The 130th General Assembly wrapped up this week. Things will be quiet at the Statehouse until after the first of the year. We are working to put together a webinar for early January to provide details on all of the changes that occurred during the lame-duck session. Please watch for future communication for the date and time.
This week the House concurred with the Senate’s changes to three pieces legislation.
• House Bill (HB) 367
, sponsored by Rep. Denise Driehaus (D-Cincinnati) and Rep. Robert Sprague (R-Findlay), requires the health curriculum of each school district to include instruction in prescription opioid abuse prevention. This bill also contains several other provisions relating to attendance reporting, state assessments and admission for foster students. Please see the bill analysis
for more details. OSBA’s legislative staff is reviewing these changes and will highlight them in next month’s lame-duck webinar.
• HB 178
, sponsored by Rep. Debbie Phillips (D-Albany), makes changes to the law dealing with school safety drills in public and private schools. Please see the bill analysis
for more information.
• HB 290
, sponsored by Rep. Gerald L. Stebelton (R-Lancaster), allows for the use of school district premises by members of the public and immunity from civil liability for a school district and schools when permitting members of the public to use school premises. Please see the bill analysis
for more specifics.
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