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Senate President Says Close Of Lame Duck Session Won't Be The End For Some Bills

Senate President Larry Obhof (R-Medina) speaks at the winter gathering of the County Commissioners Association of Ohio and the County Engineers Association of Ohio.

The Ohio House and Senate are preparing for a busy week of legislating in Columbus with a couple of controversial measures up for debate.The hotly-contested "Heartbeat Bill", which bans abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected is back in committee. That bill was delayed last week, as was a resolution to make it tougher for groups and citizens to put an issue on the statewide ballot will get another look in committee.Republican Senate President Larry Obhof says he plans to talk to Republican House Speaker Ryan Smith about their agendas, which he says will continue even after session is over.“The world doesn’t end when we leave. We will be sworn in again in the next General Assembly less than four weeks from today,” Obhof says.Obhof is hoping for votes on a bill to change rules on occupational licenses, and on a measure that would require 30 percent of state regulations be cut in the next three years. Copyright 2018 The Statehouse News Bureau. To see more, visit The Statehouse News Bureau.