The amended bill passed in the House on Thursday afternoon, but cleveland.com reported the Senate would not consider the new version of the bill.
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine issued a statement regarding the amendment Friday morning.
“This issue is best addressed outside of government through individual sports leagues and athletic associations, including the Ohio High School Athletic Association, who can tailor policies to meet the needs of their member athletes and member institutions,” DeWine said.
House Bill 29 in its original form was proposed to alter the Ohio Revised Code to allow a person who was discharged from the United States Public Health Service or the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to obtain an Ohio veterans identification card.
The new version passed unanimously in the Senate on Thursday night.
Ohio State director of athletics Gene Smith and football coach Ryan Day spoke in favor of the original Senate Bill 187, and a team spokesman emphasized Thursday night that support did not transfer to the amended version with the transgender sports ban attached.