Learn more about Rep. Dontavius Jarrells' proven track record of advocating for all of us at the Statehouse!
REP JARRELLS PROUDLY STANDS BY HIS PROGRESSIVE VALUES:
LOVE IS LOVE
REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH IS A FUNDEMENTAL HUMAN RIGHT
BUILD SAFER COMMUNITIES AND REDUCE GUN VIOLENCE
INCREASE OHIO’S MINIMUM WAGE
Co-authored by Representatives Jarrells and Kelly (D-Cincinnati), this bill would modernize Ohio's minimum wage, gradually raising it to $15-per-hour by 2026. This increase is projected to benefit 1.56 million working Ohioans (29% of the Ohio workforce).
Authored by the Representative, this legislation officially recognizes Columbus' Poindexter Village as an official Ohio historical site. Adding Poindexter Village to the Ohio History Connection's network of historic places celebrates Ohio's Black history and ensures the history of this community will never be forgotten.
Co-authored by Representatives Jarrells and Upchurch (D-Cleveland), this bill restores local authority to regulate the ownership, possession, purchase, sale, transfer, transportation, storage, and keeping of firearms. This legislation would repeal language from House Bill 347, which the Ohio legislature passed in 2006.
Co-authored by Representatives Jarrells and Young (R-Washington Twp.), this bill replaces statutory terms related to people with disabilities, substance use disorder, and mental illness. The bill also updates statutory provisions relating to assistance dogs, braille teacher standards, the Children with Medical Handicaps Program, the former Ohio Commission for the Blind, and accessible parking spaces.
Co-authored by Representatives Jarrells and Hillyer (R-Uhrichsville), this bill would allow any student currently working on or making progress towards a high school credit during the 2020-2021 school year to use the 2021-2022 school year as a supplemental year to retake or supplement courses the student already has taken.
Co-authored by Representatives Jarrells and Ghanbari (R-Perrysburg), this legislation declares discriminatory covenants void by statute, provide immunity from civil liability to attorneys who remove discriminatory covenants from deeds that they are preparing for the transfer of a property, and prohibit county recorders from refusing to record a deed due to such omission.
Co-authored by Representative Jarrells and Commissioner Erica Crawley, this bill would require police officers to wear and activate their body-worn camera or dash camera when responding to a call for service or during any interaction with the public, implement excessive use of force provisions, and increase transparency and accountability for law enforcement across Ohio.
Co-authored by Representatives Jarrells and Click (R-Vickery), this bill would eliminate barriers individuals face in transitioning from public assistance to work. The bill also streamlines Ohio's public assistance process to promote effective communication and coordina- tion across agencies for those receiving public benefits.
Co-authored by Representatives Jarrells and Miller (D-Columbus), this bill would expand eligibility for veterans, their spouses, and dependents for in-state tuition. This bill also provides in-state tuition to any member of the Ohio National Guard who has 15 days of active duty or active-duty training in a service year.
Authored by the Representative, this bill would establish the “Recovery is Beautiful” specialty license plate to provide individuals and families with hope and encouragement, as well as provide additional funding to expand recovery supports when individuals experience a mental health or substance abuse problem.
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