More than a bill
Many of us remember that Saturday morning Schoolhouse Rock cartoon about the sad bill singing on the steps of Capitol Hill. He just wanted to become a law. It takes a lot to become a law.
Invited by EHOVE’s FFA Chapter, Senator Gayle Manning (R) stopped in to explain it all to EHOVE students on April 27. She led the students through the process, which includes their writing and introduction, hearings and votes, all of which include several commitments and collaboration with others. Senator Manning described her most recent experiences and direct involvement with the exotic animal bill and a new bill for injured or killed police officers that would be similar to an Amber Alert.
Senator Manning also answered questions from EHOVE students about environmental concerns and bills currently in the Senate. “She seemed nice and wanted our opinion on things,” said Green Science Tech student Megan Long (Monroeville HS).
“I think it’s really important to be involved and let people know how the process works,” said Manning. “I was surprised at how many people don’t know more about how our laws are made. It’s important to stay connected to our legislators and have a say in who gets elected.”
Senator Manning is serving her first term in the Ohio Senate. She represents the 13th Ohio Senate District, which encompasses Huron and Lorain counties and the eastern portions of Seneca County.
PHOTO: See attached photo of Senator Gayle Manning (R) with EHOVE Green Science Tech and FFA students. (L-R) Front row: Megan Long (Huron HS), James Patterson (South Central HS), Senator Gayle Manning. Middle row: Patricia Casanova (South Central HS), John Ellis (Edison HS), Megan Long (Monroeville HS). Back row: Jobe Cox (Norwalk HS), Stephen Shenefield (Norwalk HS) and Green Science Tech Instructor Elaine Beekman.