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End of Year Legislative Wrap Up

December 07, 2021 9:55 AM | Anonymous

The 134th Ohio General Assembly remains highly active during the last few weeks of 2021—attempting to finalize priority legislation prior to the new year and the beginning of the second half of the current legislative biennium (2021-22).

Already this year we have seen the Ohio House and Senate pass the state’s $75B+ biennial budget bill (HB 110), in addition to tackling other issues such as those related to the COVID-19 Pandemic, and Legislative Redistricting.  And among other bills related to education, the legislature approved (and the Governor signed) SB 1—which requires students entering 9th grade for the first time next school year to receive ½ unit of instruction in financial literacy as part of an elective or math course.                

Prior to the upcoming holiday recess, we expect the legislature to finalize SB 229—which would extend the ability of Ohio schools to offer blended or remote learning options to students for the 2021-22 school year.  In addition, we expect the legislature to imminently finalize SB 166—a bill Ohio ACTE has advocated which proposes to incentivize work based learning and driver’s education for high school students.  Last, policymakers are also developing legislation that allocates hundreds of millions of dollars in federal relief from the American Rescue Plan Act (recently passed by Congress).  Ohio ACTE leadership will continue to update Ohio ACTE members as these pieces of legislation get finalized in the coming days.  

- by Will Vorys, Attorney,  Dickinson Wright LLC, Ohio ACTE Legislative Counsel

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