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Ohio House Passes Bill Preventing Governor, Health Director From Shutting Down Businesses

The Ohio House of Representatives passed Wednesday House Bill 612, which prevents Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine or the Ohio Department of Health from shutting down businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The bill passed with a 75-11 vote.

H.B. 621, also known as the Business Fairness Act, was introduced in May by Reps. Shane Wilkin and Jon Cross, both Republican members in the House.