Representative Beth Liston - House District 21

09.19.19 - Rep. Beth Liston Issues PSA On Suicide Awareness Week


State Rep. Beth Liston (D-Dublin) todayissued a Public Service Announcement discussing September’s National Suicide Prevention week:

“Between 2003 and 2017, suicides by gun in Ohio increased by 60 percent,” said Rep. Liston. “During National Suicide Prevention week, it’s important that we take action. That’s why I’ve introduced a bill to make sure everyone knows the risks and has the right resources available to help when they purchase a gun.”

 *Editor’s note: The PSA can be viewed and downloaded here:


09.12.19 - Rep. Liston Hosts Insulin Affordability Listening Session


State Rep. Beth Liston (D-Dublin) hosted an insulin affordability listening session Wednesday to gather information and hear stories from those who have been impacted by the skyrocketing prices of insulin.


09.05.19 - Rep. Liston Announces Listening Session On Insulin Affordability


State Rep. Beth Liston (D-Dublin) today announced an insulin affordability listening session on Wednesday, September 11 at 5:00 pm at the Northwest Library in Worthington to hear from those who have been impacted by the skyrocketing prices of insulin.


09.04.19 - Rep. Liston Speaks At Press Conference On Healthcare Affordability


State Rep. Dr. Beth Liston (D-Dublin) joined Universal Health Care Action Network (UHCAN) and advocates at a Statehouse press conference Wednesday to support the fight for affordable healthcare in Ohio.


08.30.19 - Rep. Beth Liston Holds Ohio Promise Town Hall


State Rep. Beth Liston (D-Dublin) held a community town hall Thursday as part of the Ohio Promise Town Hall Tour, a statewide legislative town hall series hosted by House Democratic members. The purpose of the tour is to hear from constituents in their districts about their most pressing concerns, answer questions, and discuss the state budget, bipartisan priorities and a number of recent Democratic-led, legislative wins for working people and families.


08.26.19 - Rep. Liston Announces Ohio Promise Town Hall


State Rep. Beth Liston (D-Dublin) today announced a town hall meeting on Thursday, August 29 at 6:00pm at the Dublin Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library to discuss the state budget, bipartisan priorities and a number of recent Democratic-led wins for working people and families in northwest Franklin County.


08.09.19 - Rep. Liston Introduces Bill To Help Prevent Firearm-related Deaths


State Rep. Beth Liston (D-Dublin) this week introduced new legislation, House Bill (HB) 315, to require federally licensed firearms dealers to provide information about suicide prevention in hopes of decreasing the alarming statistics associated with gun-related fatalities.

“Over 50 percent of gun deaths in Ohio are the result of firearm assisted suicide,” said Rep. Liston. “I want to ensure that all gun owners are aware of the risks associated with firearms and are able to make informed decisions that are best suited for themselves and their families.”


07.24.19 - Rep. Liston: Misguided Bailout Costly For Consumers, Ohio's Clean Energy Future


State Rep. Beth Liston (D-Dublin) today issued a statement in opposition to House Bill (HB) 6, a Republican-sponsored bill to bail out Ohio’s nuclear power plants and subsidize two additional coal-fired power plants that service the state. The bill also guts Ohio’s renewable and energy efficiency standards, which opponents say will hurt job growth in emerging clean energy industries.


07.17.19 - Rep. Liston: Budget Compromise A Step In The Right Direction To Restore Ohio Promise Of Better Lives, Brighter Futures


Ohio State Rep. Beth Liston (D-Dublin) today issued a statement in support of the finalized version of the state budget, House Bill (HB) 166. Today’s vote follows more than two weeks of Republican dysfunction and gridlock, which forced lawmakers to pass a short-term funding extension before finally compromising on a long-term deal late Tuesday.

Liston stated, "While there is still a great deal of work to do, this budget invests hundreds of millions of dollars in our children to help improve health and wellness in our state."


07.08.19 - Liston, Dems: Remove Budget Provision Moving 2020 Presidential Primary To St. Patrick's Day


House Democratic lawmakers from across Ohio today sent a letter to Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose seeking information from his office about the impact of moving the 2020 presidential primary from March 10 to March 17, St. Patrick’s Day. See the letter below.


06.27.19 - Liston Introduces Bill To Help Local Nonprofit


State Rep. Beth Liston (D-Dublin) today announced House Bill (HB) 300, legislation that would raise money for the Ohio House Rabbit Rescue through the creation of a “Rabbit Friendly” license plate.


06.25.19 - Liston: Ohio Tax Credit Authority Approves Job-creating Projects In Dublin


State Rep. Beth Liston (D-Dublin) announced this week that the Ohio Tax Credit Authority approved assistance for three economic development projects expected to create 274 jobs in the 21st House district.


05.22.19 - Liston, Dems Unveil Commonsense Solutions To Keep Kids And Communities Safe


Ohio House Democratic lawmakers today announced a number of proposals, including safe storage, red-flag and background check laws, commonsense measures they say will better keep kids and communities safe. The package comes amid debate on House Bill (HB) 178, controversial legislation Democrats say is a solution in search of a problem.


05.14.19 - Rep. Liston Statement On "abortion Reversal" Bill


State Rep. Beth Liston (D-Dublin) today released the following statement in response to the announcement of legislation requiring Ohio doctors prescribing medication abortions, which are performed up to 10 weeks into a pregnancy, to provide information about an unproven and medically inaccurate procedure intended to “reverse” legal, safe abortion:


05.09.19 - Liston: Democratic Priorities Shape Budget As Bill Clears Ohio House


House Democratic lawmakers today voted in favor of the state budget, House Bill 166, which includes a number of key Democratic priorities, including a significant tax cut for working people and families.


05.01.19 - Liston, House Dems Lead Bipartisan Effort To End School Takeovers, Restore Local Control


House Democrats today announced the House passage of House Bill (HB) 154, a bipartisan effort to end state takeovers of local schools and restore control to local education officials. The bill comes amid questions of accountability, transparency and lackluster results from district takeovers in Youngstown, Lorain and East Cleveland.


04.11.19 - Liston Introduces Bipartisan Legislation To Ensure Families Receive Child Support Payments


State Reps. Beth Liston (D-Dublin) and Sarah LaTourette (R-Chesterland) today introduced bipartisan legislation to ensure that child support funds stay with Ohio families regardless of whether they receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits.


04.10.19 - Liston: Near-total Abortion Ban Threatens Women's Health, Liberty


House Democrats today voted against Senate Bill (SB) 23, a GOP-backed near-total abortion ban that would prohibit abortions in Ohio long before most women know they are pregnant. SB 23 would become the most extreme abortion ban in the country if signed into law.


03.28.19 - Liston's Bipartisan Bill To Safeguard Personal Information Of Mental Health Providers Passes House Unanimously


State Rep. Beth Liston (D-Dublin) today announced the unanimous House passage of House Bill (HB) 61, her bipartisan bill alongside joint sponsor Laura Lanese (R-Grove City) to make sensitive personal information of certain mental health workers and their families exempt from disclosure under Ohio’s public records law.


03.25.19 - Health Education Standards Bill Introduced In The Ohio House


State Reps. Beth Liston (D-Dublin) and Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today introduced legislation that would create health education standards for students in Ohio. Currently, Ohio is the only state in the nation that does not have statewide health education standards.


03.07.19 - Rep. Liston Statement As Transportation Budget Clears House


State Rep. Beth Liston (D-Dublin) today released a statement following the House passage of House Bill 62, the two-year state transportation budget.


02.26.19 - Democratic Lawmakers Mount Opposition To GOP's Latest Extreme Abortion Ban


House Democratic lawmakers today voiced opposition to House Bill (HB) 68, a Republican bill that would prohibit abortion as early as six-weeks into a pregnancy, long before most women know they are pregnant. The bill contains no exceptions for rape and incest and limited exceptions for the life and health of the mother. 


02.13.19 - Rep. Liston Introduces Bipartisan Bill To Shield Personal Information Of Mental Health Providers


State Reps. Beth Liston (D-Dublin) and Laura Lanese (R-Grove City) today introduced House Bill (HB) 61, bipartisan legislation to add certain mental health workers to the list of those exempt from disclosing identifying personal information under Ohio public records laws.


01.07.19 - Liston Sworn In As State Rep For Ohio's 21st House District


State Rep. Beth Liston (D-Dublin) took the oath of office today during the opening session of the 133rd Ohio General Assembly at the Ohio Statehouse, officially beginning Liston’s first term as state lawmaker.