COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills) today applauded the House’s passage of legislation she supported, House Bill 340, that would extend the sunset date of the Local Government Innovation Council (LGIC) from December 31st, 2015 to December 31st, 2019.


The LGIC is tasked with helping local governments provide more efficient and effective service delivery options to communities in Ohio. Established in 2011, the council has been successful in modernizing operations in local communities through the Local Government Innovation Program and the Local Government Efficiency Program. A third program, the Government Safety Capital Grant Program, was created in House Bill 64 (state operating budget) to aid in the purchase of vehicles, equipment and facilities for public safety improvements.           


“Extending the Local Government Innovation Council for four more years continues to ensure that our local governments are operating as effectively as possible,” Rep. Anielski said. “Our legislature made a proactive decision in today’s session, and I was proud to support the initiative.”


This year’s state operating budget, which was passed in June, appropriated $24 million for the LGIC as well as $20 million for the newly created Local Government Safety Capital Grant Fund. As passed with an emergency clause, House Bill 340 would allow for the continuation of the council until December 2019.               


The bill will now go to the Senate for further consideration.

 
 
 
  
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