In 2014 nearly 290,000 people were involved in drunken driving crashes across the nation, while over 1.1 million were arrested for driving under the influence. Additionally, according to the FBI drunk drivers have on average driven drunk 80 times before their first DUI arrest.
House Bill 317, which is aimed at protecting minors from being victims of identity theft, is now headed to Governor Kasich’s desk for approval. Sponsored by State Representative Ron Maag (R–Lebanon), this legislation allows credit reporting agencies to create a credit record for the minor and then apply a freeze to that record.
During today’s voting session, the Ohio House of Representatives passed legislation that would prohibit local governments from imposing residency requirements when hiring contractors or design professionals. Residency requirements typically require contractors to hire a certain percentage of residents within a given geographic area for public works projects.