A rally is planned outside an suburban Dayton Wal-Mart store where a man was fatally shot by police. The rally Saturday is the latest effort by people wanting to shed more light on the Aug. 5 shooting of 21-year-old John Crawford III inside the store in Beavercreek. Police responded after a caller said a man [...]
How a Bill Gets Started
John A. Husted â€“ 99th Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives â€“ answers the question: How does a bill get started?
Anyone can think up an idea for a state law. If the person or group wants that idea to actually become a law, they have to tell the idea to a legislator (a senator or member of the General Assembly).
If the legislator likes the idea, he or she has it written up as a bill. A bill is a proposal for a new law. People at the Office of Legislative Services write bills. The legislator who asks them to write it up becomes the sponsor of the bill. Other legislators who like the bill may join the legislator as co-sponsors.