Rep. Merrin speaks during a recent House session.
Rep. Merrin speaks during a recent House session.
 Rep. Merrin is congratulated by Speaker Rosenberger just after being sworn in.
Rep. Merrin is congratulated by Speaker Rosenberger just after being sworn in.
 Derek Merrin receives applause from House members as he enters the chamber to be sworn in.
Derek Merrin receives applause from House members as he enters the chamber to be sworn in.
 

State Representative Derek Merrin is currently serving his first full term in the Ohio House after being appointed in 2016. He represents the 47th district, which includes portions of Fulton and Lucas counties.

 
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03.29.17 - Rep. Merrin's Bill Ends State Employees' Insurance Free Ride

 
COLUMBUS -

State Representative Derek Merrin (R-Monclova Township) introduced House Bill 169, which would require many state employees to effectively pay 15 percent of the total cost for their dental, vision, and basic life insurance premiums. The legislation impacts exempt state employees not covered by collective bargaining agreements, including state legislators, agency directors, and executive staff.

 
 

03.08.17 - Representative Derek Merrin Introduces Bill Repealing The Sales Tax On Prescribed Eyewear

 
COLUMBUS -

State Representative Derek Merrin (R-Monclova Township) introduced House Bill 116 that eliminates the sale and use tax on eyeglasses, frames, and contacts. Prescription eyewear is the only prescribed medical product sold in traditional retail stores that is taxed in Ohio. Taxpayers would save an estimated $23 million annually from the sales tax repeal on prescribed eyewear.

 
 

02.28.17 - State Representative Derek Merrin Introduces The "Epinephrine Accessibility Act"

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Derek Merrin (R-Monclova Township) introduced House Bill 101, known as the “Epinephrine Accessibility Act,” which seeks to make epinephrine auto-injectors more affordable and accessible. National media has reported on the sky-rocketing cost for EpiPens, produced by Mylan Pharmaceuticals, which is reported to control about 90 percent of the epinephrine auto-injector market. The price for EpiPens has increased about 500 percent in recent years, standing at a $600 retail price.

 
 

02.16.17 - Representative Derek Merrin Introduces "Fuel Tax Transparency Act"

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Derek Merrin (R-Monclova Township) has introduced the “Fuel Tax Transparency Act” that would require a sticker to be placed on all retail fuel pumps displaying federal and state fuel tax rates.  Ohio currently imposes a 28-cents-per-gallon tax on gasoline and diesel. The federal tax rate is 18.4 cents per gallon on gasoline and a 24.4 cents for diesel fuel.

 
 
 
 

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Representative Derek Merrin
District 47
77 S. High St
11th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614) 466-1731
Fax      (614) 719-6946
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Hometown : Monclova Township
Party : Republican
Current Term : Expires December 2018 / Eligible to run for another term