(11-23-20) Governor Mike DeWine is not happy at all with the Ohio legislature after passing Senate Bill 311 (already passed the house). The vote has been very partisan – 2020-11-19 – House – House Passed (Y: 58 N: 32 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
The Governor says he will veto it, Republicans feel they have enough votes to override it, they need 60 votes to override a veto in the House and 20 in the Senate.
DeWine said his concerns come from health officials –
“Health experts have told me that this bill should not become law. They have told me that this bill would be a disaster.”
DeWine feels he needs to have control over the situation –
“This bill would make Ohio slow to respond to a crisis. It would take tools away from this governor or future governors It would put the lives of Ohioans in jeopardy. This bill is a disaster,”
SB 311 would ban the Governor and Ohio Department of Health from issuing mandatory quarantine orders enforced against people who are not diagnosed as sick or directly exposed to disease.
It would not void the current existing statewide orders, including the three-week 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew, a renewed statewide mask mandate, and a “stay-at-home” order that happened last spring.
As passed by the House on 11-19-20 –