Today, state Senator Sandra Williams (D-Cleveland) provided sponsor testimony on Senate Bill 241 before the Ohio Senate Insurance and Financial Institutions. The bill aims to improve access to mental health services in Ohio.
On Friday, members of the Ohio Senate Democratic Caucus expressed their concern about the safety of youth in Ohio's juvenile detention facilities. Despite a recent state report touting positive outcomes, a recent U.S. Department of Justice survey found that Ohio has the highest percentage of youth reporting sexual abuse at any juvenile detention system in the country.
Today, the Ohio Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 68. The bill, which was sponsored by state Senator Sandra Williams, allows Ohioans who can't afford to pay the driver's license reinstatement fees to perform community service instead.
Senator Sandra Williams (D- Cleveland) has reintroduced legislation that restricts firearm access to those who pose an immediate threat to themselves or others. Senate Bill (SB) 19 establishes a legal process for temporarily removing firearms from the possession of people who display signs of being a danger to themselves or others.
Today, state Senator Sandra Williams (D-Cleveland) joined Governor Mike DeWine and state Senator Stephanie Kunze (R-Hilliard) at the signing of Senate Bill 30, which creates the Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission to honor the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage.
Today, state Senator Sandra Williams (D-Cleveland) gave sponsor testimony on Senate Bill 124, which will provide a $10 million appropriation each year to the Ohio Maritime Assistance Program. Maritime ports are a crucial point of contact between land and sea, and function as a place where goods are imported or exported to destinations within Ohio and across the country.
Today, the Ohio House unanimously passed legislation to create a statewide commission that will honor the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in 2020. Senate Bill 30, sponsored by state Senators Sandra Williams (D-Cleveland) and Stephanie Kunze (R-Hilliard), now awaits the Governor's signature.
Alianna's Alert, sponsored by state Senator Sandra Williams (D-Cleveland), will go into effect tomorrow, April 5, 2019. The law requires schools to call parents within 120 minutes of the start of the school day if their child has been marked absent.