COLUMBUS – State Representative Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills) announced her support behind numerous bills recently passed on the House Floor.


“It was very important to my colleagues and myself to address many pieces of legislation to assist Ohioans,” Rep. Anielski said. “I think the constituents of the 6th District will be pleased with the many unanimous and bipartisan support for the following legislation.”


• Sub. H.B. 7 – Addresses ten different areas of existing medical malpractice tort law, including reducing the need for unnecessary defendants, prohibiting “phantom damages” from being used as evidence, establishing a different standard for medical care during widespread disasters, and other provisions.
• Sub. H.B. 18 – Authorizes a local elected official of an entity that has levied a hotel lodging excise tax (or the official’s designee) to simultaneously hold the public position and serve on the board of trustees of a convention and visitors’ bureau without constituting the holding of incompatible offices or employment.
• Sub. H.B. 87 – Provides the Department of Education with specific guidance on distributing funds returned to the state from a community school as the result of a finding for recovery from the Auditor of State.
• Sub. H.B. 92 – Creates greater protections for minors by strengthening the reporting requirements for certain sex offenders who commit public indecency.
• Sub. H.B. 126 – Aims to assist kinship caregivers as they help Ohioans in crisis by establishing a region-based kinship caregiver navigator program.
• Sub. H.B. 156 – Prohibits specified terms from being included in healthcare contracts between a vision care provider and a contracting entity.
• Sub. H.B. 211 – Creates the Ohio Home Inspector Board to regulate the licensure and performance of home inspectors.
• H.B. 240 – Enacts the “Respect Your Date Act” to require each institution of higher education to adopt a policy regarding dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and rape on campus.
• Sub. H.B. 263 – Generally authorizes a retail food establishment or food service operation to allow a person to bring a dog in an outdoor dining area of the establishment or operation.
• Sub. H.B. 318 – Establishes qualifications and training requirements for school resource officers and permits those officers to provide a specified range of services to school districts and schools.
• Sub. H.B. 347 – Designates multiple memorial highways.
• H.B. 349 – Provides volunteer Search and Rescue dogs and horses the same protection from harm and interference as is provided to law enforcement animals.
• H.B. 355 – Addresses the growing dilemma of juveniles engaging in “sexting” with other juveniles and provides prosecutors with options for sentencing that do not have lifelong implications.
• H.B. 386 – Modifies the fees that a credit reporting agency can charge in relation to a credit report freeze. The bill will allow Ohioans to take control of their credit data and protect themselves from criminals who have access to their data.
• H.B. 425 – Establishes clarity in the public record law for body-worn police camera videos.
• H.B. 428 – Known as the “Ohio Student Liberties Act of 2018,” the bill requires public schools to allow students who want to meet for the purpose of religious expression the same access to school facilities given to secular school groups.
• Sub. H.B. 469 – Authorizes a nonrefundable insurance company tax credit for contributions of capital to transformational mixed-use development projects.
• H.B. 479 – In an effort to hold pharmacy benefit managers (PBM’s) to a higher standard amid recent scrutiny, the bill increases price transparency and ensures a fair payment process for pharmacies and patients.
• H.B. 480 – Establishes requirements governing multi-parcel auctions in order to create a more effective and streamlined process.
• H.B. 497 – Protects victims of image-based violence by establishing penalties for publically disseminating images either online, via text message or various other methods.
• H.B. 500 – Allows townships to perform regular duties that other local governments are able to do.
• H.B. 502 - In service training for public school educators about youth suicide prevention and awareness every two years, while earning continuing education units (CEU’s).
• H.B. 511 – Modifies the specifications for individuals to get married, ensuring that child marriage is prohibited in Ohio.
• Am. H.B. 540 – Seeks to restructure Ohio Teacher Evaluation Standards (OTES) so that evaluations are teacher-driven and student-focused.
• H.B. 543 – Allows a county prosecuting attorney to enter into a contract with a regional airport authority, or regional planning commission to be its legal advisor.
• H.B. 572 – Allows county developmental disabilities board employees who perform full-time services in a school to be eligible for a full year of service under the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) if they work throughout the academic year.
• H.B. 595 – Allows Ohioans to avoid costly litigation arising from disputes over trusts and encourages counties to partner with each other to provide costly guardianship services, where feasible.
• S.B. 66 – Modifies criminal sentencing and corrections law by including the promotion of effective rehabilitation as a purpose of felony sentencing, among other provisions.
• S.B. 81 – Waives the concealed-carry license fee for active members of the armed forces and retired and honorably discharged veterans.
• S.B. 127 – To require motor vehicle operators to take certain actions upon approaching a stationary waste collection vehicle collecting refuse on a roadside.
• Sub. S.B. 216 – The “Ohio Public School Deregulation Act” is aimed at reducing over-regulation and excessive mandating of Ohio’s public schools, along with improving efficiency and updating multiple parts of current law.
• S.B. 220 – Provides a legal safe harbor to covered entities that implement a specified cybersecurity program.
• S.B. 239 – Requires the regional council of governments (COG) officers, upon forming a COG and before taking an official action, to notify the Auditor of State about its formation.
• S.B. 299 – Part of the Clean Lake 2020 Plan, $20 million is provided for projects including soil-testing, tributary monitoring, and end-of-field drainage management through the soil and water phosphorous program. An additional $10 million was appropriated to The Healthy Lake Erie Initiative Fund to support projects that enhance efforts to reduce open disposal of dredged material into Lake Erie.


 

 
 
 
  
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