State Rep. Kent Smith (D-Euclid) issued a statement today after Senate Bill (SB) 157, the latest Republican anti-abortion bill, passed the Ohio House on a party-line vote. Opponents say SB 157 would put patients in danger by interfering with the ability for doctors and patients to make appropriate and life-saving medical decisions if faced with a medical crisis during pregnancy.
COLUMBUS—State Rep. Kent Smith (D-Euclid) today announced Cuyahoga County State Senators Sandra Williams and Kenny Yuko as the first two recipients of the Jane B. Sheats Community Impact Award, named after the first African American woman in the United States to chair a county board of elections.
Rep. Kent Smith (D-Euclid) today issued a statement as Republicans passed a partisan, four-year congressional district map that unduly favors GOP candidates 13-2.
Rep. Kent Smith (D-Euclid) today voted in opposition to two bills opponents say would make schools and communities less safe and fail to address gun violence in Ohio. House Bill (HB) 99 would allow school districts to arm teachers in the classroom without adequate training or safe storage requirements, while HB 227 would eliminate concealed weapon training and safety standards, including penalties for failing to notify police of a concealed weapon during a stop.
State Representative Kent Smith (D-Euclid) penned an Op-Ed in the Akron Beacon Journal this week, in which he called for more offshore wind projects in Ohio.
Rep. Kent Smith (D-Euclid) today applauded the House passage of Aisha’s Law, Democratic priority legislation sponsored by Rep. Janine Boyd (D-Cleveland Heights) that would better protect the safety and security for those in high-risk situations for domestic violence. Aisha’s Law would improve how law enforcement agencies respond to domestic violence cases and provide added protections for those in high-risk situations.
COLUMBUS – Rep. Kent Smith (D-Euclid) and Rick Carfagna (R-Genoa Township) today gave sponsor testimony on House Bill (HB) 445, legislation that would ensure all Ohioans regardless of geography will have the following available services:
Reps. Jeffrey A. Crossman (D-Parma) and Kent Smith (D-Euclid) today sent Cleveland Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam, along with Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, a letter detailing their concerns with the continued promotion of FirstEnergy Corp. by the Cleveland Browns and the City of Cleveland.
State Rep. Kent Smith (D-Euclid) released a statement today after Republican Ohio legislative leaders proposed new state House and Senate maps that if passed, would likely award them a disproportionate share of Ohio state legislative seats, which would allow them to maintain a veto-proof majority at the Statehouse despite new rules approved by Ohio voters meant to discourage gerrymandering.
State Rep. Kent Smith (D-Euclid) released a statement after a controversial Texas law banning abortions after six weeks went into effect Wednesday following a lack of judicial intervention from the Supreme Court. This is the first time a six-week abortion ban has been allowed to go into effect.