COLUMBUS - The Ohio House of Representatives had its last voting session before summer break, announced State Representative Scott Oelslager (R-North Canton).
“It was a very busy winter and spring where the House addressed major issues. I’m proud of all my colleagues and I have accomplished,” said Oelslager. “This last voting session we passed issues that are important to Ohioans and initiatives that will directly benefit their families. It was a high note to end on.”
With summer approaching, the House took action and passed and concurred on 32 pieces of legislation. Oelslager highlighted the following bills:
- Senate Bill 160, to enact the Veteran Information Act, which would require certain entities to inform veterans and their spouses about available health care benefits, to require the Department of Medicaid to inform a veteran who applies for Medicaid about the county veterans service commission.
- Senate Bill 225, to temporarily modify the historic rehabilitation and the opportunity zone investment tax credits and make other tax credit changes.
- Senate Bill 231, to expressly authorize the issuance of an income tax refund in the name of a deceased taxpayer's fiduciary.
- Senate Bill 264, to regulate remote work under the Residential Mortgage Lending Act and the Consumer Installment Loan Act.
- Senate Bill 287, to allow county credit card charges for temporary and necessary assistance care provided by a county veteran’s service office.
- House Bill 492, to require school athletic coaches to complete mental health training and to revise the renewal requirements for pupil-activity program permits.
- House Bill 497, to eliminate retention under the Third Grade Reading Guarantee.
The Senate bills are now headed to the Governor’s desk to be signed into law. H.B. 492 and H.B. 497 are headed to the Senate for further consideration.
Further consideration of legislation will begin in the fall.