Rep. Cera speaks on the House floor in favor of a bill establishing a state income tax deduction for teachers' out-of-pocket expenses for classroom supplies
Rep. Cera speaks on the House floor in favor of a bill establishing a state income tax deduction for teachers' out-of-pocket expenses for classroom supplies
 Rep. Cera speaks on the House floor in favor of Ohio's operating budget bill
Rep. Cera speaks on the House floor in favor of Ohio's operating budget bill
 Rep. Cera joins Democratic lawmakers to unveil the Ohio Promise, a blueprint to renew the Buckeye State's promise of better jobs and brighter futures
Rep. Cera joins Democratic lawmakers to unveil the Ohio Promise, a blueprint to renew the Buckeye State's promise of better jobs and brighter futures
Rep. Cera joins Democratic lawmakers to unveil the Ohio Promise, a blueprint to renew the Buckeye State's promise of better jobs and brighter futures
Rep. Cera joins Democratic lawmakers to unveil the Ohio Promise, a blueprint to renew the Buckeye State's promise of better jobs and brighter futures
 Rep. Cera with a small group of the Steubenville High School football team, Division IV State Champions
Rep. Cera with a small group of the Steubenville High School football team, Division IV State Champions
 Rep. Cera speaking on the House floor during session
Rep. Cera speaking on the House floor during session
Rep. Cera (second from right) joins fellow members of the 131st General Assembly to take the oath of office
Rep. Cera (second from right) joins fellow members of the 131st General Assembly to take the oath of office
 Rep. Cera speaks on the House Floor
Rep. Cera speaks on the House Floor
 Rep. Cera offers Sponsor Testimony during Committee
Rep. Cera offers Sponsor Testimony during Committee
Rep. Cera signs the discharge petition in an effort to put Medicaid expansion on the House floor for a vote
Rep. Cera signs the discharge petition in an effort to put Medicaid expansion on the House floor for a vote
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Reps. Szollosi, Mallory, Cera and Barborak
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State Representative Jack Cera, a native of Bellaire, Ohio (Belmont County) was tapped to serve the people of Eastern Ohio in the Ohio House of Representatives in December 2011.

Cera serves House District 96, which includes the citizens of Monroe County, Jefferson County and parts of Belmont County.

Representative Cera is a strong voice at the Statehouse, advocating for better jobs, increased economic opportunity, local community development, good schools, health care, and Ohio's working families and elderly.

 
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Rep. Jack Cera gives floor speech on state budget bill

11.08.19 - Rep. Cera Announces State Funds For Disaster Relief Efforts In Eastern Ohio

 

State Representative Jack Cera (D-Bellaire) announced today that the State Controlling Board voted in support of releasing funds through the State Disaster Relief Program (SDRP) to meet the local government’s obligation for disaster relief.  The funding is necessary in order to pull down the FEMA funds needed for clean-up.

 
 

11.06.19 - Representatives Cera And Rogers Give Testimony On Bill To Expand Homestead Tax Exemption

 

State Representatives Jack Cera (D-Bellaire) and John Rogers (D- Mentor-On-The-Lake) provided sponsor testimony this week on House Bill 99, legislation that expands the eligibility for the Homestead Tax Exemption while also increasing the amount of the deduction.

The legislation as introduced would lower the property tax burden of retirees and disabled adults by reducing the taxable value of their home and therefore what they must pay in property taxes.  House Bill 99 also increases the eligibility for the tax deduction by increasing the means test threshold of eligibility from $32,800 a year to $60,000 for retired couples. Homeowners eligible for this tax exemption would see an average annual increase in savings from the current $498 per year to $597.

 
 

10.31.19 - Rep. Cera Announces $758,685 For County Transportation In House District

 

State Rep. Jack Cera  (D-Bellaire) today issued a statement announcing $758,685 in funding for public transit in Ohio House District 96.  Steel Valley Regional Transit Authority ($626,461), Eastern Ohio Regional Transit Authority ($93,403), Monroe County Public Transportation ($38,821) are part of local transit authorities in line to receive the funding.  

 
 

10.11.19 - Rep. Cera Announces Passage Of Bill To Exempt Feminine Hygiene Products From State Sales Tax

 

State Representative Jack Cera (D-Bellaire) announced the passage of legislation that exempts the sale of tampons and other feminine hygiene products from the sales tax.

Known as the “pink tax” exemption, the provision applies to tampons, pads and other feminine hygiene products. According to a fiscal analysis from the Legislative Service Commission, Ohio women give the state nearly $4 million in annual taxes from purchasing feminine hygiene products.

 
 
 

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Representative Jack Cera
District 96
77 S. High St
10th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614) 466-3735
Fax      (614) 719-6995
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Hometown : Bellaire
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