COLUMBUS— On Wednesday, State Senator Steve Huffman (R-Tipp City) announced the Senate's passage of Senate Bill 22, legislation which provides additional legislative oversight for public health orders in response to executive actions taken during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The bill would establish the bi-partisan, bicameral Ohio Health Oversight and Advisory Committee. The Committee would provide legislative oversight regarding actions taken by the Governor and the Ohio Department of Health during a statewide public health emergency.
"This bill restores reasonable checks and balances that are crucial to the functioning of our government," said Senator Steve Huffman, who co-sponsored the bill. "It is important for the people to have a voice, and for the General Assembly to truly be able to represent their voice from district to district, across the state."