On May 7th the Senate version of the Ohio Sovereignty Resolution (SCR-13) was introduced with two primary sponsors; Senators Timothy Grendell and Keith Faber, and six co-sponsors; Senators Gibbs, Buehrer, Cates, Hughes, Schuler, and Schuring. The resolution has been assigned to the Senate Reference Committee who will either send it directly to the floor or to a standing committee for consideration.
On May 13th there was a hearing on the House version of the Ohio Sovereignty Resolution (HCR-11) before the State Government Committee. Representatives Kris Jordan and Jarrod Martin gave testimony in favor of the resolution; however, no public testimony was allowed. As of the print deadline, another hearing on the House version has not yet been scheduled.
Ohio joins 35 other states to consider this type of resolution. Thus far eight states: Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, Missouri, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina and South Dakota have passed a similar resolution in at least one chamber of their respective legislatures.
Please consider contacting your Ohio Senate and House representative to let them know how you feel about the resolution. You can locate your senator and representative information at legislature.state.oh.us. More information can be found at the Ohio Freedom Alliance’s website at OhioFreedom.com.