The ohio senate activity

The ohio senate activity

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Q UE QUESTIONS 1 - 19 1. WHO WAS OUR OHIO SENATE PRESIDENT FOR THE 131ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY? KEITH FABER 2. WHO WAS OUR OHIO SENATE PRESIDENT

FOR THE 132ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY? LARRY OBHOF 3. IDENTIFY 4 THINGS THAT OUR OHIO SENATE PRESIDENT BELIEVES ARE MOST IMPORTANT TO OHIO RESIDENTS? CREATING JOBS 4 OHIOANS

EDUCATING OUR CHILDREN PROTECTING OHIOANS EMPOWERING THOSE WHO R LESS FORTUNATE 4. HOW MANY COUNTIES & CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS ARE THERE IN OHIO? 88 COUNTIES 33 CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS

5. WHAT CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT IS BEACHWOOD IN? 25 CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT TH 6. HOW MANY TERMS CAN A STATE SENATOR

RUN FOR? 2 (4-YR.) TERMS &/OR 8 CONSECUTIVE YEARS 7. HOW MANY STATE SENATORS ARE ON THE BALLOT EACH GENERAL ELECTION YEAR? ABOUT HALF OF

THE 33 8. WHAT ONLINE WEBSITE CAN WE VISIT TO FIND OUT WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE OHIO SENATE? OHIOSENATE.GOV 9. DESCRIBE WHAT A SENATE SESSION IS? A MEETING WHERE ALL

SENATORS ASSEMBLE TO CAST VOTES ON BILLS, RESOLUTIONS, & EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENTS 10. BY OHIO LAW, WHEN DOES THE SENATE PRESIDENT CALL THE SENATE TO ORDER? ST MONDAY IN JANUARY 1 FOR EACH NEW

GENERAL ASSEMBLY 11. DESCRIBE HOW THE SENATE PRESIDENT SETS SESSION DATES & TIMES? THE OHIO SENATE MEETS AT THE DIRECTION OF THE SENATE PRESIDENT UNTIL ALL OFFICIAL BUSINESS IS CONCLUDED. HE/SHE SETS SESSION DAYS/TIMES. DATES 4 SESSION ARE ESTABLISHED EVERY 6 MONTHS, WITH

THE SENATE TYPICALLY MEETING 3 DAYS A WEEK 12. WHAT R THE 3 DAYS EACH WEEK & TIMES WHEN THE SENATE IS IN SESSION? TUESDAY (1:30PM); WEDNESDAY (1:30PM); THURSDAY (11AM) 13. WHERE IS MOST IN-DEPTH EXAMINATION

OF LEGISLATION CONDUCTED? STANDING COMMITTEE HEARINGS 14. WHAT HAS THE OHIO SENATE DONE IN AN EFFORT TO ALLOW EVERY OHIOAN THE OPPORTUNITY TO OBSERVE COMMITTEE DELIBERATIONS ON THE STATE BUDGET WITHOUT A TRIP TO COLUMBUS? A LIVE BROADCAST

OF FINANCE THEY HAVEMAKING COMMITTEE HEARINGS THROUGH THE OHIO CHANNEL THAT CAN BE VIEWED AT OHIOSENATE.GOV WHERE VIEWERS CAN ALSO FIND FINANCE COMMITTEE AGENDAS & MEETING DATES 15. IDENTIFY 4 FAMOUS AMERICANS WHO SERVED IN THE OHIO SENATE?

PRESIDENTS WILLIAM HARRISON, JAMES GARFIELD, & WARREN HARDING; & U.S. SUPREME COURT CHIEF JUSTICE MORRISON WAITE 16. WHO IS THE STATE SENATOR THAT REPRESENTS BEACHWOOD & WHAT POLITICAL PARTY IS HE AFFILIATED WITH?

KENNY YUKO (DEMOCRAT) 17. WHERE IS HIS RESIDENCE & WHAT IS HIS OCCUPATION OUTSIDE OF BEING A STATE SENATOR? HE LIVES IN RICHMOND HTS. & SERVES AS A UNION ORGANIZER

18. WHAT PORTIONS OF 2 COUNTIES DOES HE SERVE? CUYAHOGA & LAKE COUNTIES 19. DESCRIBE WHAT HE IS DEVOTED TO ACCOMPLISHING?

STRENGTHENING NE OHIO & IMPROVING THE LIVES 4 THOSE WHO CALL IT HOME; PROTECTING WORKING FAMILIES; PROMOTING HEALTH CARE ACCESS; IMPROVING OHIOS ECONOMIC CLIMATE L E V E L

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IO T S E U Q 20. IDENTIFY A FICTITIOUS SENATE BILL THAT OUR STATE SENATOR WOULD SUPPORT & EXPLAIN WHY HE WOULD SUPPORT IT?

STRENGTHENING COLLECTIVE BARGAINING LAWS TO PROTECT LABOR AS A LIBERAL DEMOCRAT, KENNY HAS ALWAYS SUPPORTED THE RIGHTS OF LABOR TO ORGANIZE AND FIGHT FOR FAIR WORKING CONDITIONS 21. EACH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT VARIES IN GEOGRAPHIC SIZE, BUT SERVES APPROXIMATELY THE SAME NO. OF PEOPLE. HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE IN EACH DISTRICT?

344,000 22. THE SIZE/SHAPE OF EACH DISTRICT CHANGES FROM TIME 2 TIME. BASED ON PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE, HOW OFTEN DO YOU THINK THESE DISTRICTS CHANGE IN SHAPE/SIZE & WHY IS THIS SO? EVERY 10 YEARS THE CENSUS IS TAKEN EVERY 10 YEARS; PEOPLE

ARE THUS MOVING IN/OUT OF DISTRICTS. STATES MUST REDRAW THEIR DISTRICTS SO THAT EACH ONE HAS 344,000 PEOPLE 23. BASED ON QUESTION #22 & YOUR RESPONSE, WHAT CAUSES DISTRICTS TO BECOME LARGER IN GEOGRAPHIC SIZE? PEOPLE ARE MOVING OUT OF THIS DISTRICT

24. BASED ON QUESTION #22 & YOUR RESPONSE, WHAT CAUSES DISTRICTS TO BECOME SMALLER IN GEOGRAPHIC SIZE? PEOPLE ARE MOVING INTO THIS DISTRICT 25. WHAT DO YOU THINK DETERMINES WHO SERVES IN THE MAJORITY & MINORITY LEADERSHIP?

THE PARTY WHO ENJOYS A MAJORITY VOTE IN THE SENATE GETS TO CHOOSE WHO IS ON THE MAJORITY LEADERSHIP TEAM; THE PARTY WITH THE MINORITY VOTE CHOOSES WHO IS ON THE MINORITY LEADERSHIP 26. WHAT PARTY IS IN THE MAJORITY IN THE OHIO SENATE & WHAT PARTY IS IN THE MINORITY? MAJORITY REPUBLICANS (24 OUT OF 33)

MINORITY DEMOCRATS (9 OUT OF 33) 27. IDENTIFY ALL 16 STANDING COMMITTEES? AGRICULTURE; CIVIL JUSTICE; CRIMINAL JUSTICE; EDUCATION; ENERGY/NATURAL RESOURCES; FINANCE; FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS; GOVT. OVERSIGHT/REFORM; HEALTH/HUMAN SERVICES & MEDICAID; INSURANCE;

PUBLIC UTILITIES; RULES/REFERENCES; STATE/LOCAL GOVT.; TRANSPORTATION/COMMERCE & LABOR; WAYS & MEANS 28. A.) AGRICULTUE B.) CIVIL JUSTICE C.) CRIMINAL JUSTICE D.) EDUCATION E.) ENERGY/NATURAL RESOURCES F.) FINANCE G.) HEALTH/HUMAN SERVICES H.) MEDICAID C A BILL TO ELIMINATE THE DEATH PENALTY IN OHIO _____ _____ H A BILL TO REDUCE PRESCRIPTION COVERAGE FOR OHIOANS OVER 65

_____ A A BILL EXPANDING ON STATE SUBSIDIES FOR OHIO FARMERS WITH OVER 100 ACRES OF LAND B _____ A BILL EXPANDING ON STATE PENALTIES FOR BUSINESSES THAT DISCRIMINATE D A BILL RESTRUCTURING THE OHIO AIR TEST PROCEDURES/POLICIES _____ _____

F A BILL PROHIBITING THE STATE OF OHIO FROM RUNNING A BUDGET DEFICIT _____ E A BILL EXPANDING ON STATE SUBSIDIES FOR COMPANIES THAT UTILIZE WIND TURBINES G _____ A BILL OUTLAWING ABORTION AFTER THE 1 ST TRIMESTER 29. WHEN DO STATE SENATORS GO BACK TO THEIR DISTRICTS; WHAT DO THEY DO THERE;

WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT? THEY USUALLY HAVE OFFICES IN THEIR DISTRICT WHERE THEY MEET WITH CONSTITUENTS DURING THE WEEK ON LEGISLATIVE BREAKS (WHEN THE SENATE IS NOT IN SESSION) THEY ALSO MEET WITH LOCAL OFFICIALS, BUSINESS & COMMUNITY LEADERS TOURING LOCAL COMPANIES; PARTICIPATING IN COMMUNITY MEETINGS & VISITING SCHOOLS THE ABILITY TO KEEP A PULSE ON THE CONCERNS/NEEDS OF THEIR CONSTITUENTS SERVES TO MAKE THEM EFFECTIVE LEGISLATORS IN COLUMBUS WHO ARE PITCHING FOR THE VOICE OF THEIR CONSTITUENTS

THESE OFFICE HOURS/LOCATIONS CAN BE FOUND IN YOUR LOCAL NEWSPAPER OR ON YOUR SENATORS WEBSITE AT OHIOSENATE.GOV 30. DESCRIBE A SPECIFIC, FICTITIOUS EXAMPLE USING SENATOR YUKO TO ILLUSTRATE THIS POINT? HE COMES BACK TO HIS DISTRICT & MEETS WITH SEVERAL TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATORS, BOARD MEMBERS, STUDENTS, & THEIR FAMILIES TO HEAR ABOUT THE CONCERNS OVER THE INEQUALITY IN PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING. HE GAUGES

THE LEVEL OF CONCERN, & IF IT WARRANTS A MAJORITY OPINION FROM HIS CONSTITUENTS AND/OR HE TOO IS PASSIONATE ABOUT THIS PROBLEM, HE WILL GO BACK TO COLUMBUS & VOICE HIS CONCERNS IN THE SENATE CHAMBER OR EVEN DRAFT LEGISLATION TO RECTIFY AND/OR CHANGE OUR CURRENT SCHOOL FUNDING FORMULA 31. WHAT DO YOU THINK IS ANOTHER REASON WHY STATE SENATORS SPEND TIME IN THEIR DISTRICTS?

THEY WANT TO GET RE-ELECTED AND KNOW THAT IF THEYRE NOT VISIBLE, THEIR CHANCES OF GETTING RE-ELECTED DECREASE 32. WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE ONLINE RESOURCE THAT OHIOANS CAN USE TO TRACK SPECIFIC RULES MADE BY VARIOUS STATE AGENCIES? RULEWATCH OHIO

33. HOW DOES THIS WEBSITE WORK? BY CREATING AN ACCOUNT ON RULEWATCH, OHIOANS CAN RECEIVE EMAIL ALERTS FOR ACTIVITY ON SELECTED RULES. OHIOANS ALSO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO RAISE CONCERNS WITH THE STATE OFFICIALS THAT WRITE THESE RULES 34. VISIT THIS WEBSITE & IDENTIFY A RULE THAT

INTERESTS YOU AND/OR AFFECTS YOU AND EXPLAIN WHY? SCHOOL TEACHERS RETIREMENT SYSTEM (STRS) DO I NEED TO EXPLAIN?

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