COLUMBUS—State Representative Doug Green (R-Mt. Orab) today announced the passage of the Disaster Relief Act, legislation sponsored by Rep. Scott Ryan (R-Granville) that will exempt out-of-state businesses and employees from certain taxes when they come to Ohio for disaster-related work.


House Bill 133 will exempt communications and infrastructure companies, utilities, and other qualifying entities from state and municipal income taxes, state and local use taxes, the commercial activity tax, and occupational licensing requirements during a declared disaster. This exemption will allow businesses to deploy resources faster and more quickly make repairs.


“When disaster strikes and our fellow citizens are in need, the last thing the state needs to do is present unnecessary hurdles to those that respond with aid,” said Rep. Green,


The legislation comes in the wake of devastation incurred in other parts of the country by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. House Bill 133 will eliminate red tape for out-of-state companies looking to help in disaster work should a disaster occur in Ohio.


The bill now heads to the Ohio Senate for consideration.

 
 
 
  
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Rep. Green Encourages Constituents To Submit Online Legislative Survey

 
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State Representative Doug Green (R-Mt. Orab) has set up an online legislative survey in an effort to gain feedback from the residents of the 66th Ohio House District regarding a variety of state issues. The survey can be accessed at: http://tinyurl.com/GreenConstituentSurvey