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How They Voted: 2/11

A look at recent actions in the U.S. Congress and in the Ohio General Assembly and how lawmakers representing the area voted.

U.S. HOUSE

H.R. 1892: Authorizes governors to allow the U.S. flag to be flown at half-staff after the death of a first responder on duty.

Sponsor: John Larson (D., Conn.).

Vote: Passed on Tuesday, 245-182, with 3 representatives not voting.

Area representatives: Marcy Kaptur (D., Toledo), no; Bob Latta (R., Bowling Green), yes; Jim Jordan (R., Urbana, Ohio), yes; Tim Walberg (R., Tipton, Mich.), yes.

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OHIO SENATE

S.B. 226: Makes permanent the three-day sales tax holiday each August on clothing and school supplies (goes to House).

Sponsor: Sen. Kevin Bacon (R., Columbus).

Vote: Passed on Wednesday, 31-0.

Northwest Ohio senators: Edna Brown (D., Toledo), yes; Randy Gardner (R., Bowling Green), yes; Robert McColley (R., Napoleon), yes; David Burke (R., Marysville), yes; Matt Huffman (R., Lima), yes.

H.B 79: Allows tactical medical professionals with permission to carry firearms by their law enforcement agencies to carry them in their personal lives (returns to House).

Sponsors: Reps. Wes Retherford (R., Hamilton), Christina Hagan (R., Alliance).

Vote: Passed on Tuesday, 31-0.

Northwest Ohio senators: Ms. Brown, yes; Mr. Gardner, yes; Mr. McColley, yes; mr. Burke, yes; Mr. Huffman, yes.

Sen. Jt. Res. 5: Places proposed constitutional amendment on May 8 ballot to change how Ohio redraws congressional districts (went to House).

Sponsor: Sen. Matt Huffman (R., Lima).

Vote: Passed on Monday, 31-0.

Northwest Ohio senators: Ms. Brown, yes; Mr. Gardner, yes; Mr. McColley, yes; Mr. Burke, yes; Mr. Huffman, yes.

H.B. 362: Implements changes to benefits under the State Highway Patrol Retirement System (goes to governor).

Sponsors: Reps. Rick Carfagna (R., Westerville), Rob Ramos (D., Lorain).

Vote: Passed on Jan. 30, 32-0.

Northwest Ohio senators: Ms. Brown, yes; Mr. Gardner, yes; Mr. McColley, yes; Mr. Burke, yes; Mr. Huffman, yes

OHIO HOUSE

Sen. Joint Res. 5: Places proposed constitutional amendment on May 8 ballot to change how Ohio redraws congressional districts (filed with secretary of state).

Sponsor: Sen. Matt Huffman (R., Lima).

Vote: Passed on Tuesday, 83-10.

Northwest Ohio representatives: Teresa Fedor (D., Toledo), did not vote; Mike Sheehy (D., Oregon), yes; Michael Ashford (D., Toledo), did not vote; Derek Merrin (R., Monclova Township), yes; Theresa Gavarone (R., Bowling Green), yes; Jim Hoops (R., Napoleon), yes; Steve Arndt (R., Port Clinton), yes; Bill Reineke (R., Tiffin), yes; Robert Sprague (R., Findlay), yes; Craig Riedel (R., Defiance), yes; Robert Cupp (R., Lima), yes; Riordan McClain (R., Upper Sandusky), yes.

H.B. 276: Expands crime of aggravated menacing to include threatening a utility worker on duty (goes to Senate).

Sponsors: Reps. Jeff Rezabek (R., Clayton), Dave Greenspan (R., Westlake).

Vote: Passed on Jan. 31, 94-4.

Northwest Ohio representatives: Ms. Fedor, yes; Mr. Sheehy, yes; Mr. Ashford, yes; Mr. Merrin, yes; Ms. Gavarone, yes; Mr. Hoops, yes; Mr. Arndt, yes; Mr. Reineke, yes; Mr. Sprague, yes; Mr. Riedel, no; Mr. Cupp, yes; Mr. McClain, yes.

H.B. 341: Allows judges and magistrates to withhold their residential and family information from public record (goes to Senate).

Sponsor: Reps. Steve Huffman (R., Tipp City), Jack Cera (D., Bellaire).

Vote: Passed on Jan. 31, 92-5.

Northwest Ohio representatives: Ms. Fedor, yes; Mr. Sheehy, yes; Mr. Ashford, yes; Mr. Merrin, yes; Ms. Gavarone, yes; Mr. Hoops, yes; Mr. Arndt, yes; Mr. Reineke, yes; Mr. Sprague, yes; Mr. Riedel, yes; Mr. Cupp, yes; Mr. McClain, yes.

H.B. 281: Creates funding assistance for local governments to pay for “last-mile” broadband connections to residences (goes to Senate).

Sponsor: Rep. Rick Carfagna (R., Westerville).

Vote: Passed on Jan. 31, 92-5.

Northwest Ohio representatives: Ms. Fedor, yes; Mr. Sheehy, yes; Mr. Ashford, yes; Mr. Merrin, yes; Ms. Gavarone, yes; Mr. Hoops, yes; Mr. Arndt, yes; Mr. Reineke, yes; Mr. Sprague, yes; Mr. Riedel, yes; Mr. Cupp, yes; Mr. McClain, yes.

H.B. 430: Clarifies sales tax exemption for oil and gas production property (goes to Senate).

Sponsor: Rep. Tim Schaffer (R., Lancaster).

Vote: Passed on Jan. 31, 85-12.

Northwest Ohio representatives: Ms. Fedor, yes; Mr. Sheehy, yes; Mr. Ashford, no; Mr. Merrin, yes; Ms. Gavarone, yes; Mr. Hoops, yes; Mr. Arndt, yes; Mr. Reineke, yes; Mr. Sprague, yes; Mr. Riedel, yes; Mr. Cupp, yes; Mr. McClain, yes.

H.B. 462: Require for-profit hospitals to follow certain procedures before closing (goes to Senate).

Sponsors: Reps. Kirk Schuring (R., Canton), Tom West (D., Canton).

Vote: Passed on Jan. 31, 84-12.

Northwest Ohio representatives: Ms. Fedor, yes; Mr. Sheehy, yes; Mr. Ashford, no; Mr. Merrin, no; Ms. Gavarone, yes; Mr. Hoops, yes; Mr. Arndt, yes; Mr. Reineke, yes; Mr. Sprague, yes; Mr. Riedel, yes; Mr. Cupp, yes; Mr. McClain, yes.

H.B. 279: Designates John Glenn’s childhood home as historical site (goes to Senate).

Sponsors: Reps. Brian Hill (R., Zanesville), Cliff Rosenberger (R., Clarksville).

Vote: Passed on Jan. 31, 97-0.

Northwest Ohio representatives: Ms. Fedor, yes; Mr. Sheehy, yes; Mr. Ashford, no; Mr. Merrin, yes; Ms. Gavarone, yes; Mr. Hoops, yes; Mr. Arndt, yes; Mr. Reineke, yes; Mr. Sprague, yes; Mr. Riedel, yes; Mr. Cupp, yes; Mr. McClain, yes.

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