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March 4, 2020 Antonio Announces Bipartisan Bill to End Death Penalty
Antonio Announces Bipartisan Bill to End Death Penalty
 
Today, state Sen. Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) held a press conference to announce bipartisan legislation to abolish the death penalty and replace it with life without parole.
February 12, 2020 Diabetes Legislation from Antonio and Craig Passes Senate Committee
Diabetes Legislation from Antonio and Craig Passes Senate Committee
 
Today, state Senators Hearcel Craig (D-Columbus) and Nickie J. Antonio (D- Lakewood) announced that three of the five bills that make up their Insulin Affordability Act were voted out of the Senate Health, Human Service & Medicaid Committee. The three bills that passed committee today include Senate Bill 230 and Senate Resolution 406, which establish Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) Day, and Senate Concurrent Resolution 7 to encourage Asian Americans to be screened for type 2 diabetes. All three bills passed unanimously.
January 29, 2020 Sens. Antonio & Brenner testify on Esther's Law
Sens. Antonio & Brenner testify on Esther's Law
 
Today, state Sens. Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) and Andrew O. Brenner (R-Powell) provided sponsor testimony on Senate Bill 255, "Esther's Law." This legislation would permit a resident of a long-term care facility to conduct electronic monitoring of their room.
January 16, 2020 Antonio To Deliver State of the District
Antonio To Deliver State of the District
 
State Senator Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) will give her annual State of the District address to discuss issues affecting the community such as health care, education and transportation on Saturday, February 1 at 11 am in Parma, Ohio. This presentation to the public will include an update on Antonio's work at the Statehouse since the beginning of the 133rd General Assembly, and a Q&A period.
December 17, 2019 Sen. Antonio and Rep. Brent Introduce Bill to Allow Private Cameras in Nursing Homes
This week, state Senator Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) and state Representative Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) introduced companion legislation to allow residents of facilities such as nursing homes and assisted living facilities to set up a video recording device in their room. The resident's family could also provide consent if the resident is not capable of doing so. The goal is to mitigate elder abuse in Ohio.
December 5, 2019 Cuyahoga County Lawmakers Concerned About State's Decision to Revoke Funding for HIV/STIs
Today, Democratic lawmakers from the Cleveland-area responded to the loss of the Cleveland Department of Health's $1.5 million grant aimed at preventing and controlling the spread of HIV and sexually transmitted diseases in Region 3. The Cleveland delegation shares their deep concern for the danger this presents to individuals benefitting from these programs, and they request continued communication from the Ohio Department of Health.
November 13, 2019 Antonio and Lehner's Legislation to Prohibit Shackling Pregnant Inmates Passes Senate
Antonio and Lehner's Legislation to Prohibit Shackling Pregnant Inmates Passes Senate
 
Today, state Sens. Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) and Peggy Lehner (R-Kettering) announced the unanimous passage of Senate Bill 18. SB 18 would protect Ohioans by prohibiting law enforcement, court or corrections officials from knowingly restraining a pregnant inmate during the entirety of her pregnancy, including transport and up to six weeks of postpartum recovery.
November 13, 2019 Antonio and O'Brien Testify on Bill Ending the Statute of Limitations and Spousal Exemptions for Rape
Antonio and O'Brien Testify on Bill Ending the Statute of Limitations and Spousal Exemptions for Rape
 
Today, the Ohio Senate held its first hearing on Senate Bill 162, which would eliminate criminal and civil statutes of limitations for rape. If passed, the bill would also close the existing loophole that permits spousal rape. State Sens. Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) and Sean J. O'Brien (D-Bazetta), who sponsored the bill, testified on the need to modernize Ohio's law.
November 9, 2019 Antonio & Skindell Dedicate I-90 West in Cleveland in Honor of Ohio's 64th Governor, Richard F. Celeste
Antonio & Skindell Dedicate I-90 West in Cleveland in Honor of Ohio's 64th Governor, Richard F. Celeste
 
Today at a ceremony at Lakewood High School, State Senator Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) and State Representative Michael J. Skindell (D-Lakewood) dedicated a portion of I-90 West in Cleveland the "Governor Richard F. Celeste Highway." The naming is a result of an amendment sponsored by Antonio and Skindell to Senate Bill 86, passed at the end of 2018.
November 5, 2019 Senate Democrats Oppose Latest Attacks on Abortion
Senate Democrats Oppose Latest Attacks on Abortion
 
Today, Republicans in the Ohio Senate Health committee voted to advance two anti-abortion bills which the medical community say are based on false claims and misinformation.
October 31, 2019 Antonio Applauds Senate Leadership Decision to Stream Committees
Antonio Applauds Senate Leadership Decision to Stream Committees
 
Today, Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof (R-Medina) and Minority Leader Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) announced that the Ohio Channel will stream and archive all Senate standing committees starting January 2020. State Senator Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) released the following statement:
October 31, 2019 Antonio Raises Concerns About CareSource and Walgreens Cutting Ties
Antonio Raises Concerns About CareSource and Walgreens Cutting Ties
 
Today, state Sen. Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) sent a letter to Ohio Department of Medicaid Director Maureen Corcoran raising concerns about the possibility of CareSource and Walgreens ending their contract.
October 30, 2019 Democratic women lawmakers call for action on bills to combat domestic violence
Democratic women lawmakers call for action on bills to combat domestic violence
 
"I am pleased to be a part of this collaborative effort by members of the Ohio Democratic Women's Legislative Caucus, which includes multiple pieces of important, commonsense legislation to prevent and combat domestic violence," said Sen. Nickie Antonio (D-Lakewood). "Senate Bills 43 and 146 will make a positive change and impact the lives of domestic violence survivors."
October 23, 2019 Antonio's Naloxone Without Prescription Training Bill Passes Senate Unanimously
Antonio's Naloxone Without Prescription Training Bill Passes Senate Unanimously
 
Today, state Sen. Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) announced the unanimous passage of her legislation to help save lives by training pharmacists that they can dispense the overdose-reversing drug naloxone without a prescription.
October 11, 2019 Antonio Leads Roundtable Discussion on Women-Owned Businesses
Antonio Leads Roundtable Discussion on Women-Owned Businesses
 
This week, Senator Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) held a roundtable discussion to address the unique concerns of women-owned businesses and to strategize about potential legislative solutions.
August 27, 2019 Antonio Calls on Yost to Denounce Discrimination, Work to Pass Better Protections for LGBTQ Ohioans
Antonio Calls on Yost to Denounce Discrimination, Work to Pass Better Protections for LGBTQ Ohioans
 
Today, state Sen. Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) sent a letter to Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, condemning his decision to take an anti-LGBTQ position in a case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.
July 18, 2019 Antonio Pleased by Governor's Health Care Vetoes
Antonio Pleased by Governor's Health Care Vetoes
 
Today, Governor Mike DeWine signed Ohio's two-year budget bill, after making 25 line-item vetoes. State Senator Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) released the following statement addressing the governor's health care vetoes:
July 17, 2019 Antonio Comments on Final Version of State Budget
Antonio Comments on Final Version of State Budget
 
Today, the Ohio Senate gave its final approval to House Bill 166, the state's two-year, $69 billion budget bill.
June 20, 2019 Antonio, Democrats Praise Passage of State Budget Bill
Antonio, Democrats Praise Passage of State Budget Bill
 
Today, the Ohio Senate unanimously passed the state's two-year, $69 billion budget bill, House Bill 166.
June 20, 2019 Senator Antonio Comments on Passage of State Budget
Senator Antonio Comments on Passage of State Budget
 
Today, the Ohio Senate passed the state's two-year, $69 billion budget bill, House Bill 166.
June 18, 2019 Sen. Antonio, Rep. Crossman to introduce jail oversight and accountability reform legislation
Sen. Antonio, Rep. Crossman to introduce jail oversight and accountability reform legislation
 
State Rep. Jeff Crossman (D-Parma) and state Sen. Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) today unveiled a legislative proposal to increase accountability for compliance with jail standards across Ohio.
June 7, 2019 Democrats Seek to End Statute of Limitations and Spousal Exemptions for Rape
Democrats Seek to End Statute of Limitations and Spousal Exemptions for Rape
 
Today, state Senators Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) and Sean J. O'Brien (D-Bazetta), along with House Assistant Minority Leader Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus) and State Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron), will introduce legislation to modernize Ohio's rape code. This legislation would eliminate both the statute of limitations for sex crimes and spousal exemptions for rape, sexual battery and other sexual offenses.
June 6, 2019 Antonio, Crossman respond to governor's proposed changes at Cuyahoga County Jail
Antonio, Crossman respond to governor's proposed changes at Cuyahoga County Jail
 
State Sen. Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) and state Rep. Jeff Crossman (D-Parma) today issued the following statements after the governor announced several proposed changes Thursday to address growing concerns regarding the Cuyahoga County Jail:
May 31, 2019 Senator Antonio Applauds Parma Schools for Receiving Summer Learning Grant
Senator Antonio Applauds Parma Schools for Receiving Summer Learning Grant
 
Today, Cox Communications is awarding the Parma City School District a $12,000 Cox Charities Community grant. Cox Charities, the company's charitable giving initiative, supports afterschool and summer learning programs focusing on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) learning. A special ceremony, attended by Superintendent Dr. Charles Smialek, Senator Nickie J. Antonio and Representative Bride Rose Sweeney, was held at Cox's corporate offices in Parma.
May 8, 2019 Antonio Pleased with GM Investment in Parma
Antonio Pleased with GM Investment in Parma
 
Today, General Motors announced that they are expanding operations in Ohio at locations in Parma, Moraine and Toledo. State Senator Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood), who represents Parma, released the following statement: