Senate District 15
Charleta B. Tavares
 
 
 
 
 
 
December 12, 2018
Today, the Republican-controlled Ohio Senate voted to pass a controversial abortion ban, House Bill 258. Ohio Senate Democrats denounced the bill, which would prohibit abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected.
 
December 11, 2018
See below for the bill to study the progress and challenges of African Americans in Ohio.
 
December 11, 2018
State Senators Charleta B. Tavares (D-Columbus), Sandra Williams (D-Cleveland) and Vernon Sykes (D-Akron), together with state Representatives Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) and Emilia Sykes (D-Akron), today urged the legislature to study the progress and challenges of African Americans in Ohio.
 
December 5, 2018
State Senator Charleta B. Tavares (D-Columbus) was recently named "Legislator of the Year" by the National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) at their annual conference.
 
November 14, 2018
State Senators Charleta B. Tavares (D- Columbus) and Peggy Lehner (R-Kettering) yesterday asked lawmakers to pass their step therapy legislation, Senate Bill 56, before the end of the 132nd General Assembly.
 
November 14, 2018
Today, state Senator Charleta B. Tavares (D-Columbus) introduced Senate Bill 335, urging the Ohio Supreme Court to adopt a rule requiring the recusal of justices from cases involving individuals who contributed to their campaigns.
 
November 13, 2018
Today, state Senator Charleta B. Tavares (D-Columbus) provided sponsor testimony on legislation to increase monthly allocations to the Local Government Fund in the Senate Finance Committee.
 
November 7, 2018
Senate Bill 126, introduced by Senator Charleta B. Tavares (D - Columbus), which prohibits the practice of conversion therapy on minors in Ohio, has found new legs.
 
August 8, 2018
Today, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled on the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT) v. Ohio Department of Education case finding that ECOT overcharged the State of Ohio $80 million for students it could not prove to have educated. State Senator Charleta B. Tavares (D-Columbus) issued the following statement in response:
 
July 31, 2018
On Monday, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed into law a bill sponsored by state Senators Charleta B. Tavares (D-Columbus) and John Eklund (R-Munson Township) to modernize Ohio's criminal justice system by providing more options for Ohio's non-violent offenders to get a second chance.
 
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