Ohio Lawmakers Return To Address Coronavirus Challenges

(ONN) – The fate of the remaining school year, including graduation requirements and state-mandated testing, are among the top issues before lawmakers planning a return to Columbus this week to address challenges posed by the coronavirus.

Concluding the postponed primary election, currently reset for June 2nd, suspending evictions and foreclosures, prohibiting utility cut-offs and creating a grace period for people unable to renew their driver’s license with almost all BMVs shut down are also high on the priority list of lawmakers and Governor DeWine.

The House and Senate are both scheduled to meet Wednesday and Thursday.

Lawmakers would have to suspend rules to pass legislation on an emergency basis without the normal schedule of committee hearings.