COLUMBUS – Today State Representative Bill Roemer (R-Richfield) announced that House Bills 372 and 542 have been passed by Ohio House of Representatives and will now head to the Ohio Senate for further consideration. House Bill 372 aims to make Ohio’s building inspection process more efficient by allowing for expedited appeals, and House Bill 542 updates Ohio’s cosmetology and barbering statutes to reflect current standards.
Under House Bill 372, an expedited inspection appeals process for contractors at the state and local level would keep projects on track, on time, on budget and keep Ohioans working safely. Once an expedited appeal is made, a local board of appeals would be required to commence the appeal within 24 hours and hold a hearing within 72 hours. These meetings would also be permitted to be hosted via teleconference for logistical convenience.
House Bill 542 contains a comprehensive update of Ohio’s 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 again been a very productive week at the Statehouse. I am delighted to have seen these two bills move through the House quickly, as they are imperative to improve the business environment for workers and entrepreneurs in two very important industries,” added Roemer.
Now House Bills 372 and 542 will move to the Ohio Senate for further consideration.