* * * * News Flash* * * * OHIO Senator Tom Patton's Senate Bill 101 is unanimously approved by the Ohio Senate...
To enact section 5.2266 of the Ohio Revised Code to designate the month of May as "Substance Abuse Awareness and Education Month."
Reporter Jackie Nash, The Daily Reporter (Columbus) writes:
"Sen. Tom Patton, R-Strongsville, the bill's sponsor, said he believes [SB101]would expand Ohio's substance abuse education, which is lagging.
"We always say, 'Go home and talk to your kids about drugs,' but I don't believe we can ever talk to them enough about it," Patton said. "(SB 226) is not going to solve the drug problem, but we also just can't quit trying."
Ohio General Assembly
05/17/2011 Senate - Third Consideration summary
Yeas - 29
Bacon Beagle Brown Cafaro Cates Daniels Faber Gillmor
Grendell Hite Hughes Jones Jordan Kearney Lehner Manning Obhof Oelslager Patton Sawyer Schaffer Schiavoni Seitz Smith Tavares Wagoner Widener Wilson Niehaus (Senate President)
Nays - 0
09/21/2011 House - Third Consideration summary
Yeas - 96
Adams J. Adams R. Amstutz Anielski Antonio Ashford Baker Barnes Beck Blair Blessing Boose Brenner Bubp Buchy Budish Butler Carey Carney Celeste Clyde Combs Conditt Damschroder DeGeeter Derickson Dovilla Driehaus Duffey Fedor Fende Foley Gardner Garland Gentile Gerberry
Gonzales Goodwin Goyal Grossman Hackett Hagan C. Hagan R. Hall Hayes Henne Hill Hollington Hottinger Huffman Johnson Kozlowski Landis Letson Luckie Lundy Maag Mallory Martin McClain McGregor McKenney Milkovich Murray Newbold O'Brien Okey Patmon Pelanda Peterson Phillips Pillich Ramos Roegner Rosenberger Ruhl Schuring Sears Slaby Slesnick Sprague Stautberg Stebelton Stinziano Sykes Szollosi Terhar Thompson Uecker Wachtmann Weddington Williams Winburn Young Yuko Batchelder (Speaker)
Nays - 0
Visit http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/ to view details.
Senator Tom Patton -R
Signed into law on October 11, 2011 by Governor Kasich
1. Fifteen states that require K-12 substance abuse education for all students: AL, CT, DE, GA, IL IN , LA, MO, MS, NC, NJ, PA, RI, UT, VT
2. Every $1 invested in effective prevention programs achieved a savings of $7 in preventable health care, law enforcement, and criminal justice expenses, funded largely by tax dollars. (National Institute on Drug Abuse)
3. Heroin in now being tried by the youngest children on record. U.S. Department of Justice
4. Poppy Seed Tea is becoming the newest teen drug fad, with dangerous and even fatal consequences.