HB 512 UPDATE
FROM MELANIE ELSEY, CHEO LEGISLATIVE LIAISON
For the past few days there have been multiple reports in print media that HB512 has stalled, been shelved, etc. Today’s report in the Akron Beacon Journal specifically referenced opposition to the bill by home educating parents across the state. It was a constructive reference to reasons legislators carefully considered not supporting the measure.
Please note that these reports suggest that the bill is dormant…for now. But, GAO Committee Chairman Lou Blessing stated in the article that there is a small chance the bill could be revived in the post-election lame duck session. Between the election in November and December 31, the General Assembly will be finishing their legislative work and technically the bill could be revived at that point. CHEO will continue to monitor this specific legislation and will let you know if HB512 experiences renewed interest. For now, we are thankful that this bill is not actively being pursued.
We want to express our sincere appreciation to everyone who took the time to understand the issues in HB512…and then respectfully communicated with elected officials through various means. Your concern for educational freedoms in our state is greatly respected by everyone on the CHEO Leadership team. It is our pleasure to continue serving you and your families throughout the year.
Link for Akron Beacon Journal Article: https://www.ohio.com/…/ohio-shelves-proposal-to-put-ohio-de…