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Roemer Advances Three Bills Out of House Committees

May 11, 2022
Bill Roemer News

COLUMBUS – This week has been a busy one for State Representative Bill Roemer (R-Richfield) as three bills he sponsored have been voted out of their respective House Committees. House Bills 372, 423, and 542 were all reported out of their respective committees.

First, House Bill 372 was passed out of Commerce and Labor Committee and aims to make Ohio’s building inspection process more efficient by allowing for expedited appeals. This expedited inspection appeals process for contractors at the state and local level, at the contractor’s expense, is a workable solution to keep projects on track, on time, on budget and to keep Ohioans working safely.

Secondly, House Bill 423 was unanimously reported out of the State and Local Government Committee Wednesday. The bill will designate the All-American Soap Box Derby as the official gravity-racing program of the State of Ohio. Akron is home to the All-American Soap Box Derby – a nonprofit organization which gives kids fulfilling recreational and educational opportunities through soap box derby racing. Derby Downs, a state-of-the-art facility in Akron specifically designed for soap box derby racing, draws thousands of competitors and spectators from all over the world each year.

“I am pleased to see this legislation moving to the House Floor because the Soap Box Derby has given so much to Ohio’s communities over the years. We are proud to be the home of this unique event,” added Roemer.

Additionally, House Bill 542 was also unanimously voted out of the Commerce and Labor Committee. This legislation contains a comprehensive cleanup of Ohio cosmetology and barbering statutes, with two goals in mind: (1) to better reflect the current standards, procedures, and terminology used by the Board of Cosmetology and Barbering and (2) to better serve aspiring cosmetologists and barbers who may be unduly burdened when trying to enter the field.

“It has been a very productive week at the state legislature with committees meeting and bills moving; I am delighted to have seen three of the bills I have worked on advance to the next step,” added Roemer.

Now House Bill 372, 423, and 542 will await their place on the calendar to be scheduled for a floor vote.