Representative Theresa Gavarone - House District 3
 

10.24.17 - Ohio House Passes Bipartisan Bill To Clarify Regulations And Reduce Penalties On CHL Holders

 
COLUMBUS - 

The Ohio House of Representatives today passed legislation that more clearly defines the requirements placed on concealed handgun licensees (CHL) and active duty military members when they are pulled over by law enforcement during a traffic stop.

 
 

10.12.17 - Rep. Gavarone Honors Northwestern Water And Sewer District Dirty Deeds Team On House Floor

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) today honored the Northwestern Water and Sewer District Dirty Deeds team with a House resolution for being the 2017 Division I State Operations Challenge Champion.

 
 

10.12.17 - 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.

 
 

10.11.17 - State Reps. Gavarone, DeVitis Applaud Passage Of Teledentistry Legislation

 

COLUMBUS—Today, State Representatives Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) and Anthony DeVitis (R-Green), joint sponsors of House Bill 184, the Ohio Dental Care Optimization Act of 2017, applauded its passage from the Ohio House of Representatives. 
 

 
 

09.20.17 - Bill Providing Oversight To Every Student Succeeds Act Education Plan Passes Ohio House

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) today announced that the Ohio House has passed legislation that would give the legislature additional oversight regarding the state’s education plan under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA).

 
 

09.08.17 - Rep. Gavarone Testifies In Senate For House Bill 54

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) earlier this week offered testimony in the Ohio Senate for legislation that would create a state bond bank to be administered by the office of the State Treasurer.

 
 

07.28.17 - Rep. Gavarone Announces Sales Tax Holiday For First Weekend Of August

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) today announced that a sales tax holiday is set to be held the first weekend of August. The intent of the sales tax holiday, as established by legislation approved earlier this year, 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.

 
 

07.18.17 - Guest Column From State Representative Theresa Gavarone: Fair Season Is The Best Season

 

The best part of summer, and even fall, in Ohio is the variety of festivals around the state to enjoy. From the big Ohio State Fair to the Pumpkin Show in southern Ohio, there are events of all kinds to take part in—fairs celebrating zucchini, strawberries, and yes, even applebutter! This year, I encourage you to traverse across Wood County and see everything your local community has to offer. Our local fairs and festivals present a great, inexpensive way to spend a summer day or night with the family.

 
 

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

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) today 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. 

 
 

06.19.17 - Guest Column From State Representative Theresa Gavarone: Investing More, Taking On The Drug Abuse And Addiction Epidemic

 

Our state is in a crisis of opiate addiction, and there is no easy solution. By now, you may be aware that Ohio had the most opioid-related overdose deaths in the nation in 2015, and that individuals and communities continue to suffer from the scourge of the drug abuse and addiction epidemic. Clearly, more must be done in order to combat this serious issue and prevent future generations from falling within its deadly grasp.

 
 

06.05.17 - Rep. Theresa Gavarone Awarded Fellowship For Midwestern Leadership Institute

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) recently was selected to participate in a training program that annually identifies and assists promising state leaders in the Midwest.

 
 

05.19.17 - Guest Column From State Representative Theresa Gavarone: Graduation Is A Time For Reflection And Celebration

 

It’s an exciting time for both high school and college graduates as they prepare to begin a new chapter of their lives. Amidst the seasonal weather, plentiful grad party barbeques, and the final days of school, graduates are afforded a very special period of reflection and celebration. I wanted to take a moment to sincerely congratulate all those who are graduating this year.

 
 

05.08.17 - Rep. Gavarone Among Legislators Selected To Participate In "Emerging Leaders Program"

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) recently was selected to participate in the 2017 Emerging Leaders Program at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.

 
 

05.03.17 - Rep. Gavarone Applauds Passage Of House Budget Plan

 

COLUMBUS—The Ohio House of Representatives yesterday 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 resources to schools. Rep. Gavarone voted in support of the legislation.

 
 

04.12.17 - Guest Column From State Representative Theresa Gavarone: Improving Communication Between Law Enforcement And Disabled Ohioans

 

The most important part of being a state representative is to ensure a clear and effective channel of communication between myself and my constituents of Wood County. Oftentimes, with this assurance, great ideas for legislation can come directly from everyday Ohioans, truly influencing the day-to-day issues and struggles that can be addressed from the state level of government. Exactly this kind of exchange recently occurred and became the impetus behind House Bill 115, which I recently introduced with my colleague, Representative Scott Wiggam.

 
 

04.05.17 - Rep. Gavarone To Attend Conference Focused On Reducing Opioid And Heroin Addiction

 

COLUMBUS—As part of the ongoing effort to curb the nationwide scourge of opioid addiction, State Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) will be attending a conference in New York, New York aimed at finding solutions to the problem.

 
 

04.05.17 - Rep. Gavarone Introduces Bill To Improve Communication Between Law Enforcement And Individuals With Communication Disabilities

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) has introduced legislation aimed at better facilitating communication between law enforcement and individuals with communication disabilities.

 
 

03.30.17 - House Approves Reforms To State's Energy Requirements

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) today announced that the Ohio House of Representatives has passed legislation that would make Ohio’s renewable energy standards optional, promoting business growth in the state.

 
 

03.15.17 - Rep. Gavarone Applauds House Passage Of Bipartisan Legislation Increasing Access To Summer Meal Programs

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) today 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).

 
 

03.08.17 - House Passes Legislation Creating State Bond Bank

 

COLUMBUS—State Representatives Bill Blessing (R-Colerain Township) and Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) today announced the Ohio House’s passage of legislation that would create a state bond bank to be administered by the office of the State Treasurer.

 
 

03.01.17 - Rep. Theresa Gavarone Appointed To Serve On House Finance Committee

 

COLUMBUS—Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) has appointed State Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) to serve on the Ohio House Finance Committee.

 
 

03.01.17 - Bill Creating Definition Of Microbusiness Clears House

 

COLUMBUS—State Representatives Dorothy Pelanda (R-Marysville) and Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) today announced the Ohio House’s passage of legislation that creates the definition of “microbusiness” in statute.

 
 

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

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) 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 Gavarone Applauds Passage Of Legislation Regarding Penalties For Trafficking And Possession Of Cocaine

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) 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.

 
 

02.08.17 - Guest Column From State Representative Theresa Gavarone

 

Wood County, and the city of Bowling Green in particular, is home to an array of small businesses. Simply take a walk down North Main Street in Bowling Green and you’ll be struck by the variety of local restaurants and bars, and you might even walk past the resident tattoo parlor in the area. One of my favorite places to stop in for a pick-me-up is Flatlands Coffee, fulfilling my need for caffeine and my desire to shop and spend locally.

 
 

01.31.17 - Rep. Theresa Gavarone Appointed To Four Ohio House Committees

 

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

 
 

01.23.17 - Representative Gavarone Applauds Recognition Of Two Wood County Farms As Ohio Historic Family Farms

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) applauded the recent announcement from the Ohio Department of Agriculture that two farms located within Wood County have been registered in the Ohio Historic Family Farms program.

 
 

01.12.17 - Rep. Gavarone Appointed To Vice Chair Of House Health Committee

 
COLUMBUS - 

Today, Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) appointed Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) as Vice Chair of the House Health Committee.

 
 

01.06.17 - Representative Gavarone Sworn In As State Representative Of The 3rd House District

 
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State Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) was sworn in yesterday as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives for the 132nd General Assembly. She represents the 3rd Ohio House District, which comprises all of Wood County.

 
 

11.03.16 - Rep. Theresa Gavarone Announces Start Of Round Two Of The Application Process For Local Government Safety Capital Grants

 

State Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) today announced that the Local Government Innovation Council will begin accepting applications for the second round of the Local Government Safety Capital Grant Program. 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 3rd House District.

 
 

09.22.16 - State Rep. Gavarone Appointed To Serve On Various House Committees

 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) today announced that State Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) has been appointed to serve on several House committees.

 
 

08.29.16 - Guest Column From State Representative Theresa Gavarone: Overcoming Ohio's Opioid Epidemic

 

Over the years, the Ohio House of Representatives has come to know the increased rates of opioid abuse as one of the most persistent and troubling issues affecting our state. In order to curtail drug addiction and its influence over Ohio families, we as state and community leaders must continue to take important steps toward preventing more of our loved ones from paying the price of this costly epidemic.

 
 

08.03.16 - Theresa Gavarone Sworn In As State Representative Of The 3rd Ohio House District

 

In House session yesterday, Theresa Gavarone was sworn in as state representative of the 3rd Ohio House District after the House Republican Caucus voted to appoint her to fill the vacant seat.