Ohio legislature considering Mesothelioma Month designation

On Tuesday, June 9, House Bill No. 211 was introduced in the Ohio legislature, which would designate September as “Mesothelioma Month” in the state. The bill is sponsored by Ohio State Representative Kenny Yuko (D-7th District), and co-sponsored by Reps. Hagan, Ujvagi, Evans, Domenick, Oelslager, Newcomb, Fende, Skindell, Winburn, Okey, Letson, Luckie and Bacon.

H.B. 211 would enact section 5.2239 of the Revised Code to read as follows:

Sec. 5.2239. The month of September is designated as “Mesothelioma Month” to bring attention to mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer that develops in the mesothelium, a protective sac that covers most of the body’s internal organs, and is commonly linked to asbestos exposure.

Rep. Yuko has a special passion for supporting quality of life initiatives for Ohio’s working families. He has established himself as an advocate for increased health care access, and is strong supporter of Multiple Sclerosis awareness. IN 2006 he introduced and achieved passage of H.B. 379, which designated March as MS Awareness Month in the state of Ohio. He is chair of the House Commerce and Labor Committee.

If you live in Ohio, please contact your legislative Representative and ask him or her to support this bill designating September as Meothelioma Month in Ohio!

Contact the Ohio Legislature.

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