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Fraizer Supports Legislation Protect Elections and Ohio Businesses

September 3, 2020
Mark Fraizer News

COLUMBUS – The Ohio House of Representatives reconvened for session Tuesday and State Representative Mark Fraizer (R-Newark) along with his colleagues, voted in support of some instrumental legislation.

House Bill 272 would prohibit a public official from ordering the closure of all places of worship in a geographic area and to prohibit a public official from changing the time, place or manner of conducting an election, except in extreme circumstances. The language in this bill provides protection to Ohio’s elections to ensure an incident like the March 2020 primary election will never happen again.

Additionally, Fraizer voted in support of House Bill 606, the Good Samaritan Expansion Bill. House Bill 606 would protect healthcare providers, first responders, schools, small businesses and others from frivolous lawsuits stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. The bill applies to acts, omissions, conduct, decisions, or compliance from the date of the Governor’s Executive Order, 2020-01D, issued on March 9, 2020, declaring a state of emergency due to COVID-19, through September 30, 2021.

“These two pieces of legislation, HB 272 and HB 606, will provide Ohio with necessary protections to allow businesses to operate, families to worship and necessary protections for future elections. I look forward to future opportunities for the legislature to provide realistic solutions and protections for all Ohioans.”

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For more information, contact Rep. Fraizer’s office at (614) 466-1482 or rep71@ohiohouse.gov