UPDATED: Ohio General Assembly introduces emergency fix for Shockwave error
[UPDATE: This article originally only covered the introduction of a bill in the Senate. The House has also introduced a companion bill, HB 86.]
Thanks to BFA volunteers personally working with legislators for weeks, a fix for the Shockwave error has finally been introduced.
Senate Bill 53 seeks to correct the drafting error made by the Legislative Services Commission in the final version of HB 228, which passed in late 2018. A hearing is taking place today in the Government Oversight & Reform Committee. BFA is testifying in support of SB 53.
The bill includes an emergency clause, which means that it will become effective immediately upon signing by the Governor rather than after the usual 90 days.
A companion bill will be introduced in the House in short order. A hearing will take place on this bill, which is currently scheduled for Wednesday.
We will continue to keep you updated as this issue progresses.