Two Controversial Bills Stall in Ohio Senate

COLUMBUS, Ohio (24-7 News)--Two controversial bills that are under consideration in the Ohio Senate, that passed in the Ohio House, had different results on Thursday.

The Senate passed a revised version of the so-called "stand your ground" bill. The house version eliminates the "duty to retreat" provision in the use of deadly force, but the senate version returns that.

That means the bill goes back to the Ohio House so the differences can be worked out.

The Senate did not take up the "heartbeat bill", that bans abortions in Ohio after the first fetal heartbeat, usually six weeks into a  pregnancy.

That bill got held up in committee, with the chairman there putting the legislation aside.

Governor John Kasich had threatened a veto of both bills in their original form.

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