Representative Adam C. Miller - House District 17
 

07.29.19 - Rep. Adam Miller Introduces Legislation To Combat Human Trafficking, Prostitution In Ohio

 

State Rep. Adam C. Miller (D-Columbus) today introduced legislation to establish a new grant program to help local courts better handle human trafficking and prostitution cases in Ohio. The million-dollar grant program would fund two important efforts aimed at cracking down and preventing human trafficking and prostitution.

“For too long we tried to combat human trafficking by increasing fees and penalties, and it hasn’t worked. The programs this grant seeks to support are innovative because they go to the fundamental root cause of sexual abuse,” said Rep. Miller. “Columbus and other communities are coming up with innovative programs like CATCH courts and Johns Schools that educate and work to prevent human trafficking and prostitution. Prevention and education are key and these grants will help expand these programs throughout Ohio.”

 
 

06.19.19 - Rep. Adam Miller Announces House Passage Of Legislation Aimed At Improving The Lives Of Children Of Ohio's Disabled Service Members And Veterans

 

State Rep. Adam Miller (D-Columbus) today announced the passage of House Bill (HB) 262, legislation creating the Folds of Honor license plate.

“We do a tremendous amount for our service members and their families, but there are important gaps that still remain and Folds of Honor is working to fill one of those gaps by helping children of service members,” said Miller. “Investing in children of disabled veterans is investing in Ohio and investing in our future.”

 
 

06.12.19 - Reps. Adam Miller, Bride Sweeney Introduce Legislation To Boost Domestic And International Flights In Ohio

 

State Reps. Adam C. Miller (D-Columbus) and Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) recently introduced legislation that would create a competitive $15 million grant program for Ohio airports to attract additional international and domestic direct flights in the state.

 
 

05.30.19 - Reps. Miller, Crawley Announce Legislation Creating Somali-East African Affairs Commission

 

State Reps. Adam C. Miller (D-Columbus) and Erica C. Crawley (D-Columbus) today introduced legislation that would establish the first-ever Somali-East African Affairs Commission in Ohio, designed to address the unique challenges faced by these communities and empower them to add to Ohio’s growing diversity.

 
 

05.22.19 - 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. 

 
 

05.01.19 - Dem Lawmakers Introduce Legislation To Prohibit Housing Discrimination

 

State Reps. Adam C. Miller (D-Columbus) and Terrence Upchurch (D-Cleveland) this week announced House Bill (HB) 229, legislation that would prohibit landlords from discriminating against tenants who utilize the federal government’s Housing Choice Voucher program.

 
 

04.10.19 - Miller: 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.

 
 

03.14.19 - Miller, House Dems Unveil Ohio Promise To Taxpayers

 

State Rep. Adam Miller (D-Columbus) today joined Democratic lawmakers to unveil the Ohio Promise, a blueprint to renew the Buckeye State’s promise of better jobs and brighter futures.

 
 

03.13.19 - Miller Announces Bipartisan Bill To Aid Victims Of Human Trafficking

 

State Reps. Adam Miller (D-Columbus) and Kyle Koehler (R-Springfield) today announced bipartisan legislation that would strengthen penalties for soliciting prostitution and increase funding for Ohio’s Victims of Human Trafficking Fund. 

 
 

02.11.19 - Rep. Miller Announces $111 Million State Investment In Hilltop

 

State Rep. Adam Miller (D-Columbus) today announced the Controlling Board approved the release of $110 million in state investments for two major projects in Columbus’s west side Hilltop neighborhood, including $110 million in facility funding at the Twin Valley Behavioral Healthcare Hospital and more than $1.2 million for the Housing Development Assistance Program’s Hilltop City Cottages Project.

 
 

01.31.19 - Dem Reps Announce Bill To Support Ohio Families During Prolonged Federal Government Shutdowns

 

State Reps. Adam Miller (D-Columbus) and Glenn Holmes (D-McDonald) today announced legislation that would ensure low-income families do not go hungry if future federal government shutdowns halt or delay funding for essential food assistance programs. The most recent month-long federal shutdown nearly threatened food security for more than 1.5 million Ohioans, including hundreds of thousands of children, as federal funds for food assistance programs began to dry up. 

 
 

12.13.18 - Dem Lawmakers Introduce Bill Supporting Ohio Workers, Families Facing Mass Layoffs

 

Democratic State Reps. Glenn Holmes (D-Girard), Dan Ramos (D-Lorain) and Adam Miller (D-Columbus) today announced legislation to help Ohio workers, their families and local communities affected by large-scale closures and mass layoffs. The proposal comes on the heels of GM’s announced plans to shutter is Lordstown, Ohio assembly plant, which would result in the direct loss of 1,500 jobs. 

 
 

12.04.18 - Rep. Adam Miller Named House Democratic Caucus Chair

 

Ohio House Democratic Leader Fred Strahorn (D-Dayton) today appointed state Rep. Adam Miller (D-Columbus) Caucus Chair for the Ohio House Democrats, a position charged with building and strengthening legislative relationships both in Columbus and throughout the state.

“Rep. Miller knows how to work hard and bring people together. That’s what he’s done throughout his time in the military and in public service,” said Strahorn. “He exemplifies the kind of leadership we need to chair our caucus over the next two years as we fight for the issues that matter most to working families—issues like healthcare access, good schools and better-paying jobs.”

 
 

10.11.18 - Rep. Miller Announces Bill To Provide More Resources To Local Economies

 

State Rep. Adam Miller (D-Columbus) today announced the introduction of House Bill (HB) 740 , bipartisan legislation with Representative Steven Arndt (R-Port Clinton) that would give port authorities, Community Improvement Corporations (CIC) and Community Development Corporations (CDC) in Ohio the ability to tap into the state’s bonding authority.  The state would then provide those proceeds to the port authorities, CICs and CDCs for economic development projects.

 
 

08.21.18 - Miller Tapped To Help Shape Public Policy On House Transportation And Public Safety Committee

 

State Rep. Adam Miller (D-Columbus) today announced he has been selected to serve on the Ohio House Transportation and Public Safety Committee, a legislative panel tasked with shaping the state’s public policy governing Ohio’s roads, highways, infrastructure and driving laws.

“Our economic success and public safety largely depend on having reliable, modern infrastructure and commonsense laws that keep drivers and pedestrians safe,” said Miller. “I look forward to strengthening our state, and moving us forward in the right direction through my work on the committee. I am honored to have this opportunity.”

 
 

05.23.18 - Rep. Miller Announces Bill To Reduce Financial Burdens Of Adoption

 

State Rep. Adam Miller (D-Columbus) today announced the introduction of House Bill (HB) 661, pro-family legislation to assist prospective adoptive families with procedural costs and other financial burdens associated with adoption.

 
 

05.02.18 - Columbus Reps. Boggs, Miller Introduce Bill To Clean Up Urban Blight

 

State Reps. Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus) and Adam Miller (D-Columbus) today introduced legislation to clean up blighted properties in urban communities across Ohio. The bill comes as many communities struggle with the state’s ongoing opioid crisis, underemployment and an abundance of foreclosed and abandoned properties. The Columbus-area lawmakers say their plan would combat neighborhood blight and increase local property values.

 
 

04.13.18 - Rep. Miller Promoted To U.S. Army Reserve JAG Corps Colonel

 

State Rep. Adam Miller (D-Columbus) today announced his selection for promotion to full Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps. Miller is one of only 13 drilling monthly soldiers selected across the U.S. Army Reserve.

 
 

03.29.18 - Rep. Miller: State Investments Key To Growing Central Ohio Economy, Creating Jobs

 

State Rep. Adam Miller (D-Columbus) today announced the passage of House Bill (HB) 529, the state’s $2.6 billion biennial capital bill. The capital budget is primarily used to fund the upkeep of state facilities, colleges and university campuses and state lands, but also includes a number of community projects that directly impact the West Columbus “Hilltop” neighborhood.  The bill includes more than $110 million to replace the 178 bed Kosar facility at the Hilltop’s Twin Valley Behavioral Healthcare Hospital.

 
 

02.23.18 - Miller: Ohio House Dems Stand With Ohio Workers, Speak Out Against GOP Anti-worker Bills

 

State Rep. Adam Miller (D-Columbus) and Democratic House members from across the state today issued statements in support of the Working People’s Day of Action planned for Saturday, February 24 at the Ohio Statehouse. The Ohio march comes on the heels of the introduction of six Republican-sponsored constitutional amendments to implement so-called “right to work” legislation and other workplace restrictions in the Buckeye State. 

“Ohio’s elected officials should be focused on creating jobs, ensuring safer neighborhoods, and improving education. Vilifying the middle class and attacking Ohio’s long, proud relationship with organized labor is more than just a political sideshow, it is detrimental to our state’s economic future.”—Rep. Adam Miller (D-Columbus)

 
 

02.22.18 - State Lawmakers Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Increase Solicitation Penalties

 

State Reps. Adam C. Miller (D-Columbus) and Jim Hughes (R-Upper Arlington) today introduced legislation to increase penalties for those convicted of solicitation from a third to a first-degree misdemeanor. As Ohio’s opioid crisis has worsened in recent years, the number of prostitution-related arrests has increased by more than 30 percent across the state.

 
 

02.08.18 - Rep. Miller To Host Community Office Hours February 10

 

State Rep. Adam Miller (D-Columbus) will hold community office hours Saturday, February 10 from 10:00-11:00a.m. at the Columbus Metropolitan Library, South High Branch located at 3540 South High Steet in Columbus. Office hours are a great opportunity for constituents to meet with Rep. Miller, discuss issues and engage the legisaltive process. The event is free and open to the public.

 

 
 

01.29.18 - Rep. Miller To Host Community Office Hours February 3

 

State Rep. Adam Miller (D-Columbus) today announced he will be hosting community office hours Saturday, February 3 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at the South High Branch Library and 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm at the Hilltop Y.  

 
 

01.26.18 - Bipartisan "Blight Bill" Would Protect Neighborhoods From Dangerous Properties, Lawmaker Says

 

State Rep. Adam C. Miller (D-Columbus) today announced the introduction of the Blight Bill, bipartisan legislation to expedite legal action against landlords whose negligence creates a safe haven for illegal activity on their properties. The Blight Bill comes as many Ohio neighborhoods deal with economic decline and Ohio’s ongoing opioid crisis.

 
 

10.18.17 - Miller To Hold District Office Hours

 

State Rep. Adam C. Miller (D-Columbus) will hold district office hours Thursday, October 26 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Crossroads United Methodist Church, and 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Hilltop YMCA.

These are excellent opportunities for local residents to meet with Rep. Miller to share their ideas, questions and concerns. This event is free and open to the public.

 
 

08.16.17 - Dem Lawmakers Introduce School Safety Drill Bill To Better Prepare Students, Local Communities For Emergencies

 

State Reps. Adam C. Miller (D-Columbus) and Bernadine Kennedy Kent (D-Columbus) recently introduced new legislation titled the School Safety Drill bill to help improve emergency response readiness in school districts across the state.

“The School Safety Drill bill will directly improve communication between school districts and first responders by involving all qualified parties in the emergency procedure rehearsal,” said Miller, a former school board member, teacher and a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Reserve JAG Corps with military service in Afghanistan. “The Rehearsal of Concept (ROC) drill used in the military is a proven best practice in helping identify gaps in emergency response planning. I believe school districts need a similar tool to help ensure our students are safe.”

 
 

06.01.17 - Rep. Miller Testifies On Bipartisan Bill To Increase Military Representation In Ohio Counties

 

State Reps. Adam Miller (D-Columbus) and Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills) this week gave sponsor testimony before the House Armed Services, Veterans Affairs, and Homeland Security Committee in support of House Bill 192, bipartisan legislation to increase military representation across the state by allowing Veterans Services Commission’s in Ohio counties to add up to two additional members. 

“The military spouse is the service member’s secret weapon. The military spouse provides the resiliency, the support, and all of the unspoken understanding so critical for those called to serve in harm’s way. Our Veteran’s Services capacity will expand tenfold with the addition of a military spouse in our commissions,” said Miller.

 
 

05.23.17 - Rep. Miller Announces ODE Summer Food Service Program For Ohio's Youth

 

State Rep. Adam C. Miller (D-Columbus) recently announced the Ohio Department of Education’s Summer Food Service Program is underway to ensure children ages eighteen and under receive free nutritious meals during the summer months when school is not in session.

Additionally, young adults ages nineteen through twenty-one that are currently enrolled in an Individualized Education Program (IEP) are also eligible to use the Summer Food Services Program. The program is free and there is no sign up required. 

 
 

01.31.17 - Miller To Help Shape Public Policy On Ohio House Legislative Panels

 

State Rep. Adam Miller (D-Columbus) today announced the committees on which he will serve to help shape and refine public policy during the 132nd General Assembly.  

“I am tremendously humbled and honored to serve on these impactful committees. I'm especially looking forward to working with all of my colleagues to help make Ohio's education system second-to-none and to provide a continuity of service for veterans and military families that sets the pace for our great nation,” said Miller, a combat veteran who served in Afghanistan with the 10th Mountain Division in 2004. “In addition, serving on the Federalism and Interstate Relations Committee gives me an opportunity to leverage best practices and build on relationships forged with fellow service members over the past 20 years in the United States military.”

 
 

01.06.17 - Newly-seated Miller Announces Open Office Hours For Constituents

 

Newly-elected state Rep. Adam Miller (D-Marble Cliff) today announced upcoming open office hours for constituents of the 17th Ohio House District. Miller officially took the oath of office Tuesday after winning election to the Statehouse last November.

“Office hours are a great way to connect with community members and let them know we’re ready to help with any challenges, ideas and concerns,” said Miller.

 

 
 

01.05.17 - Adam Miller Sworn In As State Representative

 

Adam Miller (D-Marble Cliff) was officially sworn in to the Ohio House of Representatives Tuesday as state representative for the 17th House District. Miller, elected to his first House term in November, will serve the people of parts of south and west Columbus, including Franklinton, the Hilltop, Valleyview, Franklin Township, Marble Cliff, Hamilton Township, and slivers of Grove City and Prairie and Jackson Townships.

“I am extremely humbled and honored to join the state legislature as a voice for the people of the seventeenth district,” said Miller. “I am ready to get to work on issues that matter most to our community, particularly helping our residents fight the opioid addiction crisis, expanding veterans’ services, creating better paying jobs for our citizens and providing more meaningful educational opportunities for our children.”