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Rep. Brown recognizes Ohio Military Family Month

House Dems continue to prioritize bills that allow military families to live and work safely and securely in Ohio
August 5, 2020
Richard D. Brown News

COLUMBUS – House Assistant Minority Whip Richard D. Brown (D-Canal Winchester) today issued a statement in honor of “Ohio Military Family Month,” which recognizes the unique sacrifices of Ohio’s military families.

“As the proud grandson, son, and father of United States Military veterans, I know both the importance and difficulty of being part of a military family. As August marks Military Families Month, I want to express my sincere thanks to all those who serve, and the families that support that service. I will continue to advocate for legislation to support families of military veterans” said Rep. Brown.

Since the beginning of the 133rd General Assembly, House Democrats have passed a number of bills to support military families, including:

  • House Bill (HB) 133 (Weinstein): To grant licensing reciprocity for active duty military families. HB 133 was consolidated into Senate Bill (SB) 7, and was subsequently signed into law in Jan. 2020.
  • HB 18 (Crawley): To exempt veteran’s disability severance payments from the state income tax. HB 18 was signed into law in Feb. 2020.
  • HB 287 (Russo): To allow reciprocity for Medicaid home and community-based service waivers for the family members of active-duty military when families move to Ohio for military assignment. HB 287 was signed into law in June 2020.