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Judy's Law inspired by woman set on fire by ex-boyfriend
May 24, 2017
Ohio House Passes Bill Strengthening Assault Penalties

The Ohio House today passed House Bill 63, also known as “Judy’s Law,” which strengthens the penalties for perpetrators of felonious assault if an accelerant is used in committing the offense.

 
 
Local Veteran Speaks in Support of Ginter Legislation

COLUMBUS—State Representative Tim Ginter (R-Salem) today welcomed U.S. Navy veteran Robert Bertschy from East Liverpool to speak in the Ohio House Ways and Means Committee about House Bill 24, legislation that modifies tax exemption laws to allow certain veterans’ organizations to be exempt from federal taxation and to exclude property that is not used primarily for meeting, administration and the provision of programs to past and present members of the United States Armed Forces.

 
 
Tour highlights efforts to combat drug epidemic
May 22, 2017
Representative Carfagna Tours BCI Headquarters

State Representative Rick Carfagna (R-Genoa Township) today toured Ohio’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) facility in London to learn more about its investigative work on the state level and how those efforts are making a difference in the fight against the opioid epidemic.

 
 
Ohio House Stiffens Penalties for Assault or Murder of First Responders, Military Members

State Representative Dave Greenspan (R-Westlake) today announced that the Ohio House of Representatives has passed legislation that would increase penalties against an offender who feloniously assaults or murders a first responder or member of the military with targeted intent.

 
 
House Bill 101 allows low-cost alternatives to costly EpiPen
May 10, 2017
Ohio House Passes the "Epinephrine Accessibility Act"

The Ohio House today passed House Bill 101, sponsored by State Representative Derek Merrin (R-Monclova Township), which seeks to make epinephrine auto-injectors more affordable and accessible for Ohioans who rely on the medication to treat a life-threatening allergic reaction.

 
 

It is no secret that continually advancing technology is changing the way we live our everyday lives. As a state representative, I think it is important that government seek ways to use technology and other resources to help make the lives of Ohioans easier.

 
 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Mark Romanchuk (R-Ontario) applauded Springmill STEM Elementary School for its recent STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) designation, effective next school year. Springmill is part of the Mansfield City School District and the first in Richland County to receive this designation.

 
 
Fiscally sound budget bill prioritizes drug epidemic, schools
May 2, 2017
Ohio House Passes Balanced Budget Plan

The Ohio House of Representatives today passed House Bill 49, the state operating budget. The bill addresses some of Ohio’s most pressing issues, including more than $170 million in funding towards combating Ohio’s opioid epidemic and providing additional resources to schools.

 
 
Rep. Anielski Applauds Passage of Bill to Raise Awareness for Teen Dating Violence

State Representative and Chair of the House State and Local Government Committee Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills) today announced that the Ohio House passed House Bill 94, legislation that would make February “Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.” 

 
 
House budget plan includes changes to CAUV formula calculation
April 26, 2017

COLUMBUS—State Representative Brian Hill (R-Zanesville) announced that the Ohio House plans to update the Current Agricultural Use Valuation (CAUV) formula used to calculate the property taxes of farmland in Ohio.