[Ohio-talk] Urgent action needed for HB214

Patricia McPherson patrinkle at icloud.com
Mon Jun 24 06:05:14 UTC 2019


Mike,
I sent you a document and will be awaiting great news.
Pat



> On Jun 18, 2019, at 5:48 AM, Richard Payne via Ohio-Talk <ohio-talk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> 
> 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
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ohio-Talk <ohio-talk-bounces at nfbnet.org> On Behalf Of Mike Leiterman
> via Ohio-Talk
> Sent: Monday, June 17, 2019 12:06 PM
> To: Ohio-Talk at nfbnet.org
> Cc: Mike Leiterman <leitlaw at hotmail.com>
> 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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