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Legislation

HB 298
To prioritize the distribution of funds for family planning services.






OPPOSE
Text of Legislation

Sponsor

Rep. Kristina Roegner (R-Hudson)
Rep. Cliff Rosenberger (R-Clarksville)

Co-Sponsors

Rep. John Adams (R-Sidney)
Rep. Andrew Brenner (R-Powell)
Rep. Peter Beck (R-Mason)
Rep. Terry Boose (R-Norwalk)
Rep. Jeffrey McClain (R-Upper Sandusky)
Rep. Cheryl Grossman (R-Grove City)
Rep. Andy Thompson (R-Marietta)
Rep. Jarrod Martin (R-Beavercreek)
Rep. Matt Huffman (R-Lima)
Rep. Mike Dovilla (R-Berea)
Rep. Timothy Derickson (R-Oxford)
Rep. David Hall (R-Killbuck)
Rep. Lynn Slaby (R-Akron)
Rep. Bruce Goodwin (R-Defiance)
Rep. Ron Maag (R-Lebanon)
Rep. Randy Gardner (R-Bowling Green)
Rep. Danny Bubp (R-West Union)
Rep. Bill Hayes (R-Pataskala)
Rep. Louis Blessing (R-Cincinnati)
Rep. Ron Young (R-Mentor)
Rep. James Butler (R-Oakwood)
Rep. Lynn Wachtmann (R-Napoleon)
Rep. Terry Blair (R-Kettering)
Rep. Jim Buchy (R-Greenville)
Rep. Craig Newbold (R-Columbiana)
Rep. David Burke (R-Marysville)
Rep. Margaret Conditt (R-Middletown)
Legislative Activity

7/13/11 - Introduced

9/13/11 - Referred to the House Committee on Health and Aging

12/14/11 - First Hearing
Sponsor Testimony
Rep. Kristina Roegner

2/28/12 - Second Hearing
Proponent Testimony
Stephanie Krider - Ohio Right to Life
John Coats - Ohio Right to Life
Ruth Yorston - Greater Columbus Right to Life
Crystal Gurry - Concerned Women for America
Charles Donovan - Susan B. Anthony List
Carolyn Jurkowitz - Catholic Conference of Ohio

(On 4/17/12, HB 487 was amended to include similar language. That amendment was removed on 4/24/12.)

5/16/12 - Third Hearing
Proponent Testimony
Stephanie Krider – Ohio Right to Life
Nicole Floekter
Leslie Bowling
Katherine Reis
Allison French
Sarah Cleveland
Written testimony was submitted by the following proponent:
Randy Runyon – Ohio Association of Community Health Centers
Opponent Testimony
Beth Lonn
Written testimony was submitted by the following opponents:
Dr. Grant Morrow III – Pediatrician
Celeste Ribbins – Planned Parenthood of Northeast Ohio
Mary Wynne-Peaspanen – Family Planning Association of Northeast Ohio
Danielle Smith – National Association of Social Workers, Ohio Chapter
Julia D’Agostino – Sexual Assault Response Network of Central Ohio
Nancy Neylon – Ohio Domestic Violence Network
Karen Rainey – AAUW/Ohio
Angie Shyrigh – Women Have Options
Sarah Hopp – Planned Parenthood patient
Dr. C. William Keck – former Director of the Akron Health Department
Gene Nixon – Summit County Health Commissioner
Dr. Lauri Nandyal – Family practitioner
Iris Velasco – HIV/AIDS Specialist, Columbus Urban League

11/14/12 - Fourth Hearing
Proponent Testimony
John Coats – Ohio Right to Life
John Munnis – Democrats for Life of Ohio
Denise Leipold – Right to Life of Northeast Ohio
Written testimony was submitted by the following proponent:
Beth Bickford – Association of Ohio Health Commissioners
Opponent Testimony
Stephanie Kight – Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio
Marian Harris – National Council of Jewish Women
Rabbi Jon Adland – Temple Israel
Mary Wynne-Peaspanen – Family Planning Association of Northeast Ohio, Inc.
Dr. Grant Morrow – Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Dr. Kimberly Shepherd – Kingsdale Gynecologic Associates
Lauren Nutter – National Association of Social Workers
Rev. Allan Debelak – Redeemer Lutheran Church
Rev. Colleen Ogle – We Believe Ohio
Emily Shaw
Julia D’Agostino – SARNCO
Kellie Copeland – NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio
Written testimony was submitted by the following opponents:
Crystal Ward Allen – Public Children Services Association of Ohio
Susan Misner, RN
Connie Allgire – Ohio Business and Professional Women
Amendments - A substitute bill was accepted.
Vote to pass favorably out of committee - 13-9
House Journal reporting substitute bill and final vote - see pages 2682-2683
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