Reps. David Leland (D-Columbus) and Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) today announced plans to introduce legislation to protect at-risk workers from being forced to choose between returning to unsafe working conditions or losing unemployment benefits. The proposal is the latest effort from House Dems to improve the safety and security of Ohio workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
COLUMBUS—State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) today applauded the passage of Aisha’s Law, Democratic priority legislation sponsored by Rep. Janine Boyd (D-Cleveland Heights) that would change how law enforcement agencies respond to domestic violence cases and provide added protections for those in high-risk situations. Democrats say the bill’s passage comes at a critical time as prolonged isolation during the state’s stay-at-home order has led to a spike in domestic violence cases.
COLUMBUS – State Reps. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) and Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon)’s bill honoring NASA legend and Toledo native Gene Kranz passed the Ohio House during a floor vote today. House Bill (HB) 358 designates August 17th at “Eugene ‘Gene’ F. Kranz Day.”
State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) today sent a letter to Governor Mike DeWine calling on Northwest Ohio Educational Professionals to be included in the conversation about reopening schools for the upcoming academic year.
State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) today voted in favor of House Bill (HB) 111 which ensures that a student’s academic records are not withheld by a school when the student transfers.
COLUMBUS—State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) today issued a statement following a House floor session where all members were not socially distanced as the health experts recommend and where only a few of the Republican members were wearing masks.
COLUMBUS – State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) and Assistant Minority Leader Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus) testified today in support of House Bill (HB) 573, which would allow employees infected by COVID-19, while working, to file Workers’ Compensation claims.
COLUMBUS— As many Ohioans will be called back to work in May, many will be faced with impossible decisions related to work, health and family as this ongoing pandemic continues: how to return to work when you have children at home and no one to care for them with daycares and schools closed; how to keep those high-risk individuals who will remain quarantined safe when workers return home; and what protections exist for workers in and out of the workplace or who do fall ill with COVID-19.
COLUMBUS – State Reps. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) and Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today sent a letter to Gov. Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted urging them to allow Ohioans to continue to be eligible for unemployment coverage if they choose not to return to work due to their unique circumstances.
COLUMBUS – State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) and members of the House Democratic Caucus today sent a letter to Gov. Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton asking his office and the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) to issue guidance for schools to allow districts to start planning for the upcoming school year.