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State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) late Thursday night spoke on the House floor and voted against an amendment to Senate Bill (SB) 175, which grants civil immunity to handgun licensees who are responsible for injury, death, or other loss as a result of carrying a handgun. The proposed amendment mimics “Stand Your Ground” laws and permits the use of deadly force by individuals who believe their lives are endangered. This type of legislation is dangerous for Ohioans and disproportionately impacts the Black Ohioans.

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Fri, Dec 18, 2020

COLUMBUS—State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) condemned today’s passage of Senate Bill (SB) 375 by the House Agriculture and Rural Development Committee. SB 375 would void the Ohio Department of Health Director’s order limiting county fairs to junior fair activities and animal exhibitions issued on July 30, 2020. The bill was passed out of committee along party lines.

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Wed, Dec 16, 2020

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.

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Fri, Dec 4, 2020

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.

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Thu, Dec 3, 2020

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.

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Tue, Dec 1, 2020

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.

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Fri, Nov 20, 2020

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.

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Wed, Nov 18, 2020

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.

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Tue, Nov 10, 2020

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.

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Mon, Oct 26, 2020

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.

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Fri, Oct 9, 2020