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COLUMBUS—A bill sponsored by State Representative Bob Cupp (R-Allen County) today passed the Ohio House by a vote of 97-0. The bill 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.

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Wed, Feb 15, 2017
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COLUMBUS—State Representative Bob Cupp (R-Lima) gave sponsor testimony Wednesday in the Ohio House Criminal Justice Committee on a bill he introduced to restore the statutory penalties for possession of cocaine. The penalties were undone by the Ohio Supreme Court’s December decision in State v. Gonzales, (Slip Opinion 2016-Ohio-8319). It will also clarify the penalties for trafficking of cocaine.

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Thu, Feb 9, 2017

COLUMBUS—Yesterday, Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) appointed Rep. Bob Cupp (R-Lima) as chair of the Primary and Secondary Education Subcommittee of the House Finance Committee.

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Fri, Jan 13, 2017
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State Representative Bob Cupp (R-Lima) was sworn in yesterday as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives for the 132nd General Assembly. He represents the 4th Ohio House District, which comprises all of Allen County, for a second term.

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Fri, Jan 6, 2017

On Wednesday, Governor John Kasich signed into law two bills sponsored by State Representative Bob Cupp (R-Lima). HB 432 updates probate laws and provides procedures for access to social media accounts and other digital assets of the deceased. HB 436 fixes an inconsistency in state law regarding OVI license suspension and offender vehicle mobilization.

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Fri, Jan 6, 2017

COLUMBUS—The Ohio legislature passed a bill to establish rules for determining what happens to digital assets such as email, Facebook, and Twitter accounts upon a person’s death or incapacity.  The bill, developed in close consultation with the Ohio State Bar Association, also contains updates on twelve aspects of state law to help ensure that property can be transferred from one generation to the next generation efficiently.

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Fri, Dec 16, 2016

COLUMBUS— State Representatives Bob Cupp (R-Allen County) and John Rogers (D-Mentor-on-the-Lake), today announced the Senate passage of their bill - House Bill 436 - which addresses an inconsistency in state law with regard to OVI license suspension and offender vehicle mobilization. 

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Thu, Dec 8, 2016

COLUMBUS—“Veterans Day provides a special opportunity to recognize those individuals who have served our nation honorably as members of the armed forces,” State Representative Bob Cupp said. “We thank them for their service in protecting our nation and, as a consequence, preserving our country’s most fundamental principles of liberty, opportunity for all, and recognition of the inherent worth of each individual.”

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Thu, Nov 10, 2016
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State Representative Bob Cupp (R-Allen County) has introduced a bill (House Bill 602) to establish what happens to the digital assets-including Facebook, Twitter, DropBox and similar online accounts- when a person dies. In a world where there are over 1 billion users on Facebook, this has become an increasingly important issue in legislatures around the country.

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Thu, Oct 13, 2016
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State Representative Bob Cupp (R-Allen County) was recently selected by the Speaker of the Ohio House to serve on the newly created Unemployment Compensation Reform Joint Committee.

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Fri, Aug 19, 2016