General Assembly overrides Gov. DeWine’s veto, allowing lawmakers to reject health orders


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After Governor DeWine chose to veto Senate Bill 22, a bill that would allow lawmakers to reject health orders, the Senate voted 23-10 to override the veto. The Bill then went to the House, who voted 63-35 to put the law into effect.

The law will now allowed lawmakers to reject or modify any state health order issued immediately. This will allow the legislature to extend or end states of emergencies in Ohio.

The bill will go into effect around June and the Senate President says if health orders are still in place, they may be able to act on them, according to a Tweet from WCMH reporter Adrienne Robbins.

During the course of the Covid-19 pandemic, lawmakers and Ohioans have argued many of the governor’s health orders are stepping over the line as he attempts to slow the spread of the virus.