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Vernon Sykes Legislation

Primary Sponsored Bills

Bill Title
S. B. No. 54 Establish the New African Immigrants Grant and Gift Fund
S. B. No. 105 Regards ADAMH boards; recovery housing residences
S. B. No. 107 Create Porsche Club license plate
S. B. No. 125 Create St. Vincent-St. Mary High School license plate
S. B. No. 141 Designate American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. Memorial Highway
S. B. No. 166 Allow certain minority business direct loans for working capital
S. B. No. 176 Allow child support orders for children over 18 with a disability
S. B. No. 187 Prohibit firearm possession with a domestic violence conviction
S. B. No. 188 Limit liability in regards to firearm hold agreements
S. B. No. 189 Authorize tax credit for handgun training and firearms storage
S. B. No. 210 Designates Ohio Black Media Week
S. B. No. 235 Designate Public Service Recognition Week

Cosponsored Bills

Bill Title
S. B. No. 16 Regards immunity from liability for donations of perishable food
H. B. No. 23 Enact FY 2024-2025 transportation budget
S. B. No. 24 Designate Sikh Awareness Month
H. B. No. 34 Excuse breast-feeding mothers from jury service
H. B. No. 35 Eliminate limitations period for certain sexual abuse claims
S. B. No. 37 Regards driver's license suspension law; financial responsibility
S. B. No. 39 Exempt certain baby products from sales and use tax
S. B. No. 43 Modify homestead exemption-surviving spouse of a disabled veteran
H. B. No. 50 Create mechanism to allow relief-collateral sanction for housing
S. B. No. 55 Require presidential primary election to be held in May
S. B. No. 56 Enter the Interstate Massage Compact (IMpact)
S. B. No. 57 Designate Ohio Stroke Awareness Month
H. B. No. 61 Designate James A. Garfield Day
S. B. No. 61 Cap cost sharing for prescription insulin drugs
S. B. No. 62 Designate Rutherford B. Hayes Day
S. B. No. 65 Designate Judge Nathaniel R. Jones Day
S. B. No. 66 Require schools to transmit student's records within 5 days
S. B. No. 69 Designate Ohio Doula Awareness Week
S. B. No. 74 Regards Treasurer of State and electronic payment of taxes
S. B. No. 75 Regards municipal creation of joint economic development district
S. B. No. 78 Restore local authority to regulate firearms-related conduct
S. B. No. 89 Enter the Cosmetology Licensure Compact
S. B. No. 90 Enter the Social Work Licensure Compact
S. B. No. 91 Regards fraud, waste, and abuse of public funds
S. B. No. 93 Regards doula services
S. B. No. 95 Authorize the operation of remote dispensing pharmacies
S. B. No. 99 Enact Sarah's Law regarding seizure action plans
S. B. No. 100 Prohibit installing tracking device or app without consent
S. B. No. 101 Abolish death penalty; modify juror challenges in certain cases
S. B. No. 104 Regards the College Credit Plus Program
S. B. No. 106 Regards workers' comp coverage for certain exposure testing
S. B. No. 109 Regards sex offenses, State Medical Board regulated persons
S. B. No. 111 Establish Urban Farmer Youth Initiative Pilot Program
S. B. No. 126 Regards noncompete provisions in certain health care contracts
S. B. No. 128 Require disclosure of the for-profit status of certain schools
S. B. No. 132 Enact the Ohio Fairness Act
S. B. No. 142 Designates Arab American Heritage Month
S. B. No. 146 Increase the state minimum wage
S. B. No. 154 Include Space Force in armed forces, armed and uniformed service
S. B. No. 160 Create the Equality Ohio license plate
H. B. No. 161 Eliminate spousal exceptions for certain sex offenses
S. B. No. 161 Create the Ohio NAACP license plate
S. B. No. 162 Regards academic intervention services
S. B. No. 164 Enact the Suicide Self-Defense Act
S. B. No. 173 Make election officials public service workers re:public records
S. B. No. 177 Establish and operate the Ohio Health Care Plan
S. B. No. 180 Provide unemployment benefits to striking workers
S. B. No. 186 Regards payment of property tax, sale of tax-foreclosed property
S. B. No. 195 Establish Ohio Ireland Trade Commission
S. B. No. 201 Put Supreme Court, appeals court candidate on nonpartisan ballot
S. B. No. 203 Regards mobile food service operation's fire code compliance
S. B. No. 204 Enact CROWN Act regarding hair texture and protective hair styles
S. B. No. 207 Designate Stillbirth Prevention Day
S. B. No. 208 To require a military exception in an open enrollment policy
S. B. No. 209 Regards lost or stolen firearms
S. B. No. 214 Allow human trafficking victim to expunge certain records
S. B. No. 219 Regards educator license grade bands
S. B. No. 225 Designate Veterans Suicide Awareness and Prevention Day
S. B. No. 231 Require system for anonymous reporting of wage discrimination
S. B. No. 233 Regards on-track equipment when approaching a railroad crossing
S. B. No. 252 Designate Peter and Sarah Fossett Memorial Bridge
S. B. No. 254 Designate the Brigid Kelly Norwood Lateral
S. B. No. 277 Regards higher ed accommodations for student election officials
S. B. No. 281 Regards info poster on benefits and services for veterans
S. B. No. 290 Create Dolly Parton's Imagination Library license plate

Primary Sponsored Resolutions

Resolution Title
S. R. No. 32 Honoring the Akron Woman's City Club on its One Hundredth Anniversary.
S. R. No. 94 Honoring the Archbishop Hoban High School boys basketball team as the 2023 Division I State Champion.
S. R. No. 95 Honoring the Buchtel Community Learning Center boys basketball team on winning the 2023 Division II State Championship.
S. R. No. 160 In memory of Thomas Charles Sawyer.
S. R. No. 270 Honoring Ronald Spears II as the top-ranked senator at the 2023 Boys Nation.
S. R. No. 282 Honoring the City of Ravenna on its Two Hundred Twenty-fifth Anniversary.
S. R. No. 290 Honoring the Akron-Summit County Public Library on its One Hundred Fiftieth Anniversary.
S. R. No. 298 Honoring The Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Ohio on its One Hundred Seventy-fifth Anniversary.
S. R. No. 363 Honoring the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library on its One Hundredth Anniversary.

Cosponsored Resolutions

Resolution Title
S. R. No. 3 In memory of Charles Frederick Horn.
S. R. No. 7 In memory of Steven Maurer.
S. R. No. 17 Honoring Dennis Waites on his retirement from CSRAB.
S. R. No. 20 In memory of Dan Ramos.
S. R. No. 27 Honoring Frank Strigari for outstanding service to the Ohio Senate.
S. R. No. 31 Authorizing Cleveland State University to use the Ohio Senate Chamber on March 16, 2023.
S. R. No. 34 In memory of Kent K. Smith.
S. R. No. 35 In memory of Representative Kristopher W. Jordan.
S. R. No. 43 In memory of William Frank Reineke, Sr.
S. R. No. 53 Honoring Michael J. O'Neill on his retirement from LSC.
S. R. No. 54 Honoring Dennis M. Papp for years of stalwart service to the Legislative Service Commission.
S. R. No. 55 In memory of Dr. Samuel Wallace Speck, Jr.
S. R. No. 117 Honoring the remarkable life of Lorraine Ann Barron.
S. R. No. 173 In memory of Richard L. Ditto
S. R. No. 191 Honoring Jeff Golon for thirty-five years of commendable service to the Ohio Legislative Service Commission.
S. R. No. 195 In memory of Scott R. Nein.
S. R. No. 196 Urge Congress to amend the Railway Safety Act of 2023
S. R. No. 201 Recognizing September 18-24, 2023, as Rail Safety Week in Ohio.
S. R. No. 213 Honoring Ross Miller on his retirement from the Ohio Legislative Service Commission.
S. R. No. 214 Condemn attacks against Israel; support Israel's people
S. R. No. 232 Honoring Chancellor Randy Gardner for exemplary service to the Ohio Department of Higher Education.
S. R. No. 257 Honor Bulgarian-American heritage in Ohio
S. R. No. 268 Authorizing the Ohio-West Virginia Youth Leadership Association to use the Ohio Senate Chamber and committee rooms on April 11-13, 2024.
S. R. No. 269 Permitting the use of the Ohio Senate Chamber and hearing rooms by the Western Ohio National Speech and Debate Association on March 18, 2024.
S. R. No. 285 In memory of Stanley J. Aronoff.
S. R. No. 291 In memory of Theodore M. Gray, Jr.
S. R. No. 306 In memory of Charles Frederick Kurfess.
S. R. No. 315 Recognizing the Month of the Military Child in Ohio, April 2024.
S. R. No. 319 In memory of Brigid Kelly.
S. R. No. 343 In memory of Carolyn Jean Prentiss.
S. R. No. 359 To urge the Congress of the United States to enact the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.
S. R. No. 362 In memory of Shirley A. Huffman.
S. R. No. 385 Honoring Michael A. Rulli for his exemplary service to the Ohio Senate.
S. C. R. No. 4 Adopt the Legislative Code of Ethics
S. C. R. No. 5 Support Ohio Commission for the United States Semiquincentennial
H. C. R. No. 6 Urge Congress to repeal Windfall Elimination
S. C. R. No. 8 Urge federal govt reduce processing time-veteran disability claim
S. C. R. No. 9 Urge Congress support military, veteran mental health treatment
S. J. R. No. 3 CA: Permit Election Day voter registration and voting