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Kasich Signs Two Bills

COLUMBUS – Today Governor John R. Kasich signed the following bills into law:

  • Am. Sub. SB 260 (Coley) makes capital reappropriations for the biennium ending June 30, 2018.
  • Sub. HB 294 (Patmon, Conditt) requires the Department of Health to ensure that state funds and certain federal funds are not used either to perform or promote nontherapeutic abortions, or to contract or affiliate with any entity that performs or promotes nontherapeutic abortions; provide for health departments and WIC clinics to determine presumptive eligibility for pregnant women and children; and allocates existing funding within the Ohio Department of Health's budget to the Ohio Association of Community Health Centers for safe sleep, birth spacing, and smoking cessation initiatives.