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COLUMBUS — State Rep. Dontavius Jarrells (D-Columbus) today expressed extreme disappointment after Gov. Mike DeWine on Monday signed into law Senate Bill (SB) 215, extreme permitless concealed carry legislation that puts all Ohioans and law enforcement in danger. 

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Wed, Mar 16, 2022

COLUMBUS— State Rep. Dontavius Jarrells (D- Columbus) issued a statement today calling on the state of Ohio to quickly distribute federal rental assistance funds to Ohioans still struggling to pay rent. Ohio risks losing $104 million in COVID-19 rental assistance money if it is not allocated more quickly. 

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Thu, Mar 3, 2022

COLUMBUS—State Rep. Rep. Jarrells (D-Columbus) issued a statement following the House passage of House Bill (HB) 109, Republican legislation that would increase penalties and create new criminal offenses related to riots. 

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Thu, Feb 17, 2022

COLUMBUS— State Rep. Dontavius Jarrells (D-Columbus) announced today that House Bill (HB) 453, to create the “Recovery is Beautiful” license plate, passed unanimously out of the House Transportation and Public Safety committee. 

 

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Tue, Feb 8, 2022

COLUMBUS— State Rep. Dontavius Jarrells (D-Columbus) expressed today his concerns that the state legislative maps adopted by Republican Redistricting Commission members on Saturday dilute the voting power of Black communities. 

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Wed, Jan 26, 2022

COLUMBUS— State Rep. Dontavius Jarrells (D-Columbus) announced today that Ohio has received $367.4 million in home energy assistance funds from the federal government this winter to help families struggling with the cost of paying their energy bills. 

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Tue, Jan 11, 2022

COLUMBUS- State. Reps. Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) and Dontavius Jarrells (D-Columbus) today renewed their calls for a $15 per hour minimum wage after it was announced this week that Ohio’s minimum wage will increase $.50 to $9.30 per hour for 2022. The representatives acknowledged that while the $.50 raise is a step in the right direction, it still doesn’t go far enough to fully support working Ohioans struggling to make ends meet. 

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Fri, Jan 7, 2022

COLUMBUS–State Rep. Dontavius Jarrells (D-Columbus) issued the following statement after the Dec. 24 death of Imam Mohamed Hassan Adam, a well-respected religious leader in the Columbus Somali and Muslim communities, was ruled a homicide.

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Thu, Dec 30, 2021

State Rep. Dontavius Jarrells (D-Columbus) today highlighted several key priorities he was able to deliver for Ohio taxpayers in 2021, including securing $2 million across District 25 and Franklin County for COVID-19 relief, $1 billion for education, and $76 million for transportation and infrastructure to assist local communities, schools, small businesses, and Ohio’s working people and families affected by coronavirus and ongoing economic uncertainty. 

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Mon, Dec 20, 2021

Rep. Dontavius Jarrells (D-Columbus) voted in favor of Substitute House Bill (HB) 169 to appropriate $4.18 billion to support education, expand access to childcare and improve public health, among other investments in Ohio’s working people, families and communities amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill is funded through several federal COVID-19 relief packages, the majority of which comes from the American Rescue Plan Act backed by Democrats and signed into law by President Biden earlier this year.

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Thu, Dec 9, 2021