Representative Gary Scherer - House District 92
 

11.01.17 - Ohio House Passes Bill Modifying Ohio's Bright-Line Residency Test

 
COLUMBUS - 

The Ohio House voted favorably today to pass House Bill 292, which adjusts the criteria for determining whether an individual is considered an Ohio or out-of-state resident for income tax purposes. The set of specific criteria used to make the determination is commonly referred to as the “bright-line test.”

 
 

10.05.17 - Rep. Gary Scherer Announces Open Application Period For 2017 School Bus Rebate Program

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) today announced that the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is now accepting applications for its 2017 School Bus Rebate Program.

 
 

08.16.17 - State Rep. Scherer Encourages Schools To Apply For Statehouse Transportation Grants

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) today announced that the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board and the Capitol Square Foundation will open their online application process for school transportation grants on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.

 
 

07.27.17 - Guest Column From State Representative Gary Scherer: Take Advantage Of Ohio's Sales Tax Holiday

 

Summer seems to fly by right before our eyes. Before we know it, August is upon us and school will be starting again in just a couple weeks. It is around this time that parents start collecting pencils, folders, and new shoes for their children to start the year off. We can all probably recall the excitement of getting a new book bag at the beginning of each year, but all of these new items come as a costly extra expense for many families.

 
 

07.21.17 - Rep. Scherer To Hold District Office Hours

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) announced today that he will be holding district office hours on Thursday, July 27th and Friday, July 28th.

 
 

06.29.17 - Rep. Scherer Introduces Legislation Strengthening Driving Education For Ohio Teenagers

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) today held a press conference to discuss newly introduced legislation that would modernize Ohio’s young driver licensing system. Rep. Scherer was joined by his joint-sponsor, Rep. Michael Sheehy (D-Toledo) and representatives from Ohio AAA and the Ohio PTA.

 
 

03.15.17 - Legislation To Conform State And Federal Tax Laws Heads To Governor's Desk

 

COLUMBUS—The Ohio House of Representatives voted to send House Bill 11, sponsored by State Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville), to Governor Kasich’s desk for final approval before becoming law. This bill seeks to incorporate into Ohio tax law the changes that have been made to federal tax law since February 2016.

 
 

03.13.17 - Ohio House Passes Bill Eliminating Government Waste By Abolishing Defunct Boards And Commissions

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) recently announced that the Ohio House passed House Bill 31, which eliminates from Ohio statute 10 government boards that are obsolete or nonoperational, including the Government Contracting Advisory Council.

 
 

03.03.17 - Rep. Scherer Recognizes Achievement Of Local Student

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) honored Washington Court House student, Kalila Wilson, for being named as a contest winner in the Ohio Civil Rights Commission’s (OCRC) Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Art, Writing and Multimedia Contest.

 
 

03.02.17 - Rep. Scherer Votes For State Transportation Budget

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) voted to approve House Bill 26, the state transportation budget, a two-year funding plan that addresses Ohio’s infrastructure needs while utilizing innovations in technology and maintaining a competitive tax structure.

 
 

02.23.17 - State Representative Scherer Encourages Local College Graduates To Apply For Statehouse Fellowship

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) today announced that the Ohio Legislative Service Commission is accepting applications for its 13-month Legislative and Telecommunications Fellowship Program. The commission will hire 24 fellows to work with members of the Ohio General Assembly during 2018.

 
 

02.15.17 - Ohio House Passes Bill To Conform State And Federal Tax Laws

 

COLUMBUS—The Ohio House of Representatives today passed House Bill 19, sponsored by State Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville). This bill seeks to incorporate into Ohio tax law the changes that have been made to federal tax law since February 2016.

 
 

01.06.17 - Representative Scherer Sworn In As State Representative Of The 92nd House District

 
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State Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) yesterday was sworn in as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives for the 132nd General Assembly. He represents the 92nd Ohio House District, which includes Fayette County, as well as portions of Pickaway and Ross counties.  This will be his third full term as state representative.

 
 

10.06.16 - Rep. Gary Scherer Receives Award From Mothers Against Drunk Driving

 

State Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) today was presented with the “2016 Legislator of the Year Award” from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) for his commitment to reducing drunk driving in Ohio.

 
 

08.02.16 - State Representative Gary Scherer: Sales Tax Holiday Set For First Weekend Of August

 

State Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) today announced that a sales tax holiday, created through the passage of Senate Bill 264, is set to be held the first weekend of August. The intent of the sales tax holiday is to provide parents with some tax relief during back-to-school shopping in preparation for the new school year and to stimulate economic activity for Ohio’s retailers.

 
 

05.24.16 - Rep. Scherer Encourages Nomination Of Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks As World Heritage Site

 

State Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) recently commended the Ohio House’s support of the nomination of the Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks as a United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Site.

 
 

05.18.16 - Legislation To Reduce Repeat OVIs Passes Ohio House

 

The Ohio House today passed House Bill 388, which allows judges to grant the use of ignition interlock for individuals on their first OVI offense. This legislation, sponsored by State Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville), is also known as “Annie’s Law,” named after Scherer’s constituent, Annie Rooney, who at age 36 lost her life to a drunk driver in 2013.

 
 

04.27.16 - Rep. Scherer Announces Passage Of Bill Creating Sales Tax Holiday For Back-to-School Purchases

 

Today State Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) announced that the Ohio House passed Senate Bill 264, which designates the first weekend in August 2016 as a sales tax holiday for the purposes of back-to-school shopping. The legislation creates a three-day period in which certain school supplies are exempt from both state and county sales tax.

 
 

04.13.16 - Rep. Scherer And Senator Peterson Announce Introduction Of Capital Budget Bill

 

State Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) and State Senator Bob Peterson (R-Sabina) today announced the projects included in Senate Bill 310—the state’s capital budget bill—which appropriates funding for local projects throughout Ohio and the 92nd House District.

 
 

02.17.16 - State Rep. Scherer Honors Mohr For Receiving National Corrections Award

 

State Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) honored Ohio prisons Director Gary Mohr for being named has the recipient of the Tom Clements Innovation Award, a national award given by the Association of State Correctional Administrators.

 
 

01.13.16 - State Rep. Scherer Announces District Winner Of Ohio House Of Representatives Student Art Exhibition

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Scherer (R-Circleville) today announced Taylor Glidden as the 92nd House District winner of the 2016 Ohio House of Representatives Student Art Exhibition.

 
 

12.16.15 - State Rep. Scherer Applauds Allocation Of Grant Funds To Improve College Credit Plus Program

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) today applauded the announcement of $10 million in grant funding by the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Department of Higher Education. The funding was allocated by the Ohio General Assembly as part of the Straight A Fund.

 
 

07.27.15 - Rep. Scherer Encourages Constituents To Participate In First Ever Sales Tax Holiday In Ohio From August 7-9

 
COLUMBUS - 

Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) announced today that Ohio’s first-ever, one-time Sales Tax Holiday will begin on Friday, August 7th at 12:01 a.m. and will end on Sunday, August 9th at 11:59 p.m. This initiative was created through Senate Bill 243, signed into law in December of 2014.

 
 

06.10.15 - State Rep. Scherer Applauds Bill To Protect The Freedom To Display American Flags

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Scherer (R – Circleville) voted in support of House Bill 18 today, which passed in the Ohio House of Representatives with bipartisan support. HB 18 prohibits landlords from restricting the display of American flags, service flags and the National League of Families POW/MIA flag.

 
 

05.27.15 - Rep. Scherer Applauds Passage Of Bill Fostering Further Income Tax Cuts For Ohio Families

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) today applauded the House’s passage of legislation that would help produce further income tax cuts for Ohioans.

 
 

04.29.15 - Rep. Scherer Approves Bill Aimed At Increasing Government Efficiency And Accountability

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) today voted for legislation aimed at increasing efficiency and saving taxpayer dollars in local governments and state agencies.

 
 

04.22.15 - Rep. Scherer Applauds Bipartisan Passage Of Biennial Budget

 
COLUMBUS - 

Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) today applauded the House passage of Amended Substitute House Bill 64, the biennial state budget bill that allocates funding to schools, community projects and government initiatives, as well as providing significant tax relief to all Ohioans and small businesses in the state.

 
 

03.25.15 - Rep. Scherer Applauds House Passage Of Priority Water Quality Legislation

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) today voted in favor of Substitute Senate Bill 1, legislation that addresses some of the most important issues pertaining to water quality in Ohio.

 
 

03.03.15 - Rep. Scherer Applauds House Passage Of Transportation Budget

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) applauded the passage of Substitute House Bill 53 out of the Ohio House of Representatives today.

 
 

02.11.15 - Rep. Scherer Applauds Ohio House Passage Of Bill Regarding PARCC Testing In Schools

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) applauded today’s Ohio House passage of House Bill 7, legislation that provides academic protections for students taking new state assessments during the 2014-15 school year. New assessments in mathematics and English language arts are supplied by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC).

 
 

02.02.15 - Representative Scherer And Senator Peterson To Hold Office Hours In Ross And Fayette Counties

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) and State Senator Bob Peterson (R-Sabina) will hold joint district office hours on Friday, February 6th. The office hours will be hosted by the legislators, or a member of their Statehouse staff, in Ross and Fayette counties. 

 
 

02.02.15 - Representative Scherer, Senators Peterson And Balderson To Hold Office Hours In Pickaway County

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville), State Senator Bob Peterson (R-Sabina) and State Senator Troy Balderson (R-Zanesville) will hold joint district office hours on Friday, February 6th. The office hours will be hosted by the legislators, or a member of their Statehouse staff, in Pickaway County.

 
 

01.05.15 - Rep. Gary Scherer Sworn In To Ohio House For 131st General Assembly

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) was sworn in as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives for the 131st General Assembly during a ceremony at the Statehouse yesterday.

 
 

10.22.14 - Why Breast Cancer Awareness Is More Important Now Than Ever

 

As many already know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s our responsibility as a community to join together to raise awareness for a disease that affects our mothers, grandmothers, sisters and friends. I know that many have been touched by this illness on a very personal level and that it has changed the lives of countless Ohioans, including those in my family as my mother battles the disease.

 
 

09.10.14 - Study Committee Works To Address The Unemployment Debt Issue

 

The summer months here at the Ohio House mean a break from regular committee meetings and session. It’s a time for representatives to focus on legislation and research, while also visiting their districts and meeting with their constituents on a more regular basis.

 
 

07.10.14 - Reps. Scherer And Johnson Discuss Annie's Law In Press Conference

 

COLUMBUS—State Representatives Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) and Terry Johnson (R-McDermott) today held a press conference to discuss House Bill 469, also known as Annie’s Law, which works to prevent drunk driving re-arrests through the use of ignition interlock devices (IIDs).

 
 

06.13.14 - Governor Signs Teacher Evaluation And STEM School Designation Bill

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) announced that Governor Kasich signed House Bill 362, legislation which revises the requirement for Ohio’s Teacher Evaluation System (OTES). The bill also includes a new designation for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) school equivalents for a community school or chartered nonpublic school.

 
 

06.10.14 - Rep. Scherer Applauds Sugar Creek Packing Co. For Meal Donation

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) today announced that Sugar Creek Packing Co. donated almost 4,000 pounds of food to the Mid-Ohio Foodbank’s Operation Feed campaign, which provides meals to families in need.

 
 

06.05.14 - Rep. Scherer Presents House Resolution To Local Constituent

 

COLUMBUS—During yesterday’s session of the Ohio House of Representatives, State Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville), along with Representative Ron Hood (R-Ashville), honored Austin Wippel for receiving the 2013 National FFA Crop Production-Entrepreneurship Proficiency Award.

 
 

06.03.14 - STEM School Equivalent Requirement Bill Passes House

 

COLUMBUS—State Representatives Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) and Tim Derickson (R-Oxford) announced that the Ohio House of Representatives today concurred on House Bill 362, legislation which modifies the law for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) schools by creating a new designation of STEM school equivalents for a community school or chartered nonpublic school.

 
 

06.03.14 - Ohio House Approves Legislation Streamlining Tax Administration And Compliance In Ohio

 
Columbus - 

State Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) has announced that the Ohio House of Representatives today concurred on Senate changes to House Bill 492, legislation that streamlines and simplifies the administration of taxes in the state of Ohio.

 

 
 

04.09.14 - Ohio House Passes Legislation Streamlining Tax Administration And Compliance In Ohio

 
Columbus - 

State Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) has announced that the Ohio House of Representatives today passed House Bill 492, legislation that streamlines and simplifies the administration of taxes in the state of Ohio.

 
 

03.19.14 - Rep. Scherer, Sen. Peterson Applaud Capital Budget's Focus On Local Communities

 
Columbus - 

State Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) and State Senator Bob Peterson (R-Sabina) today announced several community-based capital improvements projects in the 92nd House District and the 17th Senate District that would be receiving state funds as part of House Bill 497, the capital budget bill.

 

 
 

03.06.14 - Reps. Scherer, Johnson Introduce Bill To Keep Drunk Drivers Off The Road

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representatives Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) and Terry Johnson (R-McDermott) today introduced House Bill 469, legislation that would strengthen penalties on drunk-driving offenders.

 
 

02.25.14 - Rep. Scherer Announces State Funding For Clinton Fayette Friendship Trail

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) today applauded the State Controlling Board’s release of funding to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for a development project in the 92nd District.

 
 

02.20.14 - Speaker Batchelder Appoints Rep. Gary Scherer Vice Chair Of House Ways And Means Committee

 
COLUMBUS - 

Speaker of the Ohio House William G. Batchelder (R-Medina) today announced that he has appointed Rep. Gary Scherer (R-Pickaway County) as the new vice chair of the House Ways & Means Committee effective today. The House Ways & Means Committee chiefly works on taxation and budgetary issues.

 
 

01.21.14 - Ohio EPA Awards Education Grant For Project Along Paint Creek In Washington Court House

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) has announced that the Ohio EPA recently awarded a $5,000 environmental education mini grant to the Fayette Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) for a city farm riparian (streamside) zone educational project.

 
 

12.11.13 - Rep. Scherer Announces House Passage Of Legislation Pertaining To Voter Registration Database, Voting Machines

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) has announced that the Ohio House of Representatives passed Amended Substitute Senate Bill 200, legislation that modifies the law pertaining to the Statewide Voter Registration Database and electronic voting machines. The legislation passed with bipartisan support.

 
 

12.04.13 - Reps. Scherer And Hood Recognize Ohio Christian University Basketball Team During House Session

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representatives Ron Hood (R-Ashville) and Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) today recognized the Ohio Christian University men’s basketball team on winning the 2013 NCAA Division II Tournament. The team was presented with a resolution during House session.

 
 

11.20.13 - Rep. Scherer Applauds Funding For Safety Improvements, Modernization Projects

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) has announced that the State Controlling Board recently approved several funding items to assist renovation projects throughout the 92nd House District.

 
 

11.07.13 - Rep. Scherer Announces Bridge Repair Projects For Pickaway County

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) today applauded the recent announcement that because of the Ohio’s successful efforts to reduce overhead costs and improve efficiency, $120 million in funding is now available to repair and replace more than 200 county and city-owned bridges over the next three years.

 
 

11.06.13 - Our Nation's Future Depends On Balanced Budgets In Washington

 

The Ohio Constitution requires that the state’s budget is balanced. It is apparent to most Americans that this is not the case at the federal level, where our debt has ballooned to a massive $17 trillion.

 
 

10.23.13 - Scherer, House Members Discuss Committee Revisions To House Bill 5

 
COL:UMBUS - 

At a press conference at the Ohio Statehouse, State Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) today joined fellow members of the House Republican Caucus in unveiling the substitute bill of House Bill 5, legislation to revise laws governing the municipal income tax.

 
 

09.12.13 - Summer Tax Reform Committee To Meet Tuesday, Sept. 17th

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) has announced that next week’s House Tax Reform Legislative Study Committee will cover all tax issues except House Bill 5.

 
 

09.11.13 - Summer Tax Reform Committee To Meet Thursday

 
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State Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) has announced that the House Tax Reform Legislative Study Committee will be meeting tomorrow.

 
 

08.30.13 - Rep. Scherer Announces That Lower Tax Withholding Rates Take Effect September 1st

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) has announced that the lower tax withholding rates that were enacted in the state budget will take effect on September 1st, which will allow Ohioans to immediately see the benefits of the tax cut and keep more of their own hard-earned money.

 
 

08.30.13 - Summer Tax Reform Committee To Meet Tuesday

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) has announced that the House Tax Reform Legislative Study Committee will be meeting next week.

 
 

08.12.13 - Summer Tax Reform Committee To Meet Wednesday

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) has announced that the House Tax Reform Legislative Study Committee will meet for the first time this week.

 
 

08.06.13 - Scherer Announces Summer Tax Reform Committee Schedule

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) announced the schedule of the House Tax Reform Legislative Study Committee.

 
 

08.02.13 - Tax Reforms Focused On Providing Ohioans With More Job Opportunities

 

As a certified public accountant, my business is in helping individuals file their taxes accurately and efficiently. Since joining the Ohio House, I have been fortunate to serve on the Ways and Means Committee, which is the primary tax policy committee in the House.

 
 

07.11.13 - Rep. Scherer Encourages Constituents To Submit Online Legislative Survey

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) has set up an online legislative survey in an effort to gain feedback from the residents of the 92nd Ohio House District regarding a variety of state issues. The survey can be accessed at http://tinyurl.com/SchererSurvey2013.

 
 

06.19.13 - Rep. Scherer Announces Passage Of Agricultural Commodity Revisions

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) has announced that the Ohio House of Representatives today passed Senate Bill 66, which revises the state’s Agricultural Commodity Handlers Law.

 
 

05.15.13 - Memorial Day Ceremony At Southeastern High School To Honor Four Fallen Soldiers From Ross County

 
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A ceremony honoring four fallen soldiers from Ross County will be held May 23rd at 10:30 AM at Southeastern High School (2003 Lancaster Road, Chillicothe, OH 45601).

 
 

04.11.13 - "Shared Work" Program Passes House

 
COLUMBUS - 

The Ohio House of Representatives unanimously passed Sub. House Bill 37,, legislation sponsored by State Representatives Mike Duffey (R-Worthington) and Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) to help prevent layoffs across the state. The bill is now headed to the Ohio Senate where a companion bill has already passed, indicating a likelihood of bill passage in the near future.

 
 

03.18.13 - In Ohio, Spotlight Is Focused On Tax Policy

 

These are busy times at the Statehouse and certainly in many of your homes as well. With Tax Day fast approaching—now less than a month away—let this be a helpful reminder to anyone who likes to procrastinate.

 
 

02.21.13 - Scherer Encourages Local College Grads To Apply For Statehouse Fellowship

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) has announced that the Ohio Legislative Service Commission is accepting applications for its 13-month Legislative and Telecommunications Fellowship Program. The commission, which works closely with the legislative caucuses of the Ohio General Assembly, will hire 20-plus fellows to work with members and staff at the Ohio House of Representatives and Ohio Senate during 2014.

 
 

02.20.13 - Ohioans Deserve An Open, Honest Government

 

No consumer would ever spend money on a product without first knowing what the product does and how reliable it is. The same should be true for government. Tax dollars pay for everything government does, so therefore citizens deserve to know exactly what is happening on their behalf.

 
 

01.29.13 - COLUMN: Jobs, Tax Reform On 2013 Agenda

 

As we enter the month of February, the Ohio House of Representatives will soon begin addressing important pieces of legislation on a wide range of topics. During my time in the legislature, constituents have offered many of their ideas regarding important policy matters facing our state. Your input has been a major help in knowing how Ohioans feel about certain issues, and I encourage you to continue providing feedback and suggestions.

 
 

01.23.13 - Rep. Scherer Named To Three House Committees

 
COLUMBUS - 

Speaker of the Ohio House William G. Batchelder (R-Medina) today appointed State Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) to serve on three committees in the House of Representatives.