Rep. Lepore-Hagan Watch, Listen, And Stop Railroad-crossing Bill Passes Ohio House
House Bill 226 requires drivers to check for on-track railroad equipment
 
 

State Representative Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) announced the unanimous House passage of House Bill (HB) 226, a bill requiring drivers to watch, listen and stop for on-track equipment at railroad crossings. 


“I’m very pleased the Ohio House took an important step forward in addressing what is truly a public safety issue,” said Rep. Lepore-Hagan. “By mandating a driver’s responsibility for other on-track equipment at a railroad-crossing, our state joins 29 others in recognizing these potential dangers to drivers.”


Joined by Representative Jon Cross (R-Kenton), HB 226 is a bipartisan effort that received unanimous support in the House Transportation and Public Safety Committee on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. It now moves to the Ohio Senate for consideration.

 
 
 
  
Featured Posts

Democrats Again Demand LaRose Take Action, Pay Return Postage

 

State Representatives Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo), Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown), Catherine D. Ingram (D-Cincinnati) and Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) today sent a letter to Secretary of State Frank LaRose again urging him to include return postage on absentee ballot application forms and the absentee ballots themselves. State law prohibits boards of elections, but not the secretary, from paying return postage. COVID-19 cases have risen sharply in Ohio since the foursome last urged LaRose to take this step to encourage mail voting on June 18.



 
 

Rep. Lepore-Hagan Announces $500,000 In Funding For Youngstown Youth Recovery Services

 

State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) today announced $500,000.00 in state dollars to Alta Care Group, Inc. and the Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board in Youngstown.



 
 

Rep. Lepore-Hagan Announces $300 Million To Help Colleges, Universities, And K-12 Schools Prepare For Fall Semester Amid COVID-19

 

State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) announced Monday the state Controlling Board approved another round of federal funding to support Ohio’s efforts to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak, including $300 million in federal funding to offset Ohio’s K-12 schools and colleges and university’s costs of keeping students and staff safe in the fall.



 
 

Reps. Lepore-Hagan, Galonski File Legislation To Ban Police Chokeholds

 

State Reps. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) and Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today filed legislation that will criminalize the harmful use of chokeholds by police officers or peace officers in Ohio.