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
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
 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
House Session
House Session
 House Session
House Session
 Reps. Szollosi, Mallory, Cera and Barborak
Reps. Szollosi, Mallory, Cera and Barborak
 

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 DevelopmentConference Committee on HB49FinanceWays and Means
 
 
 
 

06.22.17 - Cera Seeks To Improve Health Of Ohio Coal Miners With Black Lung Disease

 

State Rep. Jack Cera (D-Bellaire) yesterday offered testimony in front of the House Insurance Committee Members on House Bill (HB) 99, legislation to create an alternative procedure for filing workers’ compensation claims for coal miners with black lung disease to better ensure those affected receive fair and necessary benefits.

“As an Eastern Ohio native and elected official, I am dedicated to improve the health and well-being of our state’s coal miners,” said Cera. “This bill sets up procedures to give Ohio coal miners with black lung disease an opportunity to receive temporary benefits while awaiting confirmation for federal benefits.”

 
 

06.22.17 - Cera: House Dems Highlight State's Grim Financial Reality, Dismal Economic Outlook Ahead Of Final Budget Negotiations

 

Before state lawmakers head into conference committee to hammer out the final details of the state biennial budget, House Democratic leaders today questioned whether the legislation adequately addresses the state’s current fiscal crisis that has left Ohio families struggling to make ends meet and communities underwater. 

“The budget isn’t real until it’s a fact-based plan that sets priorities and delivers results. This budget is just more of the same that has been holding Ohio back,” said Rep. Jack Cera (D-Bellaire). “The fact is: when we hit bottom, you don’t keep digging. Passing a fake budget built on empty promises will only push Ohio into a recession.” 

 
 

06.02.17 - Dem Lawmakers Aim To Ease Tax Burden On Working Families

 

State Reps. John Patterson (D-Jefferson) and Jack Cera (D-Bellaire) today announced the introduction of House Bill (HB) 243, legislation aimed at delivering economic relief to working families who have been hurt by tax shifts enacted in the past several state budgets. The proposal would exempt from sales and use taxes the sale of firewood and certain other heating fuels such as propane, oil and kerosene. Under the initiative, the state would be required to reimburse counties and transit authorities that suffer a loss of revenue as a result of the legislation.

“Governor Kasich and republicans in the legislature have increased the tax burden on those buying goods and services to pay for income tax cuts that have disproportionately benefitted the wealthiest Ohioans,” said Patterson. “For working families struggling to get by, every cent counts. The state has a long tradition of exempting products that serve a basic need from taxation – this bill will help ensure families are able to afford the fuel that heats their homes.”

 
 

06.01.17 - Cera Applauds House Passage Of "back-to-school" Sales Tax Holiday

 

State Rep. Jack Cera (D-Bellaire) today announced the recent passage of Senate Bill (SB) 9, bipartisan legislation to establish a three-day sales tax “holiday” during the weekend of August 4-6, 2017 for “back-to-school” clothing and school supplies. This will be the third consecutive year that Ohio institutes such a tax holiday if the measure is signed by Gov. John Kasich. 

“The Ohio sales tax holiday helps provide a small savings during the back-to-school shopping season, and I know working families trying to makes ends meet need every financial break they can get,” said Cera, a co-sponsor of the bill. “Additionally, our state border communities usually see an increase in traffic during these sales tax holiday weekends. I hope the tax holiday on school supplies will create a domino effect that extends to other local businesses, such as restaurants and gas stations, when it comes to reaping the benefits of this tax-free event.”

 
 
 

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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 2018 / Eligible to run for another term