Representative Jim Hughes - House District 24
 

11.01.17 - House Approves Addition Of Two Judges To Franklin County Court Of Common Pleas

 
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State Representatives Jim Hughes (R-Upper Arlington) and Laura Lanese (R-Grove City) today applauded the House’s passage of legislation that allows two judges to be added to the Domestic Relations Division of the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas. 

 
 

10.27.17 - Rep. Hughes Recognizes Local Recipient Of Family Medicine Educator Of The Year Award

 
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State Representative Jim Hughes (R-Upper Arlington) yesterday presented a House resolution to John O’Handley, from Hilliard, on being named the 2017 OAFP Family Medicine Educator of the Year. 

 
 

09.27.17 - Legislators Announce Reagan Tokes Act

 
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A bipartisan group of legislators today announced plans to introduce legislation named after Ohio State student Reagan Tokes. The Reagan Tokes Act will make reforms to Ohio’s criminal justice system in order to address certain shortfalls that could have prevented the 21-year-old’s murder.

 
 

08.04.17 - Rep. Jim Hughes Introduces Bill To Create Pelotonia License Plates

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Jim Hughes (R-Upper Arlington) has introduced legislation that would create a license plate highlighting Pelotonia.

 
 

07.31.17 - Guest Column From State Representative Jim Hughes: Enriching The Lives Of Our Police And The Public

 

In my long career in public service, I have made it one of my top priorities to support and enact policies that benefit society’s greatest protectors—the men and women who serve in law enforcement. Our local and state police forces give of themselves each and every day to protect the citizens of Ohio, strangers and loved ones alike. From working as a prosecutor to being behind the scenes of lawmaking, I know how important it is to make the jobs of our police men and women a little easier.

 
 

06.29.17 - Guest Column From State Representative Jim Hughes: Giving Victims Of Violence Greater Justice

 

More times than not, some of the best ideas for legislation come directly from you and other hardworking Ohioans—whether they come as a solution to a specific issue a family or community is having, or to close loopholes in the law that are discovered through unfortunate circumstances. I think most people in central Ohio are aware of a recent situation that became the inspiration for House Bill 63, also known as Judy’s Law.

 
 

06.28.17 - Rep. Jim Hughes Applauds Ohio Senate Passage Of "Judy's Law"

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Jim Hughes (R-Upper Arlington) today applauded the Ohio Senate for passing House Bill 63, also known as “Judy’s Law,” which strengthens the penalties for perpetrators of felonious assault if an accelerant is used in committing the offense.

 
 

06.27.17 - Rep. Hughes Releases Statement On Death Of Judy Malinowski

 

COLUMBUS—Upon learning of the death of Judy Malinowski this morning, Rep. Jim Hughes (R-Upper Arlington) released the following statement:

 
 

06.22.17 - Ohio House Votes To Strengthen Distracted Driving Penalties

 

COLUMBUS—The Ohio House passed legislation yesterday aimed at decreasing distracted driving across the state by imposing up to a $100 fine on offenders, in addition to the standard fine established for the moving violation they are cited for.

 
 

05.24.17 - Ohio House Passes Bill Strengthening Assault Penalties

 
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The Ohio House today passed House Bill 63, also known as “Judy’s Law,” which strengthens the penalties for perpetrators of felonious assault if an accelerant is used in committing the offense.

 
 

04.21.17 - Guest Column From State Representative Jim Hughes: Updating Ohio's Domestic Violence Laws Could Save Lives

 

So far this general assembly, the Ohio House has passed a number of important bills, from the state transportation budget to legislation that supports Ohio’s small business community by creating the definition of a microbusiness. Perhaps one of the most critical pieces of legislation we have passed is House Bill 1, which provides victims of intimate partner violence with further protections under Ohio law.

 
 

03.01.17 - Rep. Hughes Introduces Distracted Driving Bill

 

COLUMBUS—State Representatives Jim Hughes (R-Upper Arlington) and Bill Seitz (R-Cincinnati) recently introduced legislation that would create distracted driving as an enhanced penalty to be applied to existing moving violations. 

 
 

03.01.17 - Rep. Hughes Introduces Legislation Increasing Penalties Against Repeat Sexual Offenders

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Jim Hughes (R-Upper Arlington) recently introduced legislation that would increase the jail term for sexual imposition when the offender has three or more previous convictions of sexual imposition or another sex offence.

 
 

02.27.17 - Guest Column From State Representative Jim Hughes: February Is American Heart Month

 

February is a busy month—commemorating Valentine’s Day, Presidents’ Day, and Black History Month. But February also recognizes another cause, heart health. While the topic is important year-round, American Heart Month presents a great opportunity to focus awareness on this critical issue, an undertaking that has been championed by the American Heart Association. As your state representative, it is important that I do my part as well to raise awareness for this common and often deadly disease.

 
 

02.14.17 - Rep. Hughes Introduces Judy's Law

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Jim Hughes (R-Upper Arlington) today introduced legislation that was inspired by a Gahanna woman who was doused in gasoline and set on fire in August 2015 by her ex-boyfriend.

 
 

01.23.17 - Guest Column From State Representative Jim Hughes: Coming Together In The Face Of Ohio's Opioid Epidemic

 

One of Ohio’s most pressing problems is its opioid epidemic, which has been plaguing our state and devastating the lives of countless individuals and their loved ones. Addiction to opioids and other substances has dire consequences; sometimes even leading to death by drug overdose. Opioid addicts often turn to healthcare professionals such as prescribers and pharmacists for help; however, sometimes those struggling with addiction do not receive the proper care and treatment necessary to jumpstart a turnaround in their lives.

 
 

01.04.17 - Hughes Sworn In As State Representative Of The 24th House District

 
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State Representative Jim Hughes (R-Upper Arlington) was sworn in yesterday as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives for the 132nd General Assembly. He represents the 24th Ohio House District, which includes the western portions of Franklin County, including Hilliard, Upper Arlington and Clintonville.