[Ohio-talk] Urgent action needed for HB214

Richard Payne rchpay7 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 18 09:48:57 UTC 2019


Mike, I may be able to attend, and others should do the same if they can.
Keep up the good work.


Richard Payne,  President
National Federation of the Blind of Ohio
937-396-5573or 937/829/3368
Rchpay7 at gmail.com
The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the
characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the
expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles
between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life you want;
blindness is not what holds you back

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Subject: [Ohio-talk] Urgent action needed for HB214

Hello,
I was just informed by rep Brown's office that are prescription drug reader
bill is having its first hearing tomorrow. Rep Brown will be giving sponsor
testimony  for this bill. Rep Brown has also indicated that HB214 will have
a second hearing next week for proponent testimony.  I know that not every
member can come to Columbus in such short notice, but you can still help.
If you can get me your testimony I will make sure that it gets entered into
the record for  proponent testimony. In addition if you can come to Columbus
most likely next Tuesday I can help get you to the proper room to testify at
the hearing, plus I could use the company at the hearing.
If you are planning to come to Columbus to testify, please remember that
there is a four minute time limit for you to speak. Also please remember to
dress appropriate for the hearing.  Please remember that proponent testimony
is testimony that is in favor of the issue.
Your written testimony does not have to be long. You should state who you
are, and what you would like to see happen. In this case that you would like
for the members of the house to approve HB214. The next part you should
explained why you would like to see HB214 signed into law. This could be for
different reasons such as: independence, privacy, health and safety. You
could then end your testimony with a reminder that you are only asking that
the blind have equal access to medical information that is already legally
required by law to be provided to the public.
I am planning to hold a phone meeting tomorrow night at 7:00pm to talk about
this issue and to talk about both written and live testimony. Please make
sure to be on the call, we need as much testimony as we can get in support
of HB214. Also please remember that you will need to submit your testimony
ahead of time even if you plan to give live testimony at next week's
hearing. This is an issue that we should be in full support of, and as such
I hope that we can all  put something together to submit into the record. I
will need your submission by Friday.
Thank you in advance for your efforts in getting HB214 signed into law. I
will see everyone tomorrow night on the phone conference

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