Ohio voters will decide a critical constitutional issue during a special election on August 8 2023, with possible implications for two more expected Constitutional amendment ballot measures that are likely to appear at the November 7, 2023 general election.
Tracked House Bills – May 2023
Tracked Senate Bills – May 2023
Republican legislators circulated a discharge petition, a procedural mechanism that brings legislation or a resolution straight to the chamber floor and bypasses the traditional committee structure, to force a House floor vote on House Joint Resolution 1. Fifty legislators must sign a discharge petition to move something from committee to the floor.
In the Senate, S.B. 83 (Cirino) would overhaul Ohio’s higher education system. The legislation requires Ohio’s universities and colleges to guarantee intellectual diversity in the classroom and among faculty; free speech protections; no required diversity equity or inclusion courses or training for students; and full syllabus transparency.