Bill Eliminating Government Waste By Abolishing Defunct Boards And Commissions Clears State Legislature
HB 31 ends council legally obligated meet despite having no work to complete
November 06, 2017
 
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COLUMBUS - 

The Ohio House yesterday concurred on Senate amendments to House Bill 31, sponsored by State Representative Bob Cupp (R-Lima), which eliminates from Ohio statute certain government boards that are obsolete or nonoperational, including the Government Contracting Advisory Council.


The Government Contracting Advisory Council was created in 2005 and charged with reviewing the rules of financial accountability for companies contracting with a state agency. However, no rules holding contractors financial accountable have been adopted for the council to consider, rendering the committee unnecessary, yet they legally must still hold a meeting every two years.


The bill also eliminates 11 other defunct state boards and commissions.


House Bill 31 now goes to the Governor for his consideration.

 
 
 
  
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Representative Cupp Sworn In As State Representative Of The 4th House District

 
Columbus - 

State Representative Bob Cupp (R-Lima) was sworn in yesterday as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives for the 132nd General Assembly. He represents the 4th Ohio House District, which comprises all of Allen County, for a second term.