedomohio.org/Advocacy-Portal

Sample script: “Hello Speaker Cupp, my name is _____________ and I am a concerned citizen in Ohio calling to ask for your support of HB90 and to ensure it moves quickly. The overreaching orders issued over the last several months by the Governor and the Health Director have affected me/my family in the following ways ________. Ohio needs checks and balances by giving the legislature the ability to rescind these orders. We need HB90 passed as soon as possible to help alleviate the many harms done to Ohio’s citizens, businesses, and economy.”

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Categories: Community Activism, State of Ohio, Uncategorized

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