Representative Beth Liston - House District 21

10.19.20 - Reps. Liston And Galonski Urge Passage Of HB 165 This National Health Education Week


COLUMBUS – State Reps. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) and Beth Liston (D-Dublin) issued statements today encouraging the Ohio House Primary and Secondary Education Committee to take action and pass House Bill (HB) 165 out of committee.  HB 165 would require health education standards in school systems across the state. It was introduced in March 2019. 



07.24.20 - Rep. Liston Calls For The Immediate Resignation Of Speaker Householder


COLUMBUS—State Rep. Beth Liston (D-Dublin) today called for the resignation of Republican Speaker of the House Larry Householder (R-Glenford) following federal charges that he engaged in a $60 million bribery, racketeering scheme. This is the second FBI investigation into House GOP leadership in three years.


07.07.20 - Rep. Liston Statement On State Mask Mandate For Franklin County


COLUMBUS—State Rep. Beth Liston (D-Dublin) issued a statement today following Gov. DeWine’s executive order to require facemasks in several Ohio counties, including Butler, Cuyahoga, Franklin, Hamilton, Huron, Montgomery, and Trumbull. Each of the counties falls within Level 3 of the state’s new Public Health Advisory System, which was unveiled July 2. Level 3 indicates very high exposure and spread of coronavirus.


06.24.20 - Liston, Dems Urge House To Return To Session, Say Too Much Left Undone Amid Unprecedented Crises


Democratic Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) today joined Dem lawmakers to urge House Republican leaders to call the chamber back into session to address several critical issues facing the state, including health and the economy amid the coronavirus pandemic, systemic racism and police brutality, questions surrounding the November election, and looming state budget shortfalls.


06.12.20 - Rep. Liston Applauds House Passage Of Democratic Priority Bill To Expand Broadband Coverage To Unserved Residential Households


COLUMBUS— State Representative Beth Liston (D-Dublin) today announced the passage of House Bill (HB) 13, Democratic priority legislation to create the Ohio Residential Broadband Expansion Program, specifically designed to bring broadband to unserved residential households. 


06.12.20 - Rep. Liston Disappointed By Result Of House Concurrence Vote On HB 61


COLUMBUS—Today, State Representative Beth Liston (D-Dublin) voiced her disappointment that the Ohio House voted against accepting Senate amendments to House Bill (HB) 61, her bill to maintain the safety of mental healthcare providers by exempting their personal and familial information from being released under Public Records Laws.


06.10.20 - Rep. Liston Statement On GOP Bill To Downplay Severity Of COVID-19, Force Publication Of Misleading Data


State Rep. Beth Liston (D-Dublin) issued a statement today following the passage of House Bill 624,Republican legislation that would require the release of certain COVID-19 related data, which Liston says will make it more difficult for health departments to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.


05.29.20 - Liston, Fellow Dem Lawmakers Issue Statement Following Protests In Downtown Columbus Thursday Night


Central Ohio House Democratic lawmakers, including Assistant Minority Leader Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus), Assistant Minority Whip Rep. Richard Brown (D-Canal Winchester), Reps. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville), Beth Liston (D-Dublin), and Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington), today issued a statement following protests in downtown Columbus Thursday night.


04.29.20 - Reps. Liston, Lepore-Hagan, Renew Call For Expanded Vote By Mail


COLUMBUS- State Reps. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) and Dr. Beth Liston (D-Dublin) today called for action on HB 560, universal vote-by-mail (UVBM) legislation. The bill would require ballots to be mailed to all registered voters with return postage pre-paid and without the added step of having to apply for a ballot first. The bill also includes preservation of safe in-person voting opportunities.



03.25.20 - Reps. Liston And Patton Introduce Legislation To Cover Telehealth In Times Of Crisis


COLUMBUS- State Reps. Dr. Beth Liston (D-Dublin) and Thomas Patton (R-Strongsville) today introduced House Bill (HB) 580 to guarantee that health providers receive equivalent re-imbursement for covered services, regardless of whether they are conducted in person or remotely, during times of crisis. HB 580 will ensure that people get the care they need, while still maintaining safety for both the patient and the provider.


03.20.20 - Rep. Liston Announces State Agency Changes Due To COVID-19


Please open the attached document to see the most up to date state agency changes.


03.19.20 - Reps. Liston, Russo, And West Urge Dir. Dept Of Medicaid Maureen Corcoran To Take Various Steps To Address COVID-19 Crisis


Reps. Liston, Russo, and West urge Dir. Dept of Medicaid Maureen Corcoran to take various steps to address COVID-19 crisis. See attached document to read the letter sent to Dir. Corcoran


03.17.20 - Coronavirus Update: State Agency Changes Due To COVID-19


Rep. Beth Liston today shared the latest, most up-to-date changes implemented by state agencies in Ohio in response to the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. See attached document for a full list of changes.



03.13.20 - Rep. Liston Pushes Governor To Fund Emergency Benefits For Ohio Workers Affected By Coronavirus Outbreak


COLUMBUS—State Rep. Beth Liston (D-Dublin) today called on Gov. Mike DeWine to use his executive authority to release funds to create a temporary, emergency paid leave program for Ohio workers affected by the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. Liston’s call follows two letters sent this week on behalf of the caucus pushing for benefits to ensure the economic security of Ohio families.


01.22.20 - Rep. Liston To Host Youth Mental Health First Aid Workshop


State Rep. Liston (D-Dublin) along with Mindful Minds will host a Youth Mental Health First Aid Workshop on Saturday, January 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Dublin Chamber of Commerce in Dublin, Ohio and on Saturday, February 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Northwest Library in Columbus.


11.08.19 - Reps. Liston And Russo Introduce Patient Protection Bill


State Reps. Beth Liston (D-Dublin) and Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) today introduced a bill to protect health providers and patients across Ohio. 


11.08.19 - Rep. Liston Announces Community Information Session On Vaping


State Rep. Beth Liston (D-Dublin) today announced a community information session on vaping to be held on Wednesday, November 13, at 6 p.m. at the Northwest Library in Worthington.


10.31.19 - Legislators Introduce Insulin Pricing Bill Package


Today, State Sen. Hearcel F. Craig (D-Columbus) and state Rep. Dr. Beth Liston (D-Dublin) announced a package of bills to address insulin pricing and increase awareness of diabetes prevention tools.

“Families are struggling with the cost of insulin and young people are dying. Medically, we can prevent this,” said Liston. “We need policies that make it possible.”


10.23.19 - Rep. Liston Supports New Legislation That Seeks To Protect Healthcare Coverage Of Ohioans With Pre-existing Conditions


State Rep. Dr. Beth Liston (D-Dublin) today joined House Democrats at a Statehouse press conference to introduce legislation that would incorporate into Ohio law patient protections in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including coverage for those with pre-existing conditions.

“People are afraid of losing health insurance for their loved ones with pre-existing conditions,” said Rep. Liston. “We must do more to ensure Ohioans can feel safe and secure at home. This legislation to protect Ohio’s children and families is the right thing to do.”


09.19.19 - Rep. Beth Liston Issues PSA On Suicide Awareness Week


State Rep. Beth Liston (D-Dublin) todayissued a Public Service Announcement discussing September’s National Suicide Prevention week:

“Between 2003 and 2017, suicides by gun in Ohio increased by 60 percent,” said Rep. Liston. “During National Suicide Prevention week, it’s important that we take action. That’s why I’ve introduced a bill to make sure everyone knows the risks and has the right resources available to help when they purchase a gun.”

 *Editor’s note: The PSA can be viewed and downloaded here:


09.12.19 - Rep. Liston Hosts Insulin Affordability Listening Session


State Rep. Beth Liston (D-Dublin) hosted an insulin affordability listening session Wednesday to gather information and hear stories from those who have been impacted by the skyrocketing prices of insulin.


09.05.19 - Rep. Liston Announces Listening Session On Insulin Affordability


State Rep. Beth Liston (D-Dublin) today announced an insulin affordability listening session on Wednesday, September 11 at 5:00 pm at the Northwest Library in Worthington to hear from those who have been impacted by the skyrocketing prices of insulin.


09.04.19 - Rep. Liston Speaks At Press Conference On Healthcare Affordability


State Rep. Dr. Beth Liston (D-Dublin) joined Universal Health Care Action Network (UHCAN) and advocates at a Statehouse press conference Wednesday to support the fight for affordable healthcare in Ohio.


08.30.19 - Rep. Beth Liston Holds Ohio Promise Town Hall


State Rep. Beth Liston (D-Dublin) held a community town hall Thursday as part of the Ohio Promise Town Hall Tour, a statewide legislative town hall series hosted by House Democratic members. The purpose of the tour is to hear from constituents in their districts about their most pressing concerns, answer questions, and discuss the state budget, bipartisan priorities and a number of recent Democratic-led, legislative wins for working people and families.


08.26.19 - Rep. Liston Announces Ohio Promise Town Hall


State Rep. Beth Liston (D-Dublin) today announced a town hall meeting on Thursday, August 29 at 6:00pm at the Dublin Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library to discuss the state budget, bipartisan priorities and a number of recent Democratic-led wins for working people and families in northwest Franklin County.


08.09.19 - Rep. Liston Introduces Bill To Help Prevent Firearm-related Deaths


State Rep. Beth Liston (D-Dublin) this week introduced new legislation, House Bill (HB) 315, to require federally licensed firearms dealers to provide information about suicide prevention in hopes of decreasing the alarming statistics associated with gun-related fatalities.

“Over 50 percent of gun deaths in Ohio are the result of firearm assisted suicide,” said Rep. Liston. “I want to ensure that all gun owners are aware of the risks associated with firearms and are able to make informed decisions that are best suited for themselves and their families.”


07.24.19 - Rep. Liston: Misguided Bailout Costly For Consumers, Ohio's Clean Energy Future


State Rep. Beth Liston (D-Dublin) today issued a statement in opposition to House Bill (HB) 6, a Republican-sponsored bill to bail out Ohio’s nuclear power plants and subsidize two additional coal-fired power plants that service the state. The bill also guts Ohio’s renewable and energy efficiency standards, which opponents say will hurt job growth in emerging clean energy industries.


07.17.19 - Rep. Liston: Budget Compromise A Step In The Right Direction To Restore Ohio Promise Of Better Lives, Brighter Futures


Ohio State Rep. Beth Liston (D-Dublin) today issued a statement in support of the finalized version of the state budget, House Bill (HB) 166. Today’s vote follows more than two weeks of Republican dysfunction and gridlock, which forced lawmakers to pass a short-term funding extension before finally compromising on a long-term deal late Tuesday.

Liston stated, "While there is still a great deal of work to do, this budget invests hundreds of millions of dollars in our children to help improve health and wellness in our state."


07.08.19 - Liston, Dems: Remove Budget Provision Moving 2020 Presidential Primary To St. Patrick's Day


House Democratic lawmakers from across Ohio today sent a letter to Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose seeking information from his office about the impact of moving the 2020 presidential primary from March 10 to March 17, St. Patrick’s Day. See the letter below.


06.27.19 - Liston Introduces Bill To Help Local Nonprofit


State Rep. Beth Liston (D-Dublin) today announced House Bill (HB) 300, legislation that would raise money for the Ohio House Rabbit Rescue through the creation of a “Rabbit Friendly” license plate.


06.25.19 - Liston: Ohio Tax Credit Authority Approves Job-creating Projects In Dublin


State Rep. Beth Liston (D-Dublin) announced this week that the Ohio Tax Credit Authority approved assistance for three economic development projects expected to create 274 jobs in the 21st House district.


05.22.19 - Liston, Dems Unveil Commonsense Solutions To Keep Kids And Communities Safe


Ohio House Democratic lawmakers today announced a number of proposals, including safe storage, red-flag and background check laws, commonsense measures they say will better keep kids and communities safe. The package comes amid debate on House Bill (HB) 178, controversial legislation Democrats say is a solution in search of a problem.


05.14.19 - Rep. Liston Statement On "abortion Reversal" Bill


State Rep. Beth Liston (D-Dublin) today released the following statement in response to the announcement of legislation requiring Ohio doctors prescribing medication abortions, which are performed up to 10 weeks into a pregnancy, to provide information about an unproven and medically inaccurate procedure intended to “reverse” legal, safe abortion:


05.09.19 - Liston: Democratic Priorities Shape Budget As Bill Clears Ohio House


House Democratic lawmakers today voted in favor of the state budget, House Bill 166, which includes a number of key Democratic priorities, including a significant tax cut for working people and families.


05.01.19 - Liston, House Dems Lead Bipartisan Effort To End School Takeovers, Restore Local Control


House Democrats today announced the House passage of House Bill (HB) 154, a bipartisan effort to end state takeovers of local schools and restore control to local education officials. The bill comes amid questions of accountability, transparency and lackluster results from district takeovers in Youngstown, Lorain and East Cleveland.


04.11.19 - Liston Introduces Bipartisan Legislation To Ensure Families Receive Child Support Payments


State Reps. Beth Liston (D-Dublin) and Sarah LaTourette (R-Chesterland) today introduced bipartisan legislation to ensure that child support funds stay with Ohio families regardless of whether they receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits.


04.10.19 - Liston: Near-total Abortion Ban Threatens Women's Health, Liberty


House Democrats today voted against Senate Bill (SB) 23, a GOP-backed near-total abortion ban that would prohibit abortions in Ohio long before most women know they are pregnant. SB 23 would become the most extreme abortion ban in the country if signed into law.


03.28.19 - Liston's Bipartisan Bill To Safeguard Personal Information Of Mental Health Providers Passes House Unanimously


State Rep. Beth Liston (D-Dublin) today announced the unanimous House passage of House Bill (HB) 61, her bipartisan bill alongside joint sponsor Laura Lanese (R-Grove City) to make sensitive personal information of certain mental health workers and their families exempt from disclosure under Ohio’s public records law.


03.25.19 - Health Education Standards Bill Introduced In The Ohio House


State Reps. Beth Liston (D-Dublin) and Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today introduced legislation that would create health education standards for students in Ohio. Currently, Ohio is the only state in the nation that does not have statewide health education standards.


03.07.19 - Rep. Liston Statement As Transportation Budget Clears House


State Rep. Beth Liston (D-Dublin) today released a statement following the House passage of House Bill 62, the two-year state transportation budget.


02.26.19 - Democratic Lawmakers Mount Opposition To GOP's Latest Extreme Abortion Ban


House Democratic lawmakers today voiced opposition to House Bill (HB) 68, a Republican bill that would prohibit abortion as early as six-weeks into a pregnancy, long before most women know they are pregnant. The bill contains no exceptions for rape and incest and limited exceptions for the life and health of the mother. 


02.13.19 - Rep. Liston Introduces Bipartisan Bill To Shield Personal Information Of Mental Health Providers


State Reps. Beth Liston (D-Dublin) and Laura Lanese (R-Grove City) today introduced House Bill (HB) 61, bipartisan legislation to add certain mental health workers to the list of those exempt from disclosing identifying personal information under Ohio public records laws.


01.07.19 - Liston Sworn In As State Rep For Ohio's 21st House District


State Rep. Beth Liston (D-Dublin) took the oath of office today during the opening session of the 133rd Ohio General Assembly at the Ohio Statehouse, officially beginning Liston’s first term as state lawmaker.