Ohio House Passes Amendment to Limit Dr. Amy Acton's Power
The governor denounced the legislation
Today, in an effort to stem the authority of Dr. Amy Acton, the Ohio House passed an amendment that would limit the power of the Ohio Department of Health Director.
The amendment proposed by Republican lawmakers would limit any stay-at-home order issued by the Ohio Department of Health to 14 days. It passed the House Wednesday 58-37, and now goes back to the Senate for approval.
The governor released a statement denoucning the order, saying that government leaders should be focused on larger matters versus policing Acton's efforts to safeguard Ohioans.
“My administration is focused on the important things we need to do to help businesses responsibly reopen while protecting Ohioans’ health and safety,” DeWine said. “This week alone, this included increasing coronavirus testing and tracing, balancing Ohio’s budget, and working on plans to move Ohio’s economy forward. Ohioans need their legislators focused on these important issues. Creating more uncertainty regarding public health and employee safety is the last thing we need as we work to restore consumer confidence in Ohio’s economy.”
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