In my time as your state representative, I have come to understand that what Ohio needs to continue to be successful is thriving small businesses. Not only do small businesses contribute to our state’s overall economy, but they also supply jobs and careers for families across the state, whether it’s as the owner of an enterprise or as a college student working part time. At the Statehouse, my colleagues and I have been hard at work implementing policies that support and encourage small business growth.
State Representative Ron Maag (R-Lebanon) today announced that a sales tax holiday, created through the passage of Senate Bill 264, is set to be held the first weekend of August. The intent of the sales tax holiday 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.
In 2014 nearly 290,000 people were involved in drunken driving crashes across the nation, while over 1.1 million were arrested for driving under the influence. Additionally, according to the FBI drunk drivers have on average driven drunk 80 times before their first DUI arrest.
House Bill 317, which is aimed at protecting minors from being victims of identity theft, is now headed to Governor Kasich’s desk for approval. Sponsored by State Representative Ron Maag (R–Lebanon), this legislation allows credit reporting agencies to create a credit record for the minor and then apply a freeze to that record.