Today, the Ohio Senate passed an amended version of House Bill 228. The controversial legislation, which before it was amended would have made Ohio a Stand-Your-Ground state, now primarily changes burden of proof standards in cases of self-defense and further limits cities' ability to regulate firearms.
Today the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision on the Janus vs. AFSCME case, stating that public-sector unions' fair share fees, collected from employees who decline to join a union but still benefit from their negotiations, are unconstitutional. The decision will essentially bring "right to work" to public sector workers across America.
Ohio state Senator Sandra Williams (D-Cleveland) issued the following statement in response:
Today, state Senators Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman) and Sandra Williams (D-Cleveland) gave sponsor testimony before the Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee on Senate Bill 278, the so-called red flag bill.
State Senator Sandra Williams (D- Cleveland) applauds the Ohio Senate for passing Senate Bill 116. Joint-sponsored by Senator LaRose (R-Hudson), Senate Bill 116 permits an individual who has to quit work to accompany the individual's spouse on a military transfer to be eligible for unemployment compensation benefits.
Today, Senator Williams applauds the Ohio State Senate for the favorable passage (33-0) of Senate Bill 82, known as the Alianna Alert. After over a year of hearings and testimony, Senate Bill 82 received bipartisan support and the legislation will now move to the House of Representatives.
State Senators Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman) and Sandra Williams (D-Cleveland) announced at a press conference today that they will introduce red flag legislation to help make communities safer by preventing gun-related deaths. Senators Schiavoni and Williams were joined by activists from Moms Demand Action, which supports the legislation.
Today, State Senator Sandra Williams (D-Cleveland) applauded the Ohio Senate's passage of the state's Capital Budget, which includes $20,549,500 for Cuyahoga County community projects, $14,100,000 of which are in Ohio's 21st Senate District.
Columbus - Today, state Senator Sandra Williams (D-Cleveland), along with state Representatives Janine Boyd (D-Cleveland Heights) and Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland), hosted the Third Annual Energy Assistance Expo to provide resources to residents of Cleveland who need assistance with their energy bills.
Cleveland-Today, State Senator Sandra Williams (D-Cleveland) hosted a holiday food giveaway at the Glenville Elks Lodge in Cleveland, where she provided food to residents of her senate district who are in need of assistance.
COLUMBUS— Senator Sandra Williams has introduced two pieces of legislation, Senate Bill 196 and Senate Bill 197 to combat bullying in the State of Ohio. The first bill, SB 197, will require a tiered disciplinary procedure for harassment, intimidation or bullying in school and to make willful harassment, intimidation or bullying of another student a minor misdemeanor under certain circumstances.