Ohio Senate Unanimously Rejects Amendment to Limit ODH Powers


COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--The Ohio Senate Wednesday unanimously rejected an amendment that would have limited the powers of new stay-at-home orders from Ohio Department of Health Director, Dr. Amy Acton.

The proposal would have maximized stay-at-home orders at 14 days without legislative approval. The Ohio House approved the amendment to Senate Bill 1 two weeks ago, mostly along party lines, with majority Republicans voting in favor.

Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder told 610-WTVN's Mark Blazor that based on the original vote, the chamber would have needed two additional votes in the House to override a veto from Governor Mike DeWine.

Householder says he doesn't understand why legislators would vote against legislative oversight.