Ohio Senator Tom Patton (R-Strongsville) explained Senate Bill 260 (SB 260), legislation seemingly tailored to blocking Tesla Motors from opening dealerships in the state, in a letter to colleagues this week.
Legislation aimed at restricting law enforcement use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) received a second hearing in the Ohio House Transportation, Public Safety, and Homeland Security committee this week.
Representative Rex Damschroder (R-Fremont) introduced House Bill 207 (HB 207) on June 12 to restrict aerial drone surveillance in Ohio as a “pre-emptive strike against the erosion of our Fourth Amendment rights,” he told Media Trackers in a recent interview.
State Representative Matt Lynch, a Republican from Chagrin Falls, has introduced legislation to prevent the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) from issuing driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants, responding to a controversial decision from the Ohio Department of Public Safety and Attorney General Mike DeWine. House Bill 114 (HB 114) would revert Ohio law to its […]
A proposal with bipartisan support in the Ohio House of Representatives would prohibit state and local officials from using automated traffic cameras to issue citations, following last week’s Hamilton County Common Pleas Court ruling that speed enforcement cameras being used in a southwest Ohio village violated citizens’ due process rights. House Bill 69 (HB 69), […]
A Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) budget request that would have required Ohio drivers to pay $10 for new license plates every seven years was apparently dropped by the Ohio Department of Public Safety (ODPS) soon after it was announced on January 28. Conservative activist group Americans for Prosperity – Ohio (AFP Ohio) put out […]
Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman’s office worked with liberal activists and employees of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to block a gun rights bill in the Ohio General Assembly, public records obtained by Media Trackers show. Media Trackers has previously reported on the groups’ coordination to use shooting deaths for political gain. Senate Bill 17, signed […]