COLUMBUS—Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland), a longtime advocate for the decriminalization of cannabis, today applauded the passage of the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act (MORE Act) by the U.S. House of Representatives. This bill removes cannabis from the federally controlled substances act and facilitates the cancellation of low-level arrests and convictions related to cannabis. This is the first time that the U.S. House has voted to remove cannabis from the federally controlled substances act.
COLUMBUS—Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) today voted in favor of the Fair School Funding Plan, House Bill (HB) 305, bipartisan legislation that would transform the way Ohio’s schools are funded. Rep. Brent has long fought to reform the state’s school funding formula, which the Ohio Supreme Court has found unconstitutional four times, beginning with the DeRolph decision in 1997.
COLUMBUS – State Representative Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) recognized this year’s National Handwashing Awareness Week (Dec. 1-7) by introducing a House resolution today. National Handwashing Awareness Week promotes the use of proper hand hygiene and handwashing techniques, including washing your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water.
COLUMBUS– State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) Thursday spoke out to encourage state lawmakers to find equitable funding solutions for public school districts following the Ohio House’s vote to approve Senate Bill (SB) 89. Rep. Brent on Thursday voted against concurring in amendments to SB 89 that will affect the EdChoice voucher program formula that takes money from public school budgets.
COLUMBUS– State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) introduced an amendment Tuesday to House Bill (HB) 345, which establishes standard procedures that allow the owner of a towing service or a storage facility to obtain the title to another individual’s motor vehicle.
COLUMBUS– State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) today gave sponsor testimony before the Ohio House Health Committee on House Bill (HB) 628, which would provide educational materials regarding proper hand hygiene to hospital patients and long-term care residents of healthcare facilities.
COLUMBUS – State Representative Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) and House Democrats Monday announced the approval of funds by the state Controlling Board to further aid Ohio’s response to the health and economic hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
COLUMBUS – State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) recognizes Sunday, Oct. 11 as National Coming Out Day, an annual LBGTQ awareness day designated to celebrate and commend the bravery of all those who have come out as LGBTQ. This year’s observance comes at a time when many are worried about a changing U.S. Supreme Court and its impact on marriage equality and LGBTQ rights.
COLUMBUS – State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) today announced the local recipients of the BroadbandOhio Connectively Grant program. Awards from the governor’s office were given to the following area schools:
COLUMBUS— State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) released a statement today after spending the afternoon touring Trichomb Crops Farm, an Ohio hemp farm. In July of 2019, Senate Bill (SB) 57 was signed into law, effectively calling for both the decriminalization of hemp and the licensure of hemp cultivation. This legislation followed the legalization of hemp in 40 other states. As an advocate of hemp cultivation and production, Rep. Brent believes that Ohio largely stands to benefit from hemp production.