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House Committees Pass Township Omnibus Legislation, Bill to Establish Process to Update Training Subjects for EMS Personnel

COLUMBUS—The House State and local Government Committee yesterday passed House Bill 315, the Township Omnibus Bill, announced bill sponsor, State Rep. Thomas Hall (R- Madison Twp.). 

 
 
House Committee Passes Bill to Require Employer Use of E-Verify Program

COLUMBUS – The House Commerce and Labor Committee today passed House Bill 327, legislation that supports Ohio workers by ensuring newly hired employees are legally eligible for employment in the United States, announced bill sponsor, State Rep. D.J. Swearingen (R-Huron). 

 
 
Oelslager Provides Legislative Update from Ohio House

COLUMBUS—Speaker Pro Tempore Scott Oelslager (R-North Canton) is pleased to announce the recent passage of multiple important pieces of legislation. 

 
 
Creech Introduces Athlete Safety Bill to Require Natural Grass Playing Fields

COLUMBUS—State Rep. Rodney Creech (R-West Alexandria) this week introduced legislation to protect professional athletes by requiring professional sports stadiums to use natural grass fields. 

 
 
Gross Selected as Champion for Fairfield Prevention Coalition

COLUMBUS—State Rep. Jennifer Gross (R-West Chester) was recently selected by the Fairfield Prevention Coalition to be the Champion for the Fairfield Community and Fairfield Youth Coalitions. The Coalition cited Gross’s dedication to positive outcomes for Ohio’s youth, specifically in Fairfield City and Township.

 
 

COLUMBUS – The House Finance Committee began hearings on House Bill 434, legislation to establish the Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment Accelerator Pilot Program, announced bill sponsor, State Rep. Mike Loychik (R-Bazetta).

 
 
Ray Introduces Legislation to Support Foster, Kinship Caregivers

COLUMBUS—State Rep. Sharon Ray (R-Wadsworth) today introduced legislation to support foster and kinship caregivers by providing publicly funded childcare. Ray is sponsoring the bill alongside State Rep. Andrea White (R-Kettering).

 
 

COLUMBUS—State Rep. Sarah Fowler Arthur (R-Ashtabula) is pleased to announce that more than $5 million will be directed towards four transformative economic development projects in Ashtabula County through the Appalachian Community Grant Program.

 
 
Penultimate hurdle cleared to allow for the recreational sale of Cannabis to Ohioans
May 13, 2024
JCARR Completes Review of Cannabis Duel-Use Licensure Rules

COLUMBUS – The Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR) today completed its review of the Division of Cannabis Control’s duel-use licensure rules, announced JCARR Co-Chair State Rep. Jamie Callender (R-Concord). 

 
 
Ohio House Passes Bill to Set Statewide Standards for Real Estate Representation Agreements

COLUMBUS—The Ohio House of Representatives yesterday passed House Bill 466, legislation to establish minimum standards for written real estate representation agreements between a real estate brokerage and its clients, announced bill sponsor, State Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-Loveland).