Senate District 23
Nickie J. Antonio
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.
October 31, 2019
Today, Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof (R-Medina) and Minority Leader Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) announced that the Ohio Channel will stream and archive all Senate standing committees starting January 2020. State Senator Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) released the following statement:
October 30, 2019
"I am pleased to be a part of this collaborative effort by members of the Ohio Democratic Women's Legislative Caucus, which includes multiple pieces of important, commonsense legislation to prevent and combat domestic violence," said Sen. Nickie Antonio (D-Lakewood). "Senate Bills 43 and 146 will make a positive change and impact the lives of domestic violence survivors."
October 23, 2019
Today, state Sen. Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) announced the unanimous passage of her legislation to help save lives by training pharmacists that they can dispense the overdose-reversing drug naloxone without a prescription.
October 11, 2019
This week, Senator Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) held a roundtable discussion to address the unique concerns of women-owned businesses and to strategize about potential legislative solutions.
August 27, 2019
Today, state Sen. Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) sent a letter to Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, condemning his decision to take an anti-LGBTQ position in a case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court. 
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