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Today, Rep. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) signed on as a co-sponsor to the Ohio Fairness Act, bipartisan legislation that would protect LGBTQ+ Ohioans from discrimination in employment, housing and accommodations. A previous version of the Ohio Fairness Act (The Equal Housing and Employment Act) passed the Ohio House of Representatives on Sept. 15, 2009, with bipartisan support. Last General Assembly, the Ohio Fairness Act had 3 hearings but did not receive a committee vote.

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Thu, Mar 11, 2021

State Rep. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) Thursday voted in favor of House Bill (HB) 67, legislation to adjust state testing requirements for the 2020-21 school year. Democrats did say, however, that more needs to be done to support students and teachers during the pandemic.

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Thu, Mar 4, 2021

State Rep. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) today issued a statement after House Republicans introduced an amended version of House Bill 74, the state’s two-year transportation budget, that strips Hands-Free Ohio safe driving provisions from the bill. Hands-Free Ohio would increase safety on Ohio roadways by limiting distracted driving.

 

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Thu, Feb 25, 2021

COLUMBUS— State Reps. Jeff Crossman (D- Parma) and Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) testified today in the House Insurance Committee on House Bill (HB) 125, known as the Pre-Existing Condition Protection Act, which would enshrine protections for people with pre-existing conditions into Ohio law.  This effort became necessary due to persistent efforts by Republicans to negate Affordable Care Act (ACA) protections through federal legislation and ongoing litigation. Reps. Crossman and Lightbody filed the legislation on Feb. 16, 2021.

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Wed, Feb 24, 2021

COLUMBUS— State Reps. Jeff Crossman (D- Parma) and Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) today re-filed the Pre-Existing Condition Protection Act, which seeks to enshrine popular patient protections found in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including coverage for those with pre-existing conditions, into Ohio law.  This effort became necessary due to persistent efforts by Republicans to repeal the ACA through federal legislation and ongoing litigation. 

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Tue, Feb 16, 2021

COLUMBUS—State Rep. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) today issued a statement following Gov. DeWine’s announcement that the Hands-Free Ohio provisions will be included in the Executive Budget proposal to increase safety on Ohio roadways by limiting distracted driving. During the 133rd General Assembly, Rep. Lightbody introduced House Bill (HB) 468, which would make it a primary offense to use handheld electronic devices while operating a motor vehicle, to address this very issue of distracted driving and is working to re-introduce the measure again this month.  

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Mon, Feb 8, 2021

COLUMBUS—State Rep. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) released the following statement today on her committee assignments for the 134th General Assembly:

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Wed, Feb 3, 2021
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The Ohio Democratic Women’s Legislative Caucus yesterday during their first meeting of the 134th General Assembly elected their leadership team for this session:

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Thu, Jan 14, 2021
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State Rep. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) took the oath of office during the opening session of the 134th Ohio General Assembly (GA) at the Ohio Statehouse Monday, officially beginning Lightbody’s 2nd term as state representative for the 19th District. 

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Mon, Jan 4, 2021

COLUMBUS— State Rep. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) today gave sponsor testimony on House Bill (HB) 503, legislation that would protect minors by prohibiting certain licensed health care professionals from engaging in conversion therapy when treating minor patients.

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Tue, Dec 15, 2020