Ohio House Bill 248 Discharge Petition

In United States parliamentary procedure, a discharge petition is a means of bringing a bill out of committee and to the floor for consideration without a report from the committee by "discharging" the committee from further consideration of a bill or resolution.

So why a discharge petition? Well, about a hundred of Ohio's multi-million and multi-billion dollar lobbying organizations came out against Ohio House Bill 248. These organizations represent millions of dollars in contributions to the political campaigns of most of the politicians in the state of Ohio, from local mayors to state legislators, from county commissioners to congressional candidates. Without getting into the weeds on the rational, these organizations oppose HB248 because the legislation would prevent their ability to discriminate against individuals who choose not to receive some or any vaccines.

Although HB248 received an unprecedented number of proponent testimonies in favor of the legislation, some 1,500 letters to the House Health Committee, and received a relatively insignificant number of opposition testimonies, the bill stalled out in the Health Committee because our legislature cares more about their campaign contributions than they do your rights!

As such, Representative Jennifer Gross, HB248 Sponsor, decided to submit a "discharge petition" in an effort to either circumvent the Health Committee and bring the bill to the House floor for a vote, or expose fellow legislators for the frauds they are as evidence by their objection to signing the HB248 discharge petition. 


Furthermore, we are pursuing a ballot initiative for HB248 to be voted on by the general public in the November election.

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Message from Rep. Jennifer Gross

Who has signed the Discharge Petition



"With the recent announcement of President Biden’s Executive Order State Rep. Jennifer Gross (R-West Chester) is taking swift action to protect Ohioans and their freedoms by bringing forth a Discharge Petition for HB 248, the Vaccine Choice and Anti-Discrimination Act."

"Gross is the sponsor of HB 248, the Vaccine Choice and Anti-Discrimination Act. Gross has heard concerns from Ohioans on the recent vaccine mandate from President Biden in addition to other Covid-19 mandates."

"Rep. Gross has brought forth a Discharge Petition to remove the bill from the Ohio House Health Committee in order for State Representatives to sign. The Discharge Petition needs 50 signatures so that the bill can be brought immediately to the House Floor for a vote."

"'It is now time for the Ohio Legislature to take action on HB 248,' said Gross. 'I hope to see signatures and support from my fellow House Members.' 'The decision to receive any vaccine should be a personal choice,' said Gross."

"'It is our duty to protect the freedoms of Ohioans and the time to act is now!'"

Read more of Rep. Jennifer Gross' Press Release 9/10/21 📄

​Read the Original Bill that would be Discharged 📄

​Read Rep. Gross' Sponsor Testimony from the Committee Hearing on 5/18/21. 📄




Contact your representative and respectfully demand that they stand up for your vaccine choice and healthcare privacy rights and immediately sign the HB248 discharge petition.