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Ohio Bill #HJR 3   View text of Bill | Go to Bill Online
Bill Name:House Joint Resolution 3
Type:Health Care Freedom
Requested Patriot Action: Please contact all of your Ohio Legislators and ask them to co-sponsor and support this bill HJR 3.

This bill was assigned to the Insurance Committee on 8/26/09 but unfortunately has had no hearings. We need to email all of the committee members and ask them to have a hearing on this legislation and to pass this legislation. Below we have listed the members on the insurance committee and their email addresses.
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Committees: This bill was assigned to the Insurance Committee on 8/26/09 but unfortunately has had no hearings.

Insurance Committee Members:

Chair: Rep Dodd
Vice Chair: Rep Letson
Rep Carney
Rep Dyer
Rep Harwood
Rep Heard
Rep Koziura
Rep Phillips
Rep Schneider

Ranking Member: Rep Hottinger
Rep John Adams
Rep Daniels
Rep Dolan
Rep Hackett
Rep Jordan
Rep McGregor
Rep Wachtmann

Sponsors: House Sponsors:
Maag (614) 644-6023
Sears (614) 466-1731

House Co-sponsors:
Adams, J. (614) 466-1507
Adams, R. (614) 466-8114
Amstutz (614) 466-1474
Bacon (614) 644-6030
Baker (614) 466-0961
Balderson (614) 644-6014
Batchelder (614) 466-8140
Blair (614) 466-6504
Blessing (614) 466-9091
Boose (614) 466-9628
Bubp (614) 644-6034
Burke (614) 466-8147
Combs (614) 644-6721
Daniels (614) 466-3506
Derickson (614) 644-5094
Evans (614) 466-1366
Goodwin (614) 644-5091
Hackett (614) 466-1470
Session Schedule: In Session 1/5/09 - 12/1/10 (est.)
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Date Introduced: 8/27/2009
Status:Assigned Insurance Committee 8/26/2009
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Link to Bill history: Go to Bill history
Bill History: This bill HJR 3 was assigned to the Insurance Committee on 8/26/09. It has not been heard.
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State constitution: 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.


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