Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today issued the following statement on the House passage of House Bill 110, the state’s two-year budget. House Democrats largely opposed the bill, saying it was a missed opportunity to invest in everyday Ohioans still struggling amid the health and economic crisis.
COLUMBUS –Reps. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) and Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) introduced legislation Wednesday to eliminate both the statute of limitations for criminal and civil sex crimes and spousal exemptions for rape, sexual battery, and other sexual offenses. It will also extend the window for victims of childhood sexual abuse to sue their abusers from 12 years after they reach adulthood to 37 years and create a three year window for survivors older than 55 to take action.
COLUMBUS –Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) announced that the state Controlling Board approved several items this week, including the establishment of the State Fiscal Recovery Fund, which will allow Ohio to accept an estimated $5.5 billion under the recently passed American Rescue Plan (ARP) to support Ohioans during the COVID-19 pandemic and aid the state’s economic recovery once appropriated.
Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today applauded the House passage of a $2 billion package of coronavirus relief bills to deliver direct aid for rent and utility assistance, childcare providers, bars, restaurants, lodging and schools, among other industries facing economic impact from the coronavirus pandemic. Democratic lawmakers also expressed concern over the months-long delay in the release of the funding, which they say slowed the state’s recovery.
COLUMBUS— Today, Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) signed on as a co-sponsor to a resolution that the Ohio Black Maternal Health Caucus (OBMHC) is introducing to recognize Black Maternal Health Week in Ohio. Black Maternal Health Week (April 11-17) is an annual event that promotes awareness and seeks to advance and improve Black maternal health outcomes across the country.
Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) announced the state Controlling Board this week approved $69.8 million for the Choose Ohio First Scholarship program, as well as nearly $20 million to the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) to fund substance abuse prevention and recovery programs as well as the state’s continued coronavirus pandemic response.
State Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today called on Statehouse leaders to repeal Ohio’s new no duty to retreat law, which passed in December 2020. Democratic-sponsored legislation, House Bill (HB) 38, would repeal the new shoot first law that takes effect Tuesday.
COLUMBUS –Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) was recognized Friday by the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth for her work on sentencing reform that ultimately became Senate Bill (SB) 256. Prior to SB 256, Galonski worked on companion legislation with Rep. Don Manning until his unfortunate passing. SB 256 was signed into law last General Assembly and bars life without parole for offenders who committed the offense as a minor.
Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) issued a statement following the final passage of House Bill (HB) 74, the state’s two-year transportation budget. Democrats fought against the governor’s proposed cuts to public transit funding in the bill, securing more than $221 million over the next two years, more than doubling the governor’s proposed investment.
Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) joined House Democrats today to vote opposition to a motion to override the governor’s veto of Senate Bill (SB) 22, controversial Republican legislation that would threaten the health and safety of Ohioans by curbing authority from the governor and health director during public health crises.