Ohio House Bill 165

Ohio House Bill 165

Ohio Advocates for Medical Freedom opposes Ohio House Bill 165, a bill introduced by Sponsors Representative Beth Liston of House District 21 and Representative Tavia Galonski of House District 35, to “enact new section 3301.0718 and to repeal section 3301.0718 of the Revised Code regarding the adoption of health education standards.”

The State Board of Education wants the power to revise the health curriculum and teach and implement individual responsibility for health decisions beginning as early as pre-school. HB165 would groom minors to choose medical interventions taught at school, encouraging them to act independently while granting access and providing incentive to use state promoted “products and services.” Currently the standards and curriculum, or revisions have to be approved by both houses of the General Assembly through a concurrent resolution. HB165 would remove that impediment to state control. HB165 would also repeal a provision that requires a public hearing on the curriculum standards prior to voting on the concurrent resolution. Read more about the curriculum that proponents would like implemented.

OAMF supports a holistic health curriculum that includes non-allopathic content – herbal, homeopathic, naturopathic, and chiropractic medicine, as well as wellness, mindfulness, mental-health awareness, and avoiding environmental toxins. These are subjects that are already widely omitted from the current curriculum. If passed, this bill would ensure that the only content Ohio children will receive in school is the allopathic and pharmaceutical healthcare-based information in which healthcare lobbyists aim to indoctrinate our children.

Please let legislators know that you opposed HB165.

Take Action Now!

  1. Sign the online letter of support on this page.
  2. Write and/or call the Bill Sponsors, Co-Sponsors, and the House Primary and Secondary Education Committee and let them know you want them to oppose HB165.
  3. Write and/or call your legislator and let them know you want them to oppose HB165. Find you legislator now.
  4. There will be an opponent hearing on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. We encourage people to attend hearings whenever possible to both be a visible presence in opposition of bills, but also witness and learn more about the legislative process. Even if you do not want to speak, or cannot attend, please consider submitting written testimony to Committee Chair, Representative Blessing at rep29@ohiohouse.gov. If you’re available and would like to attend the hearing, it will be held in Room 121 at the Ohio Statehouse on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 5:00pm.
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Bill Sponsors and Co-Sponsors

These Representatives are advocating for this bill.

  • Bill Sponsor, Representative Beth Liston, District 21 – 77 S. High St, 10th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 644-6030 – rep21@ohiohouse.gov
  • Bill Sponsor, Representative Tavia Galonski, District 35 – 77 S. High St, 10th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 644-6037 – rep35@ohiohouse.gov
  • Bill Co-Sponsor, Representative Kristin Boggs, District 18 – 77 S. High St, 14th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-1896 – rep18@ohiohouse.gov
  • Bill Co-Sponsor, Representative Randi Clites, District 75 – 77 S. High St, 10th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-2004 – rep75@ohiohouse.gov
  • Bill Co-Sponsor, Representative Jeffrey A. Crossman, District 15 – 77 S. High St, 11th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-3485 – rep15@ohiohouse.gov
  • Bill Co-Sponsor, Representative Catherine D. Ingram, District 32 – 77 S. High St, 10th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-1645 – rep32@ohiohouse.gov
  • Bill Co-Sponsor, Representative Michele Lepore-Hagan, District 58 – 77 S. High St, 10th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-9435 – rep58@ohiohouse.gov
  • Bill Co-Sponsor, Representative Mary Lightbody, District 19 – 77 S. High St, 10th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-4847 – rep19@ohiohouse.gov
  • Bill Co-Sponsor, Representative Adam C. Miller, District 17 – 77 S. High St, 10th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 644-6005 – rep17@ohiohouse.gov
  • Bill Co-Sponsor, Representative Michael J. O’Brien, District 64 – 77 S. High St, 10th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-5358 – rep64@ohiohouse.gov
  • Bill Co-Sponsor, Representative C. Allison Russo, District 24 – 77 S. High St, 10th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-8012 – rep24@ohiohouse.gov
  • Bill Co-Sponsor, Representative Kent Smith, District 8 – 77 S. High St, 14th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-5441 – rep08@ohiohouse.gov
  • Bill Co-Sponsor, Representative Bride Rose Sweeney, District 14 – 77 S. High St, 10th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-3350 – rep14@ohiohouse.gov
  • Bill Co-Sponsor, Representative Terrence Upchurch, District 10 – 77 S. High St, 11th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-7954 – rep10@ohiohouse.gov
  • Bill Co-Sponsor, Representative Casey Weinstein, District 37 – 77 S. High St, 10th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-1177 – rep37@ohiohouse.gov

House Primary and Secondary Education Committee

These Representatives may or may not support this bill, however, they will be the ones who will determine if the bill progresses out of committee.

  • Committee Chair Representative Louis W. Blessing III, District 29 – 77 S. High St, 13th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-9091 – rep29@ohiohouse.gov
  • Committee Vice-Chair Representative Don Jones, District 95 – 77 S. High St, 11th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 644-8728 – rep95@ohiohouse.gov
  • Committee Ranking Member Representative Phillip M. Robinson, Jr., District 6 – 77 S. High St, 11th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 644-6041 – rep06@ohiohouse.gov
  • Representative Sara P. Carruthers, District 51 – 77 S. High St, 11th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 644-6721 – rep51@ohiohouse.gov
  • Representative Erica C. Crawley, District 26 – 77 S. High St, 11th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-8010 – rep26@ohiohouse.gov
  • Representative Robert R. Cupp, District 4 – 77 S. High St, 13th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-9624- rep04@ohiohouse.gov
  • Representative Catherine D. Ingram, District 32 – 77 S. High St, 10th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-1645 – rep32@ohiohouse.gov
  • Representative J. Kyle Koehler, District 79 – 77 S. High St, 13th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-2038 – rep79@ohiohouse.gov
  • Representative Susan Manchester, District 84 – 77 S. High St, 13th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-6344 – rep84@ohiohouse.gov
  • Representative Gayle Manning, District 55 – 77 S. High St, 12th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 644-5076 – rep55@ohiohouse.gov
  • Representative Joseph A. Miller III, District 56 – 77 S. High St, 10th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-5141 – rep56@ohiohouse.gov
  • Representative John Patterson, District 99 – 77 S. High St, 10th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-1405 – rep99@ohiohouse.gov
  • Representative Ryan Smith, District 93 – 77 S. High St, 11th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-1366 – rep93@ohiohouse.gov
  • Representative J. Todd Smith, District 43 – 77 S. High St, 12th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-2960 – rep43@ohiohouse.gov
  • Representative Lisa A. Sobecki, District 45 – 77 S. High St, 11th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 644-6017 – rep45@ohiohouse.gov
  • Representative Fred Strahorn, District 39 – 77 S. High St, 14th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-1607 – rep39@ohiohouse.gov