Governor Vetoes Effort to Curtail Authority Over Health Orders


COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--Governor Mike DeWine on Tuesday followed through on a promise, and vetoed a piece of legislation meant to curb his power to issue health orders for the state.

DeWine issued the veto for Senate Bill 22, which would have given the state legislature the authority to either change or revoke health orders issued by the Governor.

DeWine says the legislation went beyond that, and would have affected a local health department's ability to protect the public from serious health emergencies.

There are indications that there will be an effort in the Ohio Senate to override the Governor's veto, which would require 20 of the chamber's 33 votes. A veto would also require 60 votes in the 99-member Ohio House.