COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Senate voted to reject an amendment that would limit the power of Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton.
The Senate reject the amendment to Senate Bill 1 unanimously 32-0.
The legislation would have allowed a bipartisan committee to reassess the Health Director's order after 14 days and decide if it was necessary to extend it.
It passed the House earlier this month 58-37.
Gov. Mike DeWine elaborated in the past on why he felt Senate Bill 1 was a bad idea and would veto it.
"Any bill or any attempt that gets in the way of our ability to protect the people of Ohio is a bill that I will be forced to veto to protect the people of Ohio," he said.
He said he didn't understand how lawmakers could attempt to get a bill like that passed in the middle of the worst health emergency in 102 years.
"Under this bill; if it ever became law, it would be nothing but chaos, It's just — I don't quite understand it," he said.