Rep. Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) today applauded the House passage of a $2 billion package of coronavirus relief bills to deliver direct aid for rent and utility assistance, childcare providers, bars, restaurants, lodging and schools, among other industries facing economic impact from the coronavirus pandemic. Democratic lawmakers also expressed concern over the months-long delay in the release of the funding, which they say slowed the state’s recovery.
COLUMBUS— Today, State Rep. Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) provided testimony alongside her joint sponsor, Rep. Scott Lipps (R-Franklin) on House Bill (HB) 105, known as “Erin’s Law,” to require all public schools to implement age-appropriate sexual abuse prevention curriculum.
COLUMBUS— Today, Rep. Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) signed on as a co-sponsor to a resolution that the Ohio Black Maternal Health Caucus (OBMHC) is introducing to recognize Black Maternal Health Week in Ohio. Black Maternal Health Week (April 11-17) is an annual event that promotes awareness and seeks to advance and improve Black maternal health outcomes across the country.
State Rep. Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) today called on Statehouse leaders to repeal Ohio’s new no duty to retreat law, which passed in December 2020. Democratic-sponsored legislation, House Bill (HB) 38, would repeal the new shoot first law that takes effect Tuesday.
COLUMBUS—State Rep. Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) announced the completion of her work on the Healthy States National Task Force with the Council of State Governments (CSG). CSG released the findings of its member-driven Healthy States National Task Force, which address shared public policy issues in state government. Rep. Kelly served as a valuable member of this elite working group of 50 state officials, who were tasked with finding bipartisan policy solutions, developing case studies and providing an outline of recommendations for state elected and appointed officials to use as they work to improve health outcomes across their communities.
Rep. Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) issued a statement on Gov. DeWine’s veto of Senate Bill (SB) 22, controversial legislation that would threaten the health and safety of Ohioans by curbing authority from the governor and health director during public health crises. Rep. Kelly voted against the bill and sent the governor a letter urging his veto.
Today, Cincinnati-area State Reps. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park), Catherine Ingram (D-Cincinnati), and Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) joined Governor DeWine for a tour of the state-sponsored mass COVID-19 vaccination site at the Cintas Center. Approximately 10,000 first doses of the Pfizer vaccine will be given during the site’s first three days of operating at full capacity.
Rep. Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) signed on as a co-sponsor to the Ohio Fairness Act, bipartisan legislation that would protect LGBTQ+ Ohioans from discrimination in employment, housing and accommodations. A previous version of the Ohio Fairness Act (The Equal Housing and Employment Act) passed the Ohio House of Representatives on Sept. 15, 2009, with bipartisan support. Last General Assembly, the Ohio Fairness Act had 3 hearings but did not receive a committee vote.
State Rep. Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) signed on as a co-sponsor to House Democratic priority legislation to declare racism a public health crisis. Previously introduced in the 133rd General Assembly as HCR 31, the resolution provides meaningful action steps to address racial health disparities and begin to dismantle systemic racism in Ohio.
COLUMBUS - State Rep. Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) today testified on House Bill (HB) 144, her bipartisan legislation with joint sponsor Rep. Thomas Hall (R-Lima) that would authorize permissive motor fuel quality testing in Ohio. This would allow county auditors and the Department of Agriculture to test for octane levels, sediment, and water levels in fuel.