OHIO – GOP Lawmakers told Dewine over the past weeks that they would put authority in check after he refused to back down health orders and health emergency home orders. Now they have proved that.
House and Senate both overrode Dewines veto today pushing though SB22. Bill SB 22 would give lawmakers a say in emergency orders and health orders, like mask mandates, stay at home orders, and closing of schools. Some legislators say that this is patching a hole in the shortcomings of law in Ohio.
Bill’s sponsor Sen. Rob McColley said before vote today, Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time for us to stand up for the legislative branch. It’s time for us to reassert ourselves as a separate and co-equal branch of government here in the state of Ohio.”
The Bill would also stop Governor from reintroducing orders over and over, that a cool down period of 60 increments.
Dewine sent a statement after veto that says, “”At precisely the times that government must act with focus and resolve making immediate, decisive, gut-wrenching, and often unpopular decisions, SB 22 flings the Courthouse doors wide open for immediate judicial intervention.”
The override passed both the house and senate by a large majority. The bill will take effect in 90 days.