Representative Laura Lanese - House District 23
 

10.31.18 - State Rep. Lanese Introduces Legislation Creating Cybersecurity Team

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Laura Lanese (R-Grove City) recently introduced House Bill 747, legislation that would require the state’s Adjutant General’s Office to establish the Ohio Cyber Reserve (OHCR). This newly formed security organization would be responsible for maintaining teams of IT professionals to deter, mitigate, and remedy cyberattacks on local governments, local agencies and community partners. 

 
 

10.26.18 - Companion Animal Legislation

 
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State Representative Laura Lanese (R-Grove City) made the following statement regarding companion animals: 

"Ensuring the ethical treatment of 'man’s best friend' and other companion animals, while providing safeguards and sanitation for Ohioans is of key importance when crafting related legislation, said Lanese. " I was proud to support House Bills 263, 349, 506 and 552, bills that provide for the wellbeing of companion animals within the state."  

 
 

09.27.18 - Guest Column From State Representative Laura Lanese: National Clean Energy Week: It's About Improving Our Future

 
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This week is National Clean Energy week and in recognition of that, I believe we should open the conversation to discussing renewable energies and what that technology would mean for our state. The way I view it, there are three main reasons to turn our focus and begin investing in Ohio’s energy future. Not only does the transition into renewable energy translate into more job opportunities and economic diversity, it also is cost effective for our citizens and ultimately improves the day-to-day quality of life. 

 
 

09.05.18 - Rep. Lanese Appointed To Prison Oversight Committee

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Laura Lanese (R-Grove City) this week was appointed by Speaker of the Ohio House Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) to serve on the Correctional Institution Inspection Committee (CIIC).

 

 
 

07.25.18 - Rep. Lanese Commends Legislature's Approval Of Payday Lending Reform Legislation

 
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State Representative Laura Lanese (R-Grove City) commended the Ohio House’s concurrence on Senate changes to House Bill 123, legislation sponsored by Reps. Kyle Koehler (R-Springfield) and Michael Ashford (D-Toledo). The bipartisan bill will reform the state’s payday lending industry and is aimed at lowering interest rates on loans and helping borrowers avoid endless debt cycles.

 
 

07.02.18 - Rep. Lanese Votes For Patient-Friendly Legislation That Increases Price Transparency For Prescription Drugs

 


COLUMBUS—State Representative Laura Lanese (R-Grove City) applauded last week’s passage of bipartisan legislation that would expand access to affordable prescription drugs by increasing price transparency and ensuring a fair payment process for pharmacies and patients.

 
 

06.20.18 - Representative Lanese Announces Ohio House Passage Of Bill Restructuring F-Class Permits

 


COLUMBUS—State Representative Laura Lanese (R-Grove City) today applauded the Ohio House of Representatives for the passage of House Bill 522, legislation she sponsored. This bill allows holders of F-class liquor permits, which are issued for festival-type events with short durations, to sell beer or liquor in outdoor refreshment areas designated specifically for the purchase and consumption of alcohol.

 
 

06.19.18 - Guest Column From State Rep. Laura Lanese: Small Business Growth Puts Ohio On The Map For Doing Business

 

Every time we enter our corner coffee shop, purchase produce from our local farmers market, or dine at our favorite hometown restaurant, it becomes clear that small businesses are the backbone of our communities. The growth of this sector stimulates our economy and provides for individuals and families across the state.

 
 

05.02.18 - Guest Column From State Rep. Laura Lanese

 


If we want our state to develop and prosper—a goal I think all Ohioans can agree upon—we must invest in the fundamentals to provide a strong foundation upon which to grow. That’s why the legislature passes a state capital budget every other year, a bill that provides funding for roads, bridges, schools, parks, and other necessary public services.

 
 

04.27.18 - Representative Lanese Applauds $1.5 Billion Rebate Proposal By Ohio Bureau Of Workers' Compensation

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Laura Lanese (R-Grove City) today applauded this week’s announcement made by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) that it is proposing a $1.5 billion rebate to be voted on by its Board of Directors on May 24th.

 
 

04.26.18 - State Rep. Lanese Announces District Winner Of 2018 Ohio House Of Representatives Student Art Exhibition

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Laura Lanese (R-Grove City) announced Samantha Poor as the 23rd House District winner of the 2018 Ohio House of Representatives Student Art Exhibition.

 
 

04.13.18 - Rep. Lanese Announces House Passage Of Legislation Permitting Dogs On Patios

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Laura Lanese (R-Grove City) applauded the Ohio House’s passage of legislation to allow Ohio restaurants owners to open their patios to canine customers and their owners.

 
 

03.05.18 - Rep. Lanese Applauds Passage Of Legislation Preserving Integrity Of The Americans With Disabilities Act

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Laura Lanese (R-Grove City) applauded the Ohio House’s passage of legislation that responds to the issue of individuals filing predatory claims against businesses for minor or technical violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The bill instead seeks to protect its original intent, which is to provide ADA accessible facilities.

 
 

02.22.18 - Representative Lanese Appointed Vice Chair Of House Civil Justice Committee

 

COLUMBUS—Ohio House Speaker Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) today appointed State Representative Laura Lanese (R-Grove City) to serve as vice chair of the House Civil Justice Committee.

 
 

02.21.18 - Guest Column From State Representative Laura Lanese: Reagan Tokes Act Seeks To Prevent Similar Crimes

 

As a member of the House Criminal Justice Committee, I am called on to vote for a range of topics in our hearings from broad criminal justice reform to prison terms to the death penalty. Oftentimes, legislation that gets assigned to our committee is prompted by current events, particularly when something happens that reveals a loophole in law that needs addressed.

 
 

02.08.18 - State Rep. Lanese Announces House Approval Of Bipartisan Congressional Redistricting Reform Initiative

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Laura Lanese (R-Grove City) announced that the Ohio House has approved Senate Joint Resolution 5, paving the way for historic, bipartisan redistricting reform to now go before voters on the primary ballot on May 8th.

 
 

01.31.18 - Media Advisory: Rep. Lanese, Ohio Department Of Veterans Services To Honor Local Business Owner

 

GROVE CITY—State Representative Laura Lanese (R-Grove City) and Director Chip Tansill of the Ohio Department of Veterans Services will be hosting a ceremony to honor Larry Titus, owner of Air Quality Solutions, for his commitment to hiring veterans.

 
 

01.12.18 - Guest Column From State Representative Laura Lanese

 

As a state representative concerned for the well-being of my fellow American citizens and constituents, I’ve watched the opioid epidemic assault America, wreak havoc in its communities, and challenge the great state of Ohio’s capacity to respond to this crisis. Indeed, the data on the opioid epidemic released by the Ohio Department of Health are daunting and facing this crisis has led many to despair.

 
 

12.06.17 - Rep. Lanese Announces Passage Of Legislation Safeguarding Taxpayer Dollars, Preventing Credit Card Abuse

 
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State Representative Laura Lanese (R-Grove City) today announced that the Ohio House has passed legislation creating standards for the use of credit and debit cards by political subdivisions.

 
 

11.08.17 - Guest Column: November 11th An Opportunity To Support Veterans In The Community

 
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Commemorating Veterans Day each year is a vital part of the American ideal, even though the men and women who have served our country never asked for recognition and feel as if they simply answered a call to duty. But I also know the sacrifice each veteran has made to take that call upon themselves, to protect our nation so unselfishly. So many have sacrificed their lives, health, and time with family—all in the name of the United States—and deserve a day of honor.

 
 

10.24.17 - Rep. Lanese Announces House Passage Of Bill Streamlining Process For Military License Plates

 
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State Representative Laura Lanese (R-Grove City) today announced that the Ohio House passed House Bill 194, legislation that creates an automatic process for designing and approving military license plates.

 
 

10.11.17 - Rep. Lanese Applauds Passage Of Legislation Supporting Veterans' Organizations

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Laura Lanese (R-Grove City) today applauded the Ohio House’s passage of legislation granting certain veterans’ organizations an exemption from property taxes.

 
 

08.28.17 - Rep. Lanese Introduces Legislation To Designate Ohio's Official Pet

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Laura Lanese (R-Grove City) recently introduced legislation that would designate a shelter pet as Ohio’s official state pet.

 
 

08.03.17 - Rep. Lanese Announces Sales Tax Holiday For First Weekend Of August

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Laura Lanese (R-Grove City) today announced that a sales tax holiday is set to be held the first weekend of August. The intent of the sales tax holiday, as established by legislation approved earlier this year, 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.

 
 

06.30.17 - Rep. Lanese Votes To Send Budget Bill To Governor

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Laura Lanese (R-Grove City) announced that the Ohio House of Representatives has approved the conference committee report on Amended Substitute House Bill 49, the state operating budget. With a major focus on combating Ohio’s dangerous drug epidemic and ensuring that schools receive vital funding, the legislation provides support to areas most in need and keeps spending under the rate of inflation over the biennium. 

 
 

06.23.17 - Representative Lanese Announces Passage Of Legislation Preparing Students For In-Demand Technology Jobs

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Laura Lanese (R-Grove City) announced this week that the Ohio House has passed legislation that would add computer science as an option in the state curriculum for high school. In collaboration with national and statewide computer science organizations and the support of a wide array of Ohio’s businesses, House Bill 170 will embolden the future workforce of the state.

 
 

06.14.17 - Rep. Lanese Announces Legislation Permitting Dogs On Patios

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Laura Lanese (R-Grove City) has introduced legislation to allow Ohio restaurants owners to open their patios to canine customers and their owners.

 
 

06.12.17 - State Reps. Householder And Lanese Introduce Legislation To Expand Off-Duty Officers' Right To Carry

 

COLUMBUS—State Representatives Larry Householder (R-Glenford) and Laura Lanese (R-Grove City) have introduced legislation to protect the right of off-duty peace officers to carry a concealed weapon.

 
 

03.06.17 - Rep. Lanese Announces Passage Of Bill Creating Definition Of Microbusiness

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Laura Lanese (R-Grove City) recently announced the Ohio House’s passage of legislation that creates the definition of “microbusiness” in statute.

 
 

03.01.17 - Rep. Lanese Announces Passage Of Bill Eliminating Requirement To Send Certified Mail

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Laura Lanese (R-Grove City) announced passage of House Bill 34, which gives state agencies, local governments and other government entities an alternative to sending documents via certified mail, a practice that costs these organizations significantly more money than utilizing traditional first-class mail.

 
 

02.03.17 - Rep. Laura Lanese Appointed To Ohio House Committees

 

COLUMBUS—Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) announced that State Representative Laura Lanese (R-Grove City) has been appointed to serve on four Ohio House committees.

 
 

01.12.17 - Rep. Laura Lanese Appointed To Vice Chair Of House Armed Services, Veterans Affairs And Homeland Security Committee

 
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Today, Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) appointed Rep. Laura Lanese (R-Grove City) as Vice Chair of the House Armed Services, Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security Committee.

 
 

01.06.17 - Representative Lanese Sworn In As State Representative Of The 23rd House District

 

State Representative Laura Lanese (R-Grove City) was sworn in yesterday as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives for the 132nd General Assembly. She represents the 23rd Ohio House District, which includes portions of Franklin County.