|Bill Name:||House Concurrent Resolution 11
|Requested Patriot Action:||
This bill (HCR 11) is held up in committee.
We need to put pressure on every member of this committee to get this bill out to the floor.
Have your leaders or other Patriots visit their offices at the capitol, in their districts or at their homes.
Call each member of the committee; leave messages and ask for a return call. Ask them to adopt this bill and send it to the floor. The committee should be meeting between 1/5/2009 & 12/1/2010.
Find out when they will meet again to consider this bill and give us the date and time. We will broadcast it to every tea party & 9/12 group in Ohio.
If they refuse to send the bill to the floor, hold a rally just for them.
If they still refuse, we will create literature to pass out at the capitol and in their home districts. If they will not support the rights and powers as defined in their State Constitution and the Constitution of the United States, we will REMOVE them at the ballot box.
Find out the true status of this bill and let us know.
State Government Committee Members:
|(D) Ronald Gerberry ||(614) 466-6107 Chair |
|(R) David Daniels ||(614) 466-3506 Min Ldr |
|(D) Matt Lundy ||(614) 644-5076 V Chair |
|(R) John Adams ||(614) 466-1507 Mem |
|(D) Robin Belcher ||(614) 466-7954 Mem |
|(R) C. Grossman ||(614) 466-9690 Mem |
|(D) Dale Mallory ||(614) 466-1645 Mem |
|(R) Dave Hall ||(614) 466-2994 Mem |
|(D) Allan R. Sayre ||(614) 466-8035 Mem |
|(R) Cliff Hite ||(614) 466-3819 Mem |
|(D) Dan Stewart ||(614) 466-1896 Mem |
|(R) Gerald Stebelton ||(614) 466-8100 Mem |
|(D) Brian Williams ||(614) 644-5085 Mem |
Call the Sponsoring Representatives & get bill status from them:
|(R) Jarrod Martin ||(614) 644-6020|
|(R) Kris Jordan ||(614) 644-6711|
House Committee Assigned: State Government
(D) Ronald V. Gerberry Chair
(R) David T. Daniels Ranking Minority Member
(D) Matt Lundy Vice Chair
(R) John Adams Member
(D) Robin Belcher Member
(R) Cheryl Grossman Member
(D) Dale Mallory Member
(R) Dave Hall Member
(D) Allan R. Sayre Member
(R) Cliff Hite Member
(D) Dan Stewart Member
(R) Gerald L. Stebelton Member
(D) Brian G. Williams Member
Sponsored by Representatives:
|Jarrod Martin ||(614) 644-6020|
|Kris Jordan ||(614) 644-6711|
Co-sponsored by Representatives:
In Session 1/5/09 - 12/1/10 (est.)
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|Status:||Stuck in House State Government Committee
|Passed House committee:||
|Passed Senate committee:||
|Link to Bill history:||
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Action by Chamber: House & Senate
Introduced House: 03/19/09
House Committee Assigned: State Government
Ohio State Constitution
Bill of Rights
§ 1.01 Inalienable Rights (1851)
All men are, by nature, free and independent, and have certain inalienable rights, among which are those of enjoying and defending life and liberty, acquiring, possessing, and protecting property, and seeking and obtaining happiness and safety.
§ 1.02 Right to alter, reform, or abolish government, and repeal special privileges (1851)
All political power is inherent in the people. Government is instituted for their equal protection and benefit, and they have the right to alter, reform, or abolish the same, whenever they may deem it necessary; and no special privileges or immunities shall ever be granted, that may not be altered, revoked, or repealed by the general assembly.
§ 1.03 Right to assemble (1851)
The people have the right to assemble together, in a peaceable manner, to consult for their common good; to instruct their representatives; and to petition the general assembly for the redress of grievances.
§ 1.04 Bearing arms; standing armies; military powers (1851)
The people have the right to bear arms for their defense and security; but standing armies, in time of peace, are dangerous to liberty, and shall not be kept up; and the military shall be in strict subordination to the civil power.
§ 1.05 Trial by jury (1851, amended 1912)
The right of trial by jury shall be inviolate, except that, in civil cases, laws may be passed to authorize the rendering of a verdict by the concurrence of not less than three-fourths of the jury.
§ 1.06 Slavery and involuntary servitude (1851)
There shall be no slavery in this state; nor involuntary servitude, unless for the punishment of crime.
§ 1.07 Rights of conscience; education; the necessity of religion and knowledge (1851)
All men have a natural and indefeasible right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their own conscience. No person shall be compelled to attend, erect, or support any place of worship, or maintain any form of worship, against his consent; and no preference shall be given, by law, to any religious society; nor shall any interference with the rights of conscience be permitted. No religious test shall be required, as a qualification for office, nor shall any person be incompetent to be a witness on account of his religious belief; but nothing herein shall be construed to dispense with oaths and affirmations. Religion, morality, and knowledge, however, being essential to good government, it shall be the duty of the general assembly to pass suitable laws to protect every religious denomination in the peaceable enjoyment of its own mode of public worship, and to encourage schools and the means of instruction.
§ 1.11 Freedom of speech; of the press; of libels (1851)
Every citizen may freely speak, write, and publish his sentiments on all subjects, being responsible for the abuse of the right; and no law shall be passed to restrain or abridge the liberty of speech, or of the press. In all criminal prosecutions for libel, the truth may be given in evidence to the jury, and if it shall appear to the jury, that the matter charged as libelous is true, and was published with good motives, and for justifiable ends, the party shall be acquitted.