COLUMBUS – The Ohio House of Representatives yesterday passed the Ohio Homeowners Relief Act, House Bill 187, announced bill sponsor, State Rep. Thomas Hall (R-Madison Twp.).
The Ohio Homeowners Relief Act, a direct legislative response to increases in property taxes, will modify the procedures used by the Tax Commissioner to conduct property tax sales assessment ratio studies. Specifically, the bill will require the Commissioner to work alongside local elected officials and weigh the past three years of a county’s property values in order to determine property tax, instead of just one.
“This common-sense bill will protect vulnerable Ohioans and provide peace of mind to those who have concerns about paying for necessities, such as groceries, as a result of property tax increases,” said Hall during his floor speech. “Let’s keep Ohioans in their homes and make our state a better place to live.”
The Ohio Homeowners Relief Act now moves to the Ohio Senate for consideration.
Another piece of legislation sponsored by Hall, House Bill 74, also passed the Ohio House of Representatives. The bill will allow the legislature to become a more active participant in making sure Ohio’s technology infrastructure is best set up to serve all Ohioans, while simultaneously increasing accountability and saving taxpayer dollars.