Senate District 23
Nickie J. Antonio
 
 
February 12, 2020
Today, state Senators Hearcel Craig (D-Columbus) and Nickie J. Antonio (D- Lakewood) announced that three of the five bills that make up their Insulin Affordability Act were voted out of the Senate Health, Human Service & Medicaid Committee. The three bills that passed committee today include Senate Bill 230 and Senate Resolution 406, which establish Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) Day, and Senate Concurrent Resolution 7 to encourage Asian Americans to be screened for type 2 diabetes. All three bills passed unanimously.
 
January 29, 2020
Today, state Sens. Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) and Andrew O. Brenner (R-Powell) provided sponsor testimony on Senate Bill 255, "Esther's Law." This legislation would permit a resident of a long-term care facility to conduct electronic monitoring of their room.
 
January 16, 2020
State Senator Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) will give her annual State of the District address to discuss issues affecting the community such as health care, education and transportation on Saturday, February 1 at 11 am in Parma, Ohio. This presentation to the public will include an update on Antonio's work at the Statehouse since the beginning of the 133rd General Assembly, and a Q&A period.
 
December 17, 2019
This week, state Senator Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) and state Representative Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) introduced companion legislation to allow residents of facilities such as nursing homes and assisted living facilities to set up a video recording device in their room. The resident's family could also provide consent if the resident is not capable of doing so. The goal is to mitigate elder abuse in Ohio.
 
December 5, 2019
Today, Democratic lawmakers from the Cleveland-area responded to the loss of the Cleveland Department of Health's $1.5 million grant aimed at preventing and controlling the spread of HIV and sexually transmitted diseases in Region 3. The Cleveland delegation shares their deep concern for the danger this presents to individuals benefitting from these programs, and they request continued communication from the Ohio Department of Health.
 
November 13, 2019
Today, the Ohio Senate held its first hearing on Senate Bill 162, which would eliminate criminal and civil statutes of limitations for rape. If passed, the bill would also close the existing loophole that permits spousal rape. State Sens. Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) and Sean J. O'Brien (D-Bazetta), who sponsored the bill, testified on the need to modernize Ohio's law.
 
November 13, 2019
Today, state Sens. Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) and Peggy Lehner (R-Kettering) announced the unanimous passage of Senate Bill 18. SB 18 would protect Ohioans by prohibiting law enforcement, court or corrections officials from knowingly restraining a pregnant inmate during the entirety of her pregnancy, including transport and up to six weeks of postpartum recovery.
 
November 9, 2019
Today at a ceremony at Lakewood High School, State Senator Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) and State Representative Michael J. Skindell (D-Lakewood) dedicated a portion of I-90 West in Cleveland the "Governor Richard F. Celeste Highway." The naming is a result of an amendment sponsored by Antonio and Skindell to Senate Bill 86, passed at the end of 2018.
 
November 5, 2019
Today, Republicans in the Ohio Senate Health committee voted to advance two anti-abortion bills which the medical community say are based on false claims and misinformation.
 
October 31, 2019
Today, state Sen. Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) sent a letter to Ohio Department of Medicaid Director Maureen Corcoran raising concerns about the possibility of CareSource and Walgreens ending their contract.
 
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