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COLUMBUS—State Reps. David Leland (D-Columbus), ranking member on the House Criminal Justice committee, and Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland), president of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus (OLBC) issued a statement today following the House Criminal Justice committee passage of House Joint Resolution (HJR) 2 and House Bill (HB) 607, legislation to increase Ohio’s reliance on cash bail.  

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Wed, May 11, 2022

COLUMBUS—State Rep. David Leland (D-Columbus) issued a statement today urging action on HB 315, his bipartisan bail reform legislation that would keep communities safer while moving closer to justice for all.

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Tue, Mar 29, 2022

COLUMBUS—State Rep. David Leland (D-Columbus) issued a statement today regarding House Bill (HB) 109, legislation that would increase penalties and create new criminal offenses related to riots. 

 

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Wed, Feb 16, 2022

COLUMBUS—State Rep. David Leland (D-Columbus) issued a statement today following the House passage of House Bill (HB) 99, legislation that would allow teachers and staff to be armed in schools. House Democrats voted against the extreme proposal.

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Wed, Nov 17, 2021

COLUMBUS—Wednesday morning, State Reps. David Leland (D-Columbus) and Bill Seitz (R-Cincinnati) will deliver sponsor testimony on House Bill 389, bipartisan energy legislation to reduce waste and save consumers money. 

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Tue, Sep 21, 2021

Following today’s 10th District Court of Appeals ruling that Ohio should continue paying the additional $300 weekly federal unemployment benefits, Rep. David Leland (D-Columbus) issued the following statement:

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Tue, Aug 24, 2021

COLUMBUS—Today, State Reps. David Leland (D-Columbus) and Bill Seitz (R-Cincinnati) filed bipartisan energy legislation to curb carbon emissions and reduce consumer costs. 

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Thu, Aug 12, 2021

Following the announcement of the deferred prosecution agreement between the FBI and FirstEnergy Corp. on Thursday, State Rep. David Leland (D-Columbus) issued the following statement:  

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Thu, Jul 22, 2021

Democratic lawmakers on the House Civil Justice Committee, including Ranking Member Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron), Rep. Jeffrey A. Crossman (D-Parma) and Rep. David Leland (D-Columbus), Tuesday voted in opposition to an amendment to House Bill 286 that would allow for a change in jurisdiction for certain public corruption cases from the Franklin County Prosecutor to the defendant’s county of residence. 

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Wed, Jun 9, 2021

COLUMBUS—Wednesday afternoon, just eight days after the high-profile announcement that sweeping bail reform legislation was being introduced, State Reps. David Leland (D-Columbus) and Brett Hillyer (R-Uhrichsville) will deliver sponsor testimony on House Bill 315 before the House Criminal Justice Committee. 

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Wed, May 26, 2021