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January 26, 2022 Antonio Commends Passage of Bill to Allow Solar Panels in Condominiums
Today, state Senator Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) announced the Senate's passage of Substitute Senate Bill 61, her bill to strengthen a number of consumer protection provisions for condominium owners and makes changes to the law regarding solar panel installation in condo properties and planned communities.
December 20, 2021 Antonio Announces State Investments in Cleveland and Brook Park Businesses
Today, state Senator Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) announced the state Controlling Board approved several items containing contracts for businesses in Cleveland and Brook Park.
December 15, 2021 Antonio Statement on Senate Passage of Permitless Carry Bill
Today, state Senator Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) released the following statement after the Senate passage of Senate Bill 215, which would remove almost all requirements to carry a concealed weapon in Ohio:
December 8, 2021 Antonio Applauds Passage of American Rescue Plan Funding
Today, state Senator Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) applauded the Senate's passage of Substitute House Bill 169, legislation to appropriate $4.18 billion in federal Covid-19 relief funding for schools, childcare, health care and law enforcement, including approximately $2.3 billion from the American Rescue Plan.
December 8, 2021 Antonio Commends Unanimous Senate Concurrence on Esther's Law
Today, state Senator Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) announced the Senate's unanimous concurrence on Senate Bill 58. S. B. 58, known as Esther's Law and joint sponsored by Senators Antonio and Andrew Brenner (R-Delaware), aims to mitigate instances of elder abuse and neglect in long-term care facilities by permitting electronic monitoring of residents' rooms.
November 19, 2021 Antonio Statement on Unanimous House Passage of Esther's Law
Today, state Senator Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) released the following statement after the unanimous passage of Senate Bill 58, Esther's Law, by the House of Representatives. The bill, joint-sponsored by Senators Antonio and Andrew Brenner (R-Delaware), aims to mitigate instances of elder abuse and neglect in long-term care facilities by permitting electronic monitoring of residents' rooms.
November 16, 2021 Antonio Condemns Senate Passage of Republican Congressional Map
Antonio Condemns Senate Passage of Republican Congressional Map
 
Today, state Senator Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) released the following statement after the Senate passed Senate Bill 258, a congressional district map that continues to gerrymander Ohio's communities, on a party-line vote:
November 8, 2021 Antonio Announces Relief Funds to Support Adult Day and Senior Centers
Today, state Senator Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) announced that three adult day and senior centers in Parma and Cleveland will be awarded CARES Act relief funding to support nutrition services, including home-delivered and congregate meals, and to assist with the purchase of Covid-19 personal protective equipment.
October 20, 2021 Antonio Statement on Gender-Affirming Health Care Ban
Today, state Senator Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) released the following statement in response to the introduction of House Bill 454, which would ban gender-affirming health care for minors.
October 7, 2021 Antonio, Fedor Introduce Legislation to Create Universal Health Care System in Ohio
Today, state Senators Teresa Fedor (D-Toledo) and Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) introduced Senate Bill 253, the Ohio Health Care Plan (OHCP). This legislation will provide universal, single-payer access to quality health care, dental care and vision services.
September 29, 2021 Antonio Condemns Abortion "Trigger Ban"
Today, state Senator and Assistant Minority Leader Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) issued the following statement condemning Senate Bill 123, the so-called "trigger ban" legislation that would automatically outlaw all abortions in Ohio if the U.S. Supreme Court were to overturn Roe v. Wade. The bill, which had its first hearing in the Senate Health Committee today, does not contain any exceptions for rape or incest.
September 29, 2021 Antonio Statement on Passing of Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Nancy McDonnell
Today, state Senator and Assistant Minority Leader Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) released a statement following the passing of longtime Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Nancy McDonnell.
August 31, 2021 Antonio Denounces Lawsuit to Overturn Federal LGBTQ Discrimination Protections
Today, state Senator Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) sent a letter to Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost in response to the announcement that Yost has joined 19 Republican attorneys general from other states in suing to halt the U.S. Department of Education and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's directives expanding federal sex discrimination protections to the LGBTQ community.
July 22, 2021 Antonio Statement on Federal Charges Against FirstEnergy
Today, state Senator and Assistant Minority Leader Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) released the following statement after FirstEnergy was charged with conspiracy to commit honest services wire fraud in connection with the $60 million alleged bribery scheme involving former House Speaker Larry Householder and House Bill 6 of the 133rd General Assembly:
July 16, 2021 Antonio, Maharath Urge DeWine to Ban Conversion Therapy
Today, state Senators Tina Maharath (D-Canal Winchester) and Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) sent a letter to Governor DeWine urging him to follow the leadership of Minnesota Governor Tim Walz (DFL-MIN) and issue an executive order to make Ohio the 22nd state in the country to ban the discredited practice of conversion therapy.
June 28, 2021 Senator Antonio Votes In Support of State Budget
Today, state Senator Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) voted in favor of House Bill 110, the state operating budget for fiscal years 2022-2023.
June 10, 2021 House Passes Antonio, Manning Bill Improving Stroke Treatment and Care
Today, state Senators Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) and Nathan H. Manning (R-Munson Township) announced the House's unanimous passage of Senate Bill 21, which requires the State Board of Emergency Medical, Fire, and Transportation Services to develop statewide guidelines for the assessment, triage, and transport to hospitals of stroke patients in partnership with Ohio's health leaders.
June 9, 2021 Antonio Announces Vote Against Senate's Version of State Budget
Today, state Senator and Assistant Minority Leader Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) announced that she voted against House Bill 110, the state operating budget. All members of the Democratic Caucus joined in opposition.
May 19, 2021 Antonio, Brenner Commend Passage of Esther's Law
Antonio, Brenner Commend Passage of Esther's Law
 
Today, state Senators Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) and Andrew O. Brenner (R-Powell) announced the Senate's unanimous passage of Senate Bill 58, Esther's Law. S. B. 58 aims to mitigate instances of elder abuse and neglect in long-term care facilities by permitting electronic monitoring of residents' rooms.
April 22, 2021 Antonio Commends Passage of Bill to Protect Permanent Supportive Housing
State Senators Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) and Bob Hackett (R-London) announced the Senate's concurrence this week to House changes on Senate Bill 57, which will protect and reinforce the precedent of exempting Permanent Supportive Housing from property taxes in the State of Ohio.
March 24, 2021 Antonio Commends Passage of Transportation Budget
Antonio Commends Passage of Transportation Budget
 
Today, Assistant Minority Leader and state Senator Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) commended the Ohio Senate's passage of House Bill 74, the state's two-year transportation budget.
March 19, 2021 Antonio Receives Covid-19 Vaccine in Lakewood
Today, state Senator Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at Discount Drug Mart in Lakewood. During her visit, Antonio received a walk-through of the pharmacy chain's process by which they administer the Covid-19 vaccine throughout Northeast Ohio, including vaccine storage.
March 17, 2021 Antonio Commends Passage of Covid-19 Relief Bills
Today, Senator Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) applauded the Senate passage of Senate Bills 108, 109 and 110, which address the financial impact of Covid-19 in the state of Ohio.
March 17, 2021 Antonio, Schaffer ReIntroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Patient Care, Reduce Nurse Fatigue and Poor Staffing
This week, state Senators Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) and Tim Schaffer (R-Lancaster) introduced bipartisan legislation to improve patient care by ensuring nurses are not coerced or forced into working mandatory overtime.
March 4, 2021 Antonio Announces Bipartisan, Bicameral Effort to Pass the Ohio Fairness Act
Today, state Sen. Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) announced the most robust bipartisan and bicameral reintroduction of the Ohio Fairness Act, legislation to prohibit discrimination of LGBTQ+ Ohioans.