Pass HB 144 to Help Provide Protection and Relief to Our Ohio Nurses

Almost a year ago today, the Ohio House of Representatives passed HB 144 by a vote of 80-13. This is the second time ONA has advocated for legislation that aims to end the unsafe practice of nurse mandatory overtime and the second time the Ohio Senate has held the bill hostage. It’s time for all 33 Ohio senators to stand with nurses. Pass HB 144 and provide protections and relief to individuals who selflessly fight for you every day.


•House Bill 456 in the 132nd General Assembly passed the House by a vote of 77-11, with 32 co-sponsors signing on.

•House Bill 144 of the current General Assembly passed the House by a vote of 80-13 on December 11, 2019.

•43 House members signed on as co-sponsors.

•HB 144 has received two hearings in the Senate Transportation, Commerce & Workforce Committee since March of 2020.

•11 current Senators voted in favor of this legislation when they served in the Ohio House last General Assembly, either in the House Health Committee and/or on the House floor, including: Senators Nathan Manning, Tim Schaffer, Andrew Brenner, Teresa Gavarone, Stephen Huffman, Terry Johnson, Lou Blessing, Kristina Roegner, Nickie Antonio, Teresa Fedor, and Kirk Schuring.

•4 current senators signed on as cosponsors in the last General Assembly including: Senators Nickie Antonio, Teresa Fedor, Nathan Manning, and Tim Schaffer.