Representative Ryan Smith - House District 93
 

11.17.17 - Guest Column: Encouraging Broadband Expansion

 
COLUMBUS - 

The world is constantly changing due to technological innovation. In order to keep up with this change, all Ohioans should have access to the infrastructure that supports these new technologies. Unfortunately, this is not the case throughout a large swath of Ohio. That is why my colleague Representative Jack Cera and I recently introduced House Bill 378 in the Ohio House of Representatives. House Bill 378 is bipartisan legislation designed to spur businesses, nonprofits, co-ops, and local governments to invest in the expansion of high-speed broadband capability.

 
 

08.21.17 - Rep. Ryan Smith To Hold District Office Hours In August

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) today announced that he will be holding office hours in the 93rd District on Friday, August 25th.

 
 

07.27.17 - Guest Column From State Representative Ryan Smith: Hope For Recovery From Addiction In Our Area

 

The opiate crisis continues to destroy lives in our state and around the country. As we’ve worked through the state budget process this year in the House, I wanted to reflect on an enormous accomplishment that was included in the final budget bill and discuss a new development in the fight against opioid addiction here in southeast Ohio.

 
 

06.28.17 - Ohio House Sends Budget Bill To Governor

 
COLUMBUS - 

The Ohio House of Representatives today 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.

 
 

05.25.17 - Representative Smith Applauds Continuation Of Ohio Sales Tax Holiday

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) yesterday applauded the passage of Senate Bill 9 by the Ohio House of Representatives, which would create a sales tax holiday during the first weekend of August 2017.

 
 

05.05.17 - Guest Column From State Representative Ryan Smith: Investments Made To Combat Drug Epidemic

 

The Ohio House is committed to fighting our state’s drug epidemic. We recently passed our plan to face this issue with bold reforms in the state’s operating budget. Our plan is not a piecemeal approach, but rather one that identifies and prioritizes areas of greatest need. This problem requires a holistic response, ranging from prevention to helping addicts re-enter the workforce free from substance abuse.

 
 

04.24.17 - Media Advisory: Speaker Rosenberger And Chairman Smith To Discuss Budget Sub. Bill

 

COLUMBUS—Ohio House Speaker Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) and House Finance Committee Chairman Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) will hold a press conference tomorrow to outline details of Sub. House Bill 49, the state operating budget.

 
 

04.05.17 - Guest Column From State Representative Ryan Smith: Fighting The Drug Epidemic Is Top Priority

 

The drug epidemic is an existential threat to our state. Opioid abuse has infiltrated our communities and has driven them to extreme lengths to combat this problem. Shockingly, several Ohio communities have been forced to rent mobile units to assist their local morgues with overpopulation issues. These disturbing reports reinforce my conviction that we must act now to fight this insidious threat to the people of Ohio.

 
 

03.29.17 - House Votes To Send Transportation Budget To Governor

 

COLUMBUS—The Ohio House of Representatives today approved the conference committee report on the state’s two-year transportation budget, House Bill 26. With approval from both chambers, the bill now awaits Governor John Kasich’s consideration.

 
 

03.24.17 - Bill Aims To Help Relieve Cost Burden Of CDL Training

 

COLUMBUS—State Representatives Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) and Nathan Manning (R-North Ridgeville) this week introduced legislation that will provide a more cost-efficient pathway for Ohio students wanting to receive commercial driver’s license (CDL) training in order to pursue an occupation in truck driving.

 
 

03.16.17 - Rep. Smith Applauds House Passage Of Bipartisan Legislation Increasing Access To Summer Meal Programs

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) yesterday applauded the Ohio House’s passage of legislation that permits non-profit organizations to operate summer food programs in a school facility. House Bill 80 was joint sponsored by Representatives Sarah LaTourette (R-Chesterland) and Kent Smith (D-Euclid).

 
 

03.01.17 - Ohio House Passes Transportation Budget

 

COLUMBUS—The Ohio House of Representatives today passed the state transportation budget, a two-year funding plan that addresses Ohio’s infrastructure needs while utilizing innovations in technology and maintaining a competitive tax structure.

 
 

02.16.17 - State Representative Smith Encourages Local College Graduates To Apply For Statehouse Fellowship

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) today announced that the Ohio Legislative Service Commission is accepting applications for its 13-month Legislative and Telecommunications Fellowship Program. The commission will hire 24 fellows to work with members of the Ohio General Assembly during 2018.

 
 

02.15.17 - Representative Smith Applauds Passage Of Legislation Regarding Penalties For Trafficking And Possession Of Cocaine

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) today announced the passage of legislation by the Ohio House that makes changes to drug trafficking and possession laws regarding cocaine. House Bill 4 restores the statutory penalties for possession of cocaine and clarifies the penalties for the trafficking of cocaine.

 
 

01.30.17 - Speaker Rosenberger, Chairman Smith Release Statements On Executive Budget Proposal

 

COLUMBUS—Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) and House Finance Committee Chairman Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) today released statements regarding Governor John Kasich’s state operating budget proposal.

 
 

01.19.17 - Rep. Smith To Hold District Office Hours

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) today announced that he will be holding office hours in the 93rd District, which will be staffed by his Legislative Aide, Taylor Stepp.

 
 

01.10.17 - Rep. Ryan Smith Announced As Chair Of House Finance Committee

 
COLUMBUS - 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) today announced that State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) will continue to serve as Chairman of the House Finance Committee for the 132nd General Assembly, after previously serving as chair in the 131st General Assembly.

 
 

01.05.17 - Rep. Smith Sworn In As State Representative Of The 93rd House District

 

This week State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) was sworn in as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives for the 132nd General Assembly. This will be his third term as state representative, after being first elected in 2012.

 
 

12.21.16 - Rep. Smith Applauds Passage Of Key Economic Development Bill

 
COLUMBUS - 

The Ohio House of Representatives recently passed Senate Bill 235 by a vote of 81-9. Senate Bill 235 promotes development by exempting property tax growth on properties intended for commercial or industrial usage. The bill was considered in House Finance Committee where the bill was modified.

 
 

11.17.16 - Bill Expanding Definition Of Involuntary Manslaughter To Drug Dealers Responsible For Overdose Deaths Clears The Ohio House

 

State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) today applauded the Ohio House’s passage of House Bill 270. The legislation, sponsored by Representatives Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira) and Dorothy Pelanda (R-Marysville), expands the definition of involuntary manslaughter in response to Ohio’s opioid epidemic.

 
 

10.28.16 - Milestone Reached To Bring Grocer To Vinton County

 
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State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) today announced that preliminary terms between the Finance Fund and Campbell’s Market have been agreed upon to bring a grocery store to Vinton County.  

 
 

09.27.16 - New Jobs Coming To Gallia County

 

State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) praised the announcement of new jobs coming to Gallia County.

 
 

09.19.16 - Dedication Honoring Lt. Stephen Byus Planned For October 8th

 

State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) today announced that a dedication ceremony honoring Lt. Stephen Byus will be held on October 8th at 2:00 p.m. at the Wellston City Building, 203 East Broadway Street, Wellston, OH 45692.

 
 

08.12.16 - Guest Column From State Representative Ryan Smith: Improving Ohio's Business Climate

 

The American people are the proud owners of the largest and most advanced economy in the world, but this did not occur by chance. Americans have driven the success that we see today through hard work, innovation and resourcefulness. Undertakings like the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad or the ingenuity needed to invent the modern computer operating system triggered tremendous growth for our country, which lead to tens of thousands of new jobs. Unfortunately, the qualities that fueled our success have been stifled by government action.

 
 

08.02.16 - State Representative Ryan Smith: Sales Tax Holiday Set For First Weekend Of August

 

State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) 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.

 
 

06.19.16 - Ohio Rep. Ryan Smith To Hold District Office Hours In Lawrence County

 

State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) today announced that he will be holding office hours in Lawrence County.

 
 

05.26.16 - Ohio House Approves Bill Paying Off Unemployment Compensation Debt

 

The Ohio House of Representatives today approved legislation aimed at encouraging a better business environment and nurturing economic growth in the state of Ohio.

 
 

05.18.16 - Rep. Smith Honors The Ohio Valley Christian School Boys Basketball Team

 

Today, State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) honored the Ohio Valley Christian School boys basketball team on winning the 2016 OCSAA State Championship at Ohio House session.

 
 

05.04.16 - Rep. Smith And Senator Peterson Announce Passage Of Capital Budget Bill

 

State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) and State Senator Bob Peterson (R-Sabina) today applaud the passage of Senate Bill 310—the state’s capital budget bill—which appropriates funding for local projects throughout Ohio and the 93rd House District.

 
 

05.04.16 - Legislation Funding Community Improvement Projects Headed To Governor

 

The Ohio House of Representatives today approved Senate Bill 310, legislation that helps fund various community improvement projects around the state. Having cleared both legislative chambers, the bill now awaits final consideration by Governor John Kasich.

 
 

05.04.16 - Ohio House Passes Legislation To Make Digital Advertising Tax Exempt

 

The Ohio House of Representatives today passed House Bill 466, sponsored by State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell), which exempts all digital advertising from sales and use tax.

 
 

04.27.16 - Ohio House Passes Bill Creating Sales Tax Holiday For Back-to-School Purchases

 

Today the Ohio House passed Senate Bill 264, which designates the first weekend in August 2016 as a sales tax holiday for the purposes of back-to-school shopping. The legislation creates a three-day period in which certain school supplies are exempt from both state and county sales tax.

 
 

04.12.16 - Rep. Smith And Senator Peterson Announces Introduction Of Capital Budget Bill

 

State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) and State Senator Bob Peterson (R-Sabina) today announced the projects included in Senate Bill 310—the state’s capital budget bill—which appropriates funding for local projects throughout Ohio and the 93rd House District.

 
 

04.07.16 - State Rep. Smith Announces District Winner Of Ohio House Of Representatives Student Art Exhibition

 

State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) announced Kayleigh Cooper as the 93rd House District winner of the 2016 Ohio House of Representatives Student Art Exhibition.

 
 

03.30.16 - Representatives Rezabek, Smith Promote Initiative To Bring More Healthy Foods To Underserved Areas Of Ohio

 

State Representatives Jeffery Rezabek (R-Clayton) and Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) hosted a press conference yesterday at Friendship Village in Trotwood to promote a new program that will help provide healthy foods to underserved areas in Ohio.

 
 

03.29.16 - Rep. Ryan Smith To Hold District Office Hours In The City Of Jackson

 

State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) today announced that he will be holding district office hours in the City of Jackson. District office hours will be held on Saturday, April 2nd from 1:30-3:00pm at the Jackson City Library located at 21 Broadway Street, Jackson, OH 45640.

 
 

03.07.16 - Rep. Smith Applauds Launch Of Healthy Food For Ohio Program

 

State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) joined Congressman Steve Stivers and others at an event today to applaud the launch of the Finance Fund Capital Corporation’s Healthy Food for Ohio (HFFO) program. This program, made possible by public-private partnerships, will provide grants and loans to food retailers and grocers that will spur development in underserved areas.

 
 

02.25.16 - Legislation Would Honor Fallen Military Hero In Jackson County

 

State Representatives Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) and Scott Ryan (R-Granville Twp.) announced the passage of Substitute Senate Bill 182 by the Ohio House of Representatives, an omnibus bill that designates multiple memorial highways across the state.

 
 

02.24.16 - Legislation Would Honor Local Medal Of Honor Winner

 

State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) today announced the passage of Substitute Senate Bill 182 by the Ohio House of Representatives, an omnibus bill that designates multiple memorial highways across the state.

 
 

02.24.16 - Rep. Smith Applauds Funding For Gallipolis City Schools

 

State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) announced that the State Controlling Board this week approved the release of Straight A funding for an educational service center in Gallia County.

 
 

02.24.16 - Representative Smith Honors Megan Rae Wise As Miss Ohio USA 2016

 

State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) today honored Megan Rae Wise as Miss Ohio USA 2016. Wise, a resident of Gallipolis, was crowned in November in Springfield, Ohio.

 
 

02.10.16 - Representative Smith Honors University Of Rio Grande

 

State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) today honored the University of Rio Grande men’s soccer team for its recent NAIA National Championship victory. Smith presented the team with a resolution during the Ohio House session for its accomplishment.

 
 

02.10.16 - Ohio House Approves Bill To Fund Capital Improvement Projects

 

Today the Ohio House passed Senate Bill 260, or the Capital Reappropriations Bill, which reappropriates state money for fiscal years 2017 and 2018 to fund the various capital improvement projects throughout Ohio.

 
 

01.26.16 - Rep. Ryan Smith's Bill To Commemorate Military Hero Passes Committee

 

House Bill 366, sponsored by State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell), unanimously passed out of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee today.  HB 366 names the portion of State Route 93 from the southern boundary of the Village of Oak Hill to the Jackson County line as the “Sgt. Donald Russell Long, Medal of Honor Recipient, Memorial Highway.”

 
 

12.11.15 - State Rep. Ryan Smith Announces Funding To Expand The Field Of Hope Community Campus

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) has announced that the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Drug Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) will provide capital funds for recovery unit housing at the Field of Hope Community Campus (FOH) that will provide space for 14 patients and one supervisor.  The facility, the first of its kind, will treat women who are struggling with alcoholism and other drug addictions. 

 
 

12.02.15 - Rep. Smith Votes To Expand Foster Care Assistance And Reform State's Guardianship Laws

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Smith (R-Bidwell) voted for legislation that increases the age for which persons are eligible to receive foster care and adoption assistance, as well as addresses issues associated with caring for the more than 67,000 juvenile and elderly Ohioans subject to guardianship in the state.

 
 

11.17.15 - Rep. Smith Applauds House Passage Of Concealed Carry Legislation

 

COLUMBUS—During today’s House session, State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) voted for House Bill 48, legislation that bolsters Second Amendment protections for legal gun permit-holders.

 
 

09.28.15 - State Representative Ryan Smith Releases Statement On Latest Ohio Drug Overdose Numbers

 
COLUMBUS - 

Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) released a statement in response to the latest report by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) regarding Drug Overdose Deaths in Ohio.

 
 

09.10.15 - State Rep. Ryan Smith Welcomes Ohio House Agriculture And Rural Development Committee To Gallia County

 
Columbus - 

The Ohio House Agriculture and Rural Development Committee held a hearing yesterday in Bidwell at Green Valley Gathering Place, focused primarily on livestock.

 
 

09.02.15 - Rep. Smith Tours Gallia County Businesses

 
COLUMBUS - 

Last week, Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) toured Ohio Valley Trackwork and The Shelly Company of Gallia County.

 

 
 

08.17.15 - Rep. Smith Tours Jackson County Businesses

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) toured Brown-Forman Cooperage and Aluchem of Jackson County on Thursday, August 13th. Located on Salem Road in Jackson, Brown-Forman Cooperage is a major supplier of staves used in the Jack Daniels’ brands. Aluchem, located on Beaver Pike in Jackson, produces tabular aluminas that can be found in the airplane engines. Representative Smith discussed with the business leaders about the challenges that their businesses face and how state government could assist with their needs.

 
 

07.31.15 - Rep. Smith Encourages Constituents To Participate In First Ever Sales Tax Holiday In Ohio From August 7-9

 
COLUMBUS - 

Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) announced today that Ohio’s first-ever, one-time Sales Tax Holiday will begin on Friday, August 7th at 12:01 a.m. and will end on Sunday, August 9th at 11:59 p.m. This initiative was created through Senate Bill 243, signed into law in December of 2014.

 
 

07.14.15 - Rep. Ryan Smith Introduces Bill To Commemorate Military Hero

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) has introduced legislation to name a stretch of road in Jackson County after U.S. Navy Reserve Lieutenant Stephen Byus, who was killed in action last September during a mission in Kabul, Afghanistan. He was serving his third tour of duty in the Middle East at the time of his death and left behind a wife and two children.

 
 

07.07.15 - House Finance Chairman Ryan Smith Applauds Gov. Kasich For Signing State Budget Bill

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) applauded Governor John Kasich’s signing of Amended Sub. House Bill 64, the state operating budget, which contains several items beneficial to the people and communities of southeast Ohio.

 
 

07.02.15 - Rep. Smith's Aide To Hold District Office Hours

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) today announced that he will be holding office hours in the 93rd District, which will be staffed by his Legislative Aide, Taylor Stepp.

 
 

06.30.15 - Ohio House Concurs On Senate Changes To H.J.R. 4

 
COLUMBUS - 

Today, the Ohio House of Representatives concurred on Senate changes to House Joint Resolution 4, a resolution that would block any proposal of a constitutional amendment that would create a monopoly in the state.

 
 

06.26.15 - Conference Report On State Operating Budget Passes Ohio House

 
COLUMBUS - 

The Ohio House of Representatives today approved the conference committee report for Amended Substitute House Bill 64, which is the state operating budget. The legislation lowers the income tax, ensures adequate funding for Ohio schools, freezes tuition costs on colleges and helps small businesses. It is now being sent to the Governor for his signature.

 
 

06.25.15 - Finance Chairman Releases Statement On Budget Conference Report

 
COLUMBUS - 

Today, the conference committee on Amended Substitute House Bill 64, the state operating budget, voted to adopt the committee report and move the legislation to the Ohio House and Senate floors.

 
 

06.24.15 - Ohio House Passes Resolution Prohibiting Constitutional Monopolies

 
COLUMBUS - 

Today, the Ohio House of Representatives passed a resolution that would block any proposal of a constitutional amendment that would create a monopoly in the state.

 
 

06.16.15 - State Reps. Ryan Smith And Mike Curtin Introduce Resolution Prohibiting Constitutional Monopolies

 
COLUMBUS - 

Today, State Representatives Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) and Mike Curtin (D-Marble Cliff) introduced a resolution that prohibits an initiated constitutional amendment that would grant a monopoly in the state of Ohio from being proposed as law or as a constitutional amendment through the petition process.

 
 

05.20.15 - State Rep. Ryan Smith Announces Funding For Upgrades To Lake Alma State Park

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) has announced that the State Controlling Board approved the release of $812,152 to help fund upgrades to Lake Alma State Park in Vinton County.

 
 

05.13.15 - State Rep. Smith Supports Legislation To Revise State Assessments And Examinations

 

State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) today applauded House Bill 74, which passed in the Ohio House of Representatives with broad bipartisan support. HB 74, sponsored by State Representative Andrew O. Brenner (R-Powell), would revise the state assessments and examinations given to Ohio’s students.

 
 

05.06.15 - Rep. Ryan Smith's Aide To Hold District Office Hours In Gallipolis And Jackson

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) today announced that he will be holding office hours in the 93rd District, which will be staffed by his Legislative Aide, Taylor Stepp.

 
 

04.22.15 - Rep. Smith Applauds Bipartisan Passage Of Biennial Budget

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) today applauded the House passage of Amended Substitute House Bill 64. Smith chaired the House Finance Committee that heard Am. Sub. House Bill 64, the biennial state budget bill that allocates funding to schools, community projects and government initiatives, as well as providing significant tax relief to all Ohioans and small businesses in the state.

 
 

04.20.15 - Finance Chairman Ryan Smith Releases Statement On Auditor's Authority Language In State Budget

 
COLUMBUS - 

Regarding language in the state operating budget, Substitute House Bill 64, pertaining to the Auditor of State’s role in reviewing public records, House Finance Committee Chair Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) released a statement.

 
 

04.14.15 - Ohio House Finance Committee Introduces Budget Sub. Bill

 

The Ohio House Finance Committee today introduced Substitute House Bill 64, legislation which outlines the two-year budget proposal for Ohio by making appropriations and providing policy initiatives in various areas such as education, taxes and healthcare.

 
 

04.07.15 - Rep. Ryan Smith's Aide To Hold District Office Hours On Thursday, April 9th

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) today announced that he will be holding office hours in the 93rd District, which will be staffed by his Legislative Aide, Taylor Stepp.

 
 

03.18.15 - Rep. Ryan Smith's Aide To Hold District Office Hours In Vinton And Gallia Counties

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) today announced that he will be holding office hours in the 93rd District, which will be staffed by his Legislative Aide, Taylor Stepp.

 
 

03.17.15 - Rep. Smith Applauds Passage Of Bill Protecting Elders From Financial Exploitation

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) has announced that the “Ohio Elder Justice Act” passed the House during today’s session. The legislation would strengthen the laws protecting elders from abuse, neglect and financial exploitation.

 
 

03.03.15 - Rep. Ryan Smith's Aide To Hold District Office Hours

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) today announced that he will be holding office hours in the 93rd District, which will be staffed by his Legislative Aide, Taylor Stepp.

 
 

02.17.15 - Rep. Ryan Smith's Legislative Aide To Hold District Office Hours

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) today announced that his Legislative Aide, Taylor Stepp, will soon be holding district office hours in each county of the 93rd House District.

 
 

02.12.15 - Rep. Smith Applauds Ohio House Passage Of Bill Regarding PARCC Testing In Schools

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) applauded yesterday’s Ohio House passage of House Bill 7, legislation that provides academic protections for students taking new state assessments during the 2014-15 school year. New assessments in mathematics and English language arts are supplied by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC).

 
 

02.03.15 - Chairman Smith Releases Statement On Executive Budget Proposal

 
COLUMBUS - 

Chairman of the House Finance Committee, State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell), today released a statement after receiving the budget proposal from Governor John Kasich.

 
 

01.28.15 - Jackson-Native Taylor Stepp Working In Rep. Ryan Smith's Statehouse Office

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) is proud to announce that Taylor Stepp, a native of Jackson, is working in his Statehouse office in Columbus.

 
 

01.06.15 - Rep. Smith Announced As Chair Of House Finance And Appropriations Committee

 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) today appointed State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) to serve as Chairman of the House Finance and Appropriations Committee.

 
 

06.03.14 - Legislation Updates Prescription Requirements

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) today announced Ohio House’s concurrence of Substitute House Bill 341. This legislation, sponsored by Rep. Smith, is part of a package of bills dedicated to curtail  the opiate epidemic in Ohio.

 
 

04.10.14 - Legislation Creating The Office Of Human Services Innovation Passed By Ohio House

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representatives Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) and Terry Johnson (R-McDermott) today announced that House Bill 485 has been passed by the Ohio House. The legislation would establish the Office of Human Services Innovation within the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services (ODJFS). It is a part of the mid-biennium review (MBR) package as suggested by Governor Kasich’s administration.

 
 

04.03.14 - State Rep. Smith Announces That House Bill 394 Gives Pharmacists More Authority

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) today applauded the passage of House Bill 394 by the Ohio House. The legislation, sponsored by Rep. Smith, gives pharmacists and pharmacy interns the authority to provide immunizations outside of a pediatrician.

 
 

04.03.14 - Rep. Smith Announces Additional Grant Funding In District

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) is pleased to announce today that the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department has been awarded grant funds by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Watercraft. The sheriff’s department resides in the 93rd Ohio House District, which Rep. Smith represents.

 
 

03.27.14 - Rep. Smith Announces House Passage Of Capital Budget Bill

 

State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) today applauded the Ohio House of Representatives’ passage of House Bill 497—the state’s capital budget bill—which appropriates funding for local projects throughout Ohio and the 93rd House District.

 
 

02.19.14 - Smith Announces House Approval Of Additional Calamity Days

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) has announced that the Ohio House of Representatives passed legislation to increase the number of calamity days that school districts are allocated for the 2013-2014 school year.

 
 

02.18.14 - Rep. Smith Encourages Local College Grads To Apply For Statehouse Fellowship

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) has announced that the Ohio Legislative Service Commission is accepting applications for its 13-month Legislative and Telecommunications Fellowship Program. The commission, which works closely with the legislative caucuses of the Ohio General Assembly, will hire 20-plus fellows to work with members and staff at the Ohio House of Representatives and Ohio Senate during 2015.

 
 

01.22.14 - Smith Announces Passage Of Bill Requiring The Reporting Of Drug-Dependent Newborns

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) announced today that the Ohio House of Representatives has passed legislation to better monitor the births of babies who are dependent on addictive drugs.

 
 

01.21.14 - New Reforms Would Preserve Rights For Responsible Gun Owners

 

Growing up in southeast Ohio and now serving as the state representative of Jackson and Gallia counties, as well as parts of Lawrence and Vinton counties, I know how important the issue of gun rights is to the people of the area. We are the kind of people who symbolize what it means to be safe and responsible gun owners. Preserving Second Amendment rights has been a priority for me since joining the Ohio House of Representatives.

 
 

12.10.13 - Reps. Smith, Sprague Unveil Package Of Bills To Address Opioid Addiction

 
COLUMBUS - 

Chairman of the House Prescription Drug Addiction and Healthcare Reform Study Committee Robert Sprague (R-Findlay) today was joined by Vice Chairman of the study committee Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) and other members of the House at a press conference to discuss a package of bills that addresses opioid addiction in Ohio.

 
 

10.18.13 - Rep. Smith, Members Of Rx Addiction Study Committee Release Findings And Recommendations

 
COLUMBUS - 

Vice Chairman of the House Prescription Drug Addiction and Healthcare Reform Study Committee Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) yesterday joined other members of the study committee at a press conference to discuss the study committee’s recommendations and findings.

 
 

08.16.13 - Participate In The Prescription Drug Addiction And Healthcare Reform Study Committee

 

Reps. Robert Sprague and Ryan Smith, chair and vice chair of the Prescription Drug Addiction and Healthcare Reform Study Committee, want Ohioans to participate in the committee hearings around the state.
Watch their video discussing the hearing in Jackson on Tuesday, August 20th!

 
 

08.15.13 - Speaker Batchelder Appoints Rep. Smith Vice Chair Of Study Committee On Prescription Drug Abuse, Healthcare Reform

 
COLUMBUS - 

Ohio House Speaker William G. Batchelder (R-Medina) announced that State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) has been appointed vice chair of the House Prescription Drug Addiction and Healthcare Reform Study Committee. Previously, Rep. Smith announced that the study committee will be holding its first hearing in Jackson County on August 20th.

 
 

08.06.13 - Study Committee To Discuss Prescription Drug Abuse, Healthcare Reform

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) has announced that the Prescription Drug Addiction and Healthcare Reform Study Committee will be holding a local hearing in Jackson County on August 20th.

 
 

06.27.13 - Rep. Smith Votes To Send State Operating Budget To Governor

 

State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) today applauded the Ohio House of Representatives’ passage of Amended Substitute House Bill 59, the state operating budget designed to improve Ohio’s business climate, invest in schools, help Ohioans access the care and services they need, give Ohioans greater ability to obtain higher education, and put more money back in the pockets of hardworking Ohioans.

 
 

06.26.13 - Local Pastor Serves As Guest Minister For Ohio House Of Representatives

 
COLUMBUS - 

Pastor John O’Brien gave the opening prayer during session today at the Ohio House of Representatives.

 
 

06.19.13 - Rep. Smith Honors Gallia Academy FFA Soil Judging Teams

 
COLUMBUS - 

During today’s session of the Ohio House of Representatives, State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) presented a resolution on behalf of the Ohio House to the Gallia Academy FFA Soil Judging Teams, who had recently earned a first place finish in the agricultural use event and fourth place in the urban event at the state level.

 
 

06.18.13 - Rep. Smith Honors National Free Throw Champ During House Session

 
COLUMBUS - 

During a session of the Ohio House of Representatives, State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) today presented a House resolution to 13-year-old Landon Carroll of Jackson for winning the Elks National Hoop Shoot Free Throw Program.

 
 

05.15.13 - Smith Announces House Passage Of Nitro's Law

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) today announced that the Ohio House of Representatives passed House Bill 90, which establishes harsher penalties for owners, managers or employees of kennels and rescue shelters who commit animal cruelty. The bill is commonly referred to as “Nitro’s Law.”

 
 

04.30.13 - Rep. Smith Encourages Constituents To Submit Online Legislative Survey

 
COLUMBUS - 

In an effort to obtain feedback from the residents of the 93rd Ohio House District, State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) encourages his constituents to fill out and return his legislative survey, which seeks feedback on issues such as methamphetamine lab clean up, education, and Ohio’s tax code.

 
 

04.23.13 - Rep. Smith Announces Budget Provision To Benefit Lawrence County

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) is highlighting a provision in the House-passed version of the state operating budget that will benefit worker training in Lawrence County.

 
 

04.19.13 - Rep. Smith Applauds House Passage Of Biennial Budget

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) has announced that the Ohio House of Representatives yesterday passed a bipartisan, comprehensive state operating budget that provides crucial assistance to schools and community programs, while at the same time reducing the burden on Ohio’s taxpayers.

 
 

04.08.13 - School Safety Big Concern For Ohio, Nation

 

At the beginning of the year, Republicans in the Ohio House introduced a set of 10 bills that expressed our priorities for the upcoming legislative session. The bills covered a broad range of issues, including tax reform, job creation and healthcare—issues that impact everyone at some point in their lives.

 
 

03.13.13 - Rep. Smith To Host District Office Hours On March 26th

 

State Representative Ryan Smith (R - Bidwell) announced that he will be holding office hours in Lawrence County on Tuesday, March 26th.

 
 

01.30.13 - Rep. Smith Applauds Kasich Executive Order

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) today applauded Governor John Kasich for his authorization of spending for up to $1.5 million, which will provide needy children with food during their summer break when away from free lunches at school.

 
 

01.24.13 - Rep. Smith Announced As Member Of Agriculture Subcommittee

 

COLUMBUS—Speaker of the Ohio House William G. Batchelder (R-Medina) today appointed State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) to serve on the Agriculture and Development Subcommittee, which is part of the Finance and Appropriations Committee.

 
 

01.23.13 - COLUMN: Ohio's Tax Climate Must Be Competitive With Other States

 

There were many reasons why it made sense to repeal Ohio’s estate tax. In most circumstances, it required people who had been paying taxes to the state their entire lives to contribute once more at the time of their death. Furthermore, the tax had the adverse effect of hindering job creation, discouraging future savings and investments and lower wages.

 
 

01.07.13 - Ryan Smith Sworn In As State Representative Of The 93rd House District

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) today was sworn in as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives for the 130th General Assembly. He represents the 93rd Ohio House District, which includes Gallia and Jackson counties, as well as portions of Lawrence and Vinton counties.