COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — 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.