Representative Steven M. Arndt - House District 89
 

11.14.17 - Guest Column: Veterans Day Endures Through The Years

 
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This past weekend, I hope you were able to take a moment to thank the veteran in your life or attend a community event in one’s honor. As we celebrated the lives and sacrifices of our veterans this Veterans Day, I was reminded of the history behind this special holiday, one that is especially meaningful to me.

 
 

10.12.17 - Ohio House Passes Legislation Creating Two New Specialty License Plates

 

COLUMBUS—The Ohio House of Representatives has passed legislation to create two new Ohio specialty license plates.

 
 

08.28.17 - Media Advisory:Reps. Arndt, Sheehy To Attend Highway Dedication Ceremony Honoring Late Rep. Fred Deering

 

SANDUSKY—State Representatives Steve Arndt (R-Port Clinton) and Michael P. Sheehy (D-Oregon) will attend a memorial highway dedication ceremony honoring late State Representative Frederick H. Deering today, Monday, August 28 at 5:00 p.m. at Sandusky City Hall. Deering served as the state representative for Erie, Ottawa and portions of Lucas and Wood counties for 20 years and introduced over 80 bills and amendments written into Ohio law.

 
 

08.07.17 - Rep. Arndt To Hold District Office Hours In August

 

COLUMBUS— State Representative Steve Arndt (R-Port Clinton) announced today that he will be holding district office hours on Tuesday, August 22nd in Port Clinton and Oak Harbor.

 
 

07.27.17 - Guest Column From State Representative Steven Arndt: Legislation Focuses On Protecting Individuals With Communication Disabilities

 

During my years in public service, I have always found that nothing quite replaces the opportunity to meet with and talk with area residents, whether it be over the phone or at various townhalls, festivals or other community events. This was true throughout my time as an Ottawa County Commissioner, and it has continued as a state representative serving both Erie and Ottawa counties. Indeed, many of the best ideas for legislation come directly from the people. In working with my colleagues in the Ohio House of Representatives, I know they feel the same way.
 

 
 

06.29.17 - Rep. Arndt Votes To Send Budget Bill To Governor

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Steve Arndt (R-Port Clinton) announced that the Ohio House of Representatives has 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. 

 
 

06.21.17 - Ohio House Passes Bill To Increase Local Investments, Help Small Businesses

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Steven Arndt (R-Port Clinton) today applauded the Ohio House for approving legislation that permits, in certain circumstances, intrastate equity crowdfunding, with the goal of providing Ohio residents the ability to identify new local businesses and opportunities to invest in them.

 
 

05.24.17 - Guest Column From State Representative Steven Arndt: Ohio House Prioritizes Drug Epidemic In State Budget

 

Ohio’s drug abuse and addiction epidemic has wreaked havoc on individuals, families, and communities for far too long. Our state had the most opioid-related overdose deaths in the nation in 2015, and the continuing casualties clearly indicate a need for a stronger fight against this devastating scourge. The Ohio House has remained committed to this cause by searching out ways to tackle the epidemic on multiple fronts.

 
 

05.10.17 - Rep. Arndt Announces Passage Of "Epinephrine Accessibility Act"

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Steve Arndt (R-Port Clinton) today announced passage of House Bill 101, the Epinephrine Accessibility Act, which seeks to make epinephrine auto-injectors more affordable and accessible for Ohioans who rely on the medication to treat life-threatening allergic reactions.

 

 
 

05.02.17 - Rep. Arndt Announces Passage Of House Budget Plan

 

COLUMBUS—The Ohio House of Representatives today passed House Bill 49, the state operating budget. The bill addresses some of Ohio’s most pressing issues, including more than $170 million in funding towards combating Ohio’s opioid epidemic and providing additional support for local governments. Rep. Arndt voted in support of the legislation.

 
 

03.30.17 - House Designates "Ohio Goes Boating Month"

 

COLUMBUS—State Representatives Steven Arndt (R-Port Clinton) and Tom Patton (R-Strongsville) applauded the Ohio House’s passage of legislation they jointly sponsored that designates June as “Ohio Goes Boating Month,” which aims to highlight Ohio’s thriving boating and tourism industry.

 
 

03.28.17 - State Rep. Arndt Announces District Winner Of 2017 Ohio House Of Representatives Student Art Exhibition

 
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State Representative Steve Arndt (R-Port Clinton) today announced Cassidy Roginski as the 89th House District winner of the 2017 Ohio House of Representatives Student Art Exhibition.

 
 

03.15.17 - Rep. Arndt Honors Jared Dusseau As The 2016 UA International Pipefitting Apprentice Champion

 

COLUMBUS—Today, State Representative Steven Arndt (R-Port Clinton) presented a resolution honoring Jared Dusseau on winning the 2016 United Association International Apprenticeship Pipefitter Contest.

 
 

03.10.17 - Guest Column From State Representative Steven Arndt: Continuing Our Work For Small Businesses In The 132nd General Assembly

 

Having been a small business owner for over 30 years, I know firsthand how vital the small business sector is to the health of our state. In my first term as your state representative, I made sure to focus on economic and workforce initiatives because they help both individuals and communities to thrive, and create a positive feedback loop that keeps jobs and businesses growing. In my second term, I am just as committed to supporting Ohio’s small businesses and their owners.

 
 

02.28.17 - Guest Column From State Representative Steven Arndt: Committee Assignments At The Statehouse Enhance My Work For You

 

My second term in the Ohio House of Representatives is already well underway, and I could not be more thankful for the opportunity to be your voice at the Ohio Statehouse. I was recently appointed to the House committees I will serve on over the next two years, and I would like to take a moment to fill you in on the kind of issues I expect to encounter in my work and research on these committees.

 
 

02.23.17 - Rep. Arndt Welcomes Wisconsin State Assembly Leaders To Ohio House

 

COLUMBUS—Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) today welcomed Speaker of the Wisconsin State Assembly Robin Vos to the Ohio Statehouse to discuss goals and themes for the 132nd General Assembly including joint legislative efforts between the Ohio House and Wisconsin State Assembly.

 
 

02.22.17 - Ohio House Of Representatives Approves Joint Resolution To Hold 2017 State Of The State Address In Sandusky

 

COLUMBUS—The Ohio House of Representatives today approved a joint resolution to hold Governor Kasich’s State of the State address in Sandusky.

 
 

02.17.17 - State Representative Arndt Encourages Local College Graduates To Apply For Statehouse Fellowship

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Arndt (R-Port Clinton) 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.

 
 

02.01.17 - Rep. Steve Arndt Appointed To Committees In Ohio House

 

COLUMBUS—Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) has announced that State Representative Steve Arndt has been appointed to serve on four Ohio House committees.

 
 

01.31.17 - Representative Arndt Applauds Recognition Of Four Ottawa County Farms As Ohio Historic Family Farms

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Steve Arndt (R-Port Clinton) applauded the recent announcement from the Ohio Department of Agriculture that four farms located within Ottawa County have been registered in the Ohio Historic Family Farms program.

 
 

01.30.17 - Guest Column From State Representative Steven Arndt: A Path Toward Health, Healing, And Restoration In Ohio

 

Ohio’s opioid epidemic is a devastating reality for far too many of our citizens and communities. Addiction to opioids not only affects the individuals involved but also their loved ones—parents, children, spouses, friends—in painful ways. It is crucial that we work on ensuring that the dispensation of painkiller medications is continually held to a high standard by working with our pharmacists and prescribers. As legislators, it is necessary that we work to curb the illicit administration of controlled substances. Just as significantly, those battling addiction often fail to receive the proper treatment and care they desperately need, another issue we must address.

 
 

01.13.17 - Rep. Arndt Appointed To Chair Of House Aging And Long-Term Care Committee

 
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Yesterday, Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) appointed Rep. Steve Arndt (R-Port Clinton) as chair of the House Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care.

 
 

01.04.17 - Arndt Sworn In As State Representative Of The 89th House District

 

State Representative Steven Arndt (R-Port Clinton) yesterday was sworn in as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives for the 132nd General Assembly. He represents the 89th Ohio House District, which encompasses both Erie and Ottawa counties.

 
 

10.06.16 - Ohio Rep. Arndt To Host District Office Hours

 

State Representative Steven Arndt (R-Port Clinton) has announced that he will be hosting district office hours Tuesday, October 11, 2016.

 
 

09.27.16 - Ohio State Rep. Arndt To Host District Office Hours

 

State Representative Steven Arndt (R-Port Clinton) has announced that he will be hosting district office hours Saturday, October 1, 2016.

 
 

08.31.16 - Rep. Arndt Introduces Bill To Increase Local Investments, Help Small Businesses

 

State Representative Steven Arndt (R-Port Clinton) recently introduced legislation that would permit, in certain circumstances, intrastate equity crowdfunding, with the goal of providing Ohio residents the ability to identify new local businesses and opportunities to invest in them.

 
 

08.18.16 - Local Youth Spends Day With Representative Arndt

 

State Representative Steven Arndt (R-Port Clinton) welcomed Logan Martinez as an intern for the day and was accompanied by his father, Roy Martinez.   Logan was introduced to the inner workings of the Ohio House of Representatives and what it is like to be a public officer at the state level. In addition, Logan was presented with a commendation for being named a Level 2 Football referee by the Ohio School Athletic Association.

 
 

08.16.16 - Rep. Arndt Welcomes Local Boy Scout Troop To The Statehouse

 

State Representative Steve Arndt (R-Port Clinton) announced that the local Boy Scouts Troop #360, from Port Clinton, recently joined him for a tour of the Ohio Statehouse where they had an opportunity to learn about the historic building. Included also in the visit was a meeting in the Senate Chamber to discuss how a bill becomes law, as well as an opportunity for troop members to talk with Rep. Arndt about his job as state representative.
 

 
 

05.25.16 - Rep. Arndt Announces Passage Of Bill To Allow Parents To Freeze Child's Credit

 

State Representative Steve Arndt  (R-Port Clinton) applauded passage of House Bill 317, which is aimed at protecting minors from being victims of identity theft. Today’s vote was a concurrence vote in which the Ohio House voted to agree with amendments made by the Ohio Senate.

 
 

05.18.16 - Rep. Arndt Announces Passage Of Legislation To Reduce Repeat OVIs

 

State Representative Steve Arndt (R-Port Clinton) today announced passage of House Bill 388, which allows judges to grant the use of ignition interlock for individuals on their first OVI offense in an effort to reduce the recidivism rate for OVI offenders.

 
 

05.09.16 - Guest Column From Representative Steve Arndt: Fighting Infant Mortality In Ohio

 

During my first term in the Ohio House of Representatives I have been able to learn of the most pressing issues of our state and other issues that are often overlooked. One of these issues I have been exposed to is infant mortality. Infant mortality is a concerning issue and one we must fight to end for all of the families across our state.

 
 

05.05.16 - State Rep. Steven Arndt Honors R.C. Waters Elementary School

 

Yesterday, State Representative Steven Arndt (R-Port Clinton) presented a resolution to R.C. Waters Elementary School, honoring them on being named a 2015 National Title I Distinguished School by the National Title I Association.

 
 

04.29.16 - State Rep. Arndt Appointed Vice Chair Of Local Government Committee

 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) has appointed State Representative Steve Arndt (R-Port Clinton) to serve as Vice Chair of the House Local Government Committee, which will become effective May 1st.

 
 

04.28.16 - Rep. Arndt Announces Passage Of Bill Creating Sales Tax Holiday For Back-to-School Purchases

 

Yesterday State Representative Steven Arndt (R-Port Clinton) announced that 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.

 
 

04.18.16 - State Rep. Steven Arndt Meets With Erie County Juvenile Court Judge Robert C. DeLamatre

 

Last week, State Representative Steven Arndt (R-Port Clinton) participated in the Ohio Judicial Conference Judicial-Legislative Exchange program where he had Erie County Juvenile Court Judge Robert C. DeLamatre accompany him to various events to show Judge DeLamatre what a legislator’s day looks like.

 
 

03.29.16 - Guest Column From Representative Steve Arndt:Creating A Business Friendly Climate For Ohio Wineries

 

In Ohio we have seen our local wineries thrive in our business friendly climate. They have provided jobs and contributed to our economy greatly through the sale and production of locally made Ohio wine. These wineries have provided numerous jobs to our state, which is why we must help them reach their full potential. This is why I was proud to help pass two recent pieces of legislation in the Ohio House that would help this growing industry.

 
 

03.28.16 - State Rep. Steven Arndt Introduces Legislation To Address Needs Of Underserved Ohioans

 

Today, State Representative Steven Arndt (R-Port Clinton) introduced legislation that creates a program aimed at accurately and effectively lifting the unemployed and underemployed into a higher quality of life.

 
 

02.24.16 - Legislation Would Honor Local Military Hero In Erie County

 

State Representative Steven Arndt (R-Port Clinton) 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.

 
 

02.05.16 - State Representative Steve Arndt Encourages Local College Graduates To Apply For Statehouse Fellowship

 

State Representative Steve Arndt (R-Port Clinton) 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 2017.

 
 

02.04.16 - Rep. Arndt Announces Start Of Application Process For Local Government Safety Capital Grants

 

State Representative Steve Arndt (R-Port Clinton) today announced information regarding the application process for the Local Government Safety Capital Grant. Initiated by the Ohio House of Representatives and included in the state operating budget for fiscal years 2016 and 2017, these grants can help to fund public safety projects in local communities throughout Ohio, including those in the 89th House District.

 
 

02.03.16 - State Rep. Arndt Appointed To House Committees

 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) recently appointed State Representative Steven Arndt (R-Port Clinton) to serve as a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee as well as the Turnpike Legislative Review Committee.

 
 

01.29.16 - State Reps. Arndt And Boose Honor Burnham Orchards On Bicentennial Celebration

 

During Ohio House session this week, State Representatives Steven Arndt (R-Port Clinton) and Terry Boose (R-Norwalk) presented Burnham Orchards with a resolution honoring the family business on the bicentennial of their farm.

 
 

01.26.16 - Guest Column From Representative Steve Arndt:Farmers Brace For CAUV Bill

 

The 2016 tax season is quickly upon us, and for many farmers in our community it means bracing for another alarming CAUV tax bill. My office has received many constituent phone calls, which we have been more than happy to answer.

 
 

01.25.16 - State Rep. Arndt Announces District Winner Of Ohio House Of Representatives Student Art Exhibition

 

State Representative Steve Arndt (R-Port Clinton) today announced Jacob Grant as the 89th House District Winner of the 2016 Ohio House of Representatives Student Art Exhibition.

 
 

01.19.16 - Guest Column: Improving Ohio Neighborhoods With A New Foreclosure Process

 

Foreclosure has invaded our local communities leaving vacant and abandoned properties to sit with no repair. Many of these homes continue to deteriorate in our neighborhoods causing danger and blight to all living nearby. These hazardous homes must have an expedited system of foreclosure in order to improve the current conditions communities are facing.

 
 

01.15.16 - Rep. Steven Arndt Announces Town Hall Meetings

 

State Representative Steven Arndt (R-Port Clinton) today announced that he will be holding town hall meetings in the 89th Ohio House District, which contains all of Ottawa and Erie counties.

 
 

12.30.15 - Rep. Arndt Announces Office Hours In Oak Harbor

 

COLUMBUS—State  Representative Steven Arndt (R-Port Clinton) today announced that he will be holding office hours in the 89th Ohio House District, which contains all of Ottawa and Erie counties.

 
 

12.23.15 - Guest Column: The BWC Makes Waves In Ohio

 
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Ohio boasts one of the best performing workers’ compensation systems, a system that came under intense criticism in 2005, with many calling for privatization of the program. The past five years, however, have been a turning point for the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation as they have begun to exceed all expectations. As Ohio’s workers’ compensation system has improved, so has our state’s business environment.  

 
 

12.17.15 - Rep. Steven Arndt Announces Office Hours In Oak Harbor

 

COLUMBUS—State  Representative Steven Arndt (R-Port Clinton) today announced that he will be holding office hours in the 89th Ohio House District.

 
 

12.03.15 - State Rep. Arndt Honors Allen-Clay Joint Fire District Firefighters

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Steve Arndt (R-Port Clinton) hosted guests from the Allen-Clay Joint Fire District in the Ohio House of Representatives yesterday. Escorted by Fire Chief Denny Hartman, the guests, Lowell Hartman, 59 years of service, Ronald Cashen, 58 years of service, Jeff Cleary, 49 years of service, and Michael Best, 45 years of service, were recognized during the Ohio House session for their efforts in the fire department.

 
 

11.19.15 - Guest Column:Giving Thanks To Our Armed Forces This Thanksgiving

 

Year after year, I always look forward to gathering with my family for the holiday season. From eating a meal on Thanksgiving to celebrating Veterans Day just days before, November serves as a month of gratitude and appreciation. Every year, we pay tribute to what and whom we are thankful for, a tradition that holds true for both Veterans Day and Thanksgiving.

 
 

10.22.15 - Guest Column From State Representative Steven Arndt

 

Last month, I had the privilege of being appointed to serve the 89th District in the Ohio House of Representatives, which includes all of Erie and Ottawa counties. I first want to thank Speaker Cliff Rosenberger and the legislators on the selection panel for choosing me, as well as my staff and colleagues in the Ottawa County Commissioner’s Office for their continued support during this process. It is a responsibility that I take very seriously.

 
 

10.02.15 - State Representative Steven Arndt Applauds Erie Co. Common Pleas Adult Probation Dept. Grant Award

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Steven Arndt (R-Port Clinton) today announced that the Erie County Common Pleas Adult Probation Department application for a Probation Improvement and Incentive Grant has been approved. The grant, awarded by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, is for $99,750 for the 2016 and 2017 fiscal years. 

 
 

10.01.15 - Steven Arndt Sworn In As State Representative

 

COLUMBUS—Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) today announced that Steven Arndt has been sworn in as state representative of the 89th House District.