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File #: R-298-21    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 5/27/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/8/2021 Final action: 6/8/2021
Title: Urging the Statehouse to pass House Bill 281.
Attachments: 1. Audio: Agenda Review, June 1, 2021, 2. Audio: City Council June 8, 2021


Council Member Melden



Urging the Statehouse to pass House Bill 281.



                     WHEREAS, House Bill 281 replaces various statutory terms related to people with disabilities or mental illness; and


                     WHEREAS, House Bill 281 updates statutory provisions relating to assistance dogs, braille teacher standards, the Children with Medical Handicaps Program, the former Ohio Commission for the Blind, and accessible parking spaces; and


                     WHEREAS, House Bill 281 designates the legislation as the “Mental Health and Disability Terminology Act; and


                     WHEREAS, House Bill 281 will eliminate and substitute language terms for disability and mental illness; and


                     WHEREAS, the City of Toledo recently passed a resolution to support the “5 I’s of Disability Justice Policy Framework” for use in the development of City policies to assure inclusion for individuals with disabilities in the areas of employment, education, housing, healthcare, transportation, physical access and social opportunity; NOW, THEREFORE,


Be it resolved by the Council of the City of Toledo:


SECTION 1. That Toledo City Council urges the Statehouse to pass House Bill 281.


SECTION 2.  That this Resolution shall take effect and be in force from and after the earliest period allowed by law.


Adopted: June 8, 2021  yeas   12, nays   0


Adopted: June 8, 2021:  yeas 11, nays 0.



Gerald E. Dendinger                                          Matt Cherry

Clerk of Council                                          President of Council


Approved:                                                               June 8, 2021

Wade Kapszukiewicz