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2 HEALTH CARE
Autism Prohibits health insurers from * Attended 2nd and 3rd
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excluding coverage for specified House HC Access &
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Affordability
an autism spectrum disorder. to discuss counter-
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proposal
Colorectal Examinations Requires

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certain health care plans to provide * Attended Sponsor House Insurance
4 HB 56 benefits for colorectal examinations Brian Paul Pending
testimony Committee
and laboratory tests for cancer.
Ovarian Cancer Examinations To
require certain health care insurers House

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5 HB 136 and plans, including the state's Brian Paul Healthcare Pending
Medicaid program, to offer to provide Committee
benefits for ovarian cancer screening
examinations.
Universal Coverage To establish and
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operate the Ohio Health Care Plan to
6 HB 159 provide universal health care coverage Brian Paul Healthcare Pending
to all Ohio residents. Committee

DIABETES Require certain health care


policies, contracts, agreements, and
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plans to provide benefits for *Attended Committee


7 HB 81 equipment, supplies, and medication Brian Paul Committee, Pending Pending
Hearings
for the diagnosis, treatment and in House
management of diabetes and self-
management education. 
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Mental Health Parity To prohibit
discrimination in health care policies,
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contracts, and agreements in the
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and treatment of mental illnesses and Aging Committee
substance abuse or addiction
conditions.
HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAMS To
create a health insurance program
that allows municipal corporations, Senate Insurance,

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9 SB 34 small employers, and nonprofit Brian Paul None to date Commerce and Labor Pending
corporations or associations to Committee
purchase for their employees the
same policies provided to state
employees.
Kennedy Health Insurance Reform Held discussions during
This draft bill reforms the health Washington Presentation. US Senate Health,

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10 insurance market, creates a Brian Paul Discussions included NE Education, Labor and Pending
government run insurance plan, Ohio Congressional Pension Committee
introduces health insurance Delegation
exchanges and other items.
US House Health Insurance Held discussions during
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health insurance market, creates a US House Ways and
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government run insurance plan, Means Committee
Ohio Congressional
introduces health insurance Delegation
exchanges and other items.
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Small Business Empowerment Act
Directs the Secretary of Health and
Human Services to establish a national
program to make quality, affordable
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health insurance available to small
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employers and self-employed
Pension Committee
individuals in a manner that will
spread risk on a national basis,
modeled on the federal employees
health benefit program. WIN -
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Energy Efficiency Requires that all
as the
electric utilities reduce their energy
Adminis
consumption by 22% by 2025.
*Advocated for funding to trator
FirstEnergy and the PUCO have
provide small businesses for
engaged in conversations regarding
14 SB 221 Brynn Allio with education and N/A small
the most efficient way to reach this
awareness on energy busines
goal.
efficiency. s EE
program
s in the
FE
15 REGULATORY REFORM territory
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The Small Business Empowerment Testimony
Act Requires a rule-making agency to
prepare a cost-benefit report for, and *Passed in Senate
regulatory flexibility analysis of, rules *Provided testimony referred to House

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that may have any adverse impact on
16 SB 3 small businesses, to create the SB Brynn Allio *Many of these Pending
Regulatory Review Board. *Submitted a letter provisions have been
included in the State
Budget

The Plain Writing Act of 2009 To


enhance citizen access to Government Referred to Comm.

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information and services by Brynn on Homeland
17 S. 574 establishing that Government Pending
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documents issued to the public must Governmental Affairs
be written clearly, and for other
purposes. (Sen. Voinovich is a
The Plain Language Act of 2009 To
cosponsor)
enhance citizen access to Government
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18 H.R. 946 establishing that Government House Comm. on Pending
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documents issued to the public must Oversight Reform
be written clearly, and for other
purposes.
19 TAXATION
Home Office Standard Tax *Signed on as a coalition in
Referred to House
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Deduction To amend the Internal support of the legislation


20 H.R. 1509 Brian Paul Comm. on ways & Pending
Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a *Briefed HBN
standard home office deduction. means
members on the bill
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Equity for our Nation's Self-
Employed Act of 2009 Amends the
Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to

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*Briefed HBN members on House Committee on
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the bill Ways and Means
health insurance costs of self-
employed individuals be allowed in
determining self-employment tax.
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22 WORKFORCE *www.cose.org/cardcheck
ISSUES
*Initiated letter writing
The Employee Free Choice Act campaign & petition
Amends the National Labor Relations House Comm. on
Act to establish an efficient system to Edu. & Labor and

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enable employees to form, join, or Sen. Comm. on
23 H.R. 1409 & S. 560 Brynn Allio Brian Paul Pending
assist labor organizations, to provide Health, Education,
* Created online
for mandatory injunctions for unfair Labor, and Pensions.
educational resources
labor practices during organizing * Held
efforts, and for other purposes. presentations for members
Healthy Families Act (Mandated on this issue.
Paid Sick Leave) Requires employers Referred to the
with 15 or more employees provide up Committee on
to seven days of paid sick leave to Education and Labor,
their employees * Updated and in addition to the

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with relevant information Oversight and
Government Reform,
and House
Administration

Family Leave Insurance Act of


2009 Establishes a family and medical
leave insurance program at the federal
Com. on Education
and state levels and require employers
and Labor; Com. on
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who are bound by the Family Medical *solicited Advocacy


25 H.R. 1723 Brian Paul Oversight and Gov’t Pending
Leave Act (FMLA) to join the program Committee for positions
Reform; Ways and
or establish voluntary plans. The bill
Means Com.
also, for purposes of the fund, reduces
the number of employee’s threshold
from 50 down to 20.
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Economic Growth Initiative Creates Testimony
*Submitted testimony
the Compact with Ohio Cities Task
advocating for a position

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Force to help cities compete for Adopted by the
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residents and jobs, and to stimulate House
Force to serve as the voice
economic growth.
of small business.
Credit CARD (Card Accountability Letters
Responsibility and Disclosure) To Signed
* Sent letters in support to
into law

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amend the Consumer Credit Protection Senators Brown, Passed in House and
28 HR 627/ S. Act,
414 to ban abusive credit practices, Brynn Allio - May
Voinovich, Snowe, and Senate
enhance consumer disclosures, 20,
Landrieu
protect underage consumers, and for 2009
other purposes.
On May 21, 2009, COSE was asked to Memo to House Economic De
COSE was asked, by
Small present ideas for possible legislation
the Committee to
Business before the Republican members of the
House Economic Development * Provided ideas regarding work with LSC to
and
regulatory reform, access draft legislation on
Economi Committee on ways to attract and Support
retain small businesses in Ohio. to capital, and an the ideas presented
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information clearinghouse in the area of
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for small business to the regulatory reform
ment
Committee and human capital
loans for small
business.
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SEXUAL DISCRIMINATION Prohibits * Soliciting feedback from
discrimination on the basis of actual or the Advocacy Committee
perceived sexual orientation or gender about whether or not COSE
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identity and expression. should take a position on

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House State
30 HB 176 Brynn Allio this bill - based on the fact Pending
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that it would allow for a
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business owner to be
penalized for "perceived"
discrimination.
Compensatory Time Off Gives
private sector employers the option to
offer and to employees the option to
* Meet with sponsor
accrue and use compensatory time off.

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assistant to discuss the * Reported out of
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feasibility and impact this Senate Committee
could have.