Rep. Cera offers Sponsor Testimony during Committee
Rep. Cera offers Sponsor Testimony during Committee
 Rep. Cera speaks on the House Floor
Rep. Cera speaks on the House Floor
 House Session
House Session
House Session
House Session
 Reps. Szollosi, Mallory, Cera and Barborak
Reps. Szollosi, Mallory, Cera and Barborak
 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
House Session
House Session
 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
 House Session
House Session
 

State Representative Jack Cera, a native of Bellaire, Ohio (Belmont County) first served in the Ohio General Assembly from 1983-1996.  At that time, he represented Ohio House District 99, which encompassed Belmont, Monroe, Noble, and the northern part of Washington Counties.  He returned to the legislature in 2011 when he was appointed to serve as the State Representative of then House District 95.  With redistricting taking effect in 2012, he now represents Ohio House District 96, which includes all of Jefferson County, all of Monroe County, and portions of Belmont County.

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Representative Cera Serves In the Following Committees :

Agriculture and Rural DevelopmentFinanceWays and Means
 
 
 
 

02.15.17 - With Intra-GOP State Budget Fight Looming, House Dems Say Struggling State Economy Should Be Wakeup Call

 

With Ohio “on the verge of recession” and continuing to trail the nation in job growth, Democratic members of the House Finance Committee Tuesday said it was time for state leaders and lawmakers to “wake up” ahead of the next round of budget deliberations

“Republicans promised trickle-down tax policies would grow our economy and create good-paying jobs, but these policies of the past have only held Ohio back from growth and opportunity,” said Rep. Jack Cera (D-Cera), ranking member on the House Finance Committee. “After six years in charge, Gov. Kasich now says Ohio is on the verge of a recession – and yet the state budget plan offers more of the fundamentally flawed tax shifting that got us here. Ohio’s middle class families cannot afford more of the same. It’s not working. It’s time to wake up to the on-the-ground reality in our state.”

 
 

02.15.17 - Cera Bill Allocates Kilowatt Hour Tax Dollars For Abandoned Mine Reclamation, Mine Safety

 

State Rep. Jack Cera (D-Bellaire) has introduced legislation to address the reclaiming of old mine sites that may be jeopardized by a lack of available funding due to declining coal production and severance tax revenue. The legislation would also encourage the employment of coal miners who lose their jobs and help fund mine safety training. 

Cera’s legislation, House Bill (HB) 15, calls for allocating three percent of funds from the Kilowatt Hour Tax Receipts Fund to the Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund, the Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) Abatement and Treatment Fund, and for allocating an additional .75 percent to the Mine Safety Fund. 

The Bellaire lawmaker noted that Ohio is seeing coal mining on the decline for a variety of reasons. The decline is impacting the state’s severance taxes, which help fund the reclaiming of old mine sites. With less coal being mined, there will also be less federal money available for the reclamation of these sites mined prior to reclamation laws taking effect. 

“By allocating funds for reclamation, restoration projects and AMD problems, we can help improve land and water resources adversely affected by past pre-law coal mining practices, especially in eastern Ohio,” said Cera. 

 
 

02.06.17 - Cera Announces Restroom Renovations At Jefferson Lake State Park

 

State Rep. Jack Cera (D-Bellaire) today announced the release of $783,893 in state funds for renovations at three public restrooms at Jefferson Lake State Park in Jefferson County.

“Jefferson Lake State Park is a treasured camping getaway utilized by many residents in my district,” stated Cera.  “It’s important that its’ facilities receive regular maintenance so that it can be enjoyed for many years to come.” 

 
 

01.31.17 - Cera Tapped To Serve As Lead Finance Committee Member For House Dems

 

State Rep. Jack Cera (D-Bellaire) today announced he will serve as the top Democratic member of the Ohio House Finance Committee for the new legislative session. 

“I am humbled by our leadership team’s trust in me to help carry the state budget through Finance Committee, and I look forward to working with members on both sides of the aisle to create a stronger economy and improve the livelihood of all Ohioans,” said Cera. “Additionally, I am especially honored to be in a position to help the people of my district in Eastern Ohio to overcome the challenges that we have faced over the last several years, such as job loss and the opioid crisis, and will work diligently on their behalf.” 

 
 
 
 

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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
Party : Democrat
Current Term : Expires December 2016 / Eligible to run for another term