On the 29th of March, members of the Newark Think Tank on Poverty met with Senator Jay Hottinger at the Ohio State House.
We spent a brief period of time with Senator Hottinger, and his senior legislative aide, Kevin Shimp. In addition to sharing our success in hosting the Licking County Reentry Summit, we also discussed three pieces of legislation, which you can view below.
Senate Bill 66: This bill would increase access to record sealing for people with low-level, nonviolent offenses. Hottinger has given his support for this bill.
House Bill 26: This bill will increase the funding of transportation in the state. We will be going more in-depth on this one in next month's issue.
Senate Bill 3: This is a workforce development bill that includes changes to the CQE (Certificate of Qualification for Employment). This will improve opportunities to overcome collateral sanctions for people with criminal records.