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Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) today released a statement regarding the announcement that State Rep. Barbara Sears (R-Monclova Twp.) will resign from her seat in the Ohio House to serve as Assistant Director of the Governor’s Office of Health Transformation.

 
 
Grants will help fund public safety projects in local communities
June 7, 2016
Rep. Anielski Congratulates Six Local Municipalities for Earning Safety Capital Grant

State Representative Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills) today congratulated the Cities of Independence, Brecksville, Lyndhurst, Mayfield Village, Highland Heights and Gates Mills for being named recipients of the Local Government Safety Capital Grant funds.

 
 
$1 million appropriation will work to preserve historic buildings on factory site
June 7, 2016
State Funds Planned for Wright Brothers' Factory Project

The Ohio General Assembly has approved $1 million in funding to save the Wright brothers’ factory for a national park site, Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger announced today.

 
 
House Representative Roegner Partners with Local Libraries to Promote the Importance of Reading

State Representative Kristina Roegner (R-Hudson) is partnering with local libraries to help promote her “Legislator for a Day” reading program.  To participate in the program, children in grades 1st through 6th may stop by any participating library starting Monday, June 6, 2015, to pick up a bookmark that can be used to document five books they have read. 

 
 
Governor Kasich Signs Legislation Allowing First Responders to Provide Emergency Care to Injured Pets

State Representative Tim Ginter (R-Salem) today applauded Governor Kasich’s approval of House Bill 187, legislation that permits Ohio’s first responders to provide certain medical services to an injured dog or cat at the scene of an emergency, prior to transferring the animal to a veterinary care facility.

 
 
Program allows disabled Ohioans to create tax-advantaged savings accounts
June 1, 2016
Reps. Dever, Conditt Join Treasurer Mandel to Announce Launch of STABLE Accounts

COLUMBUS—State Representatives Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira) and Margy Conditt (R-Liberty Township) today joined with Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel to highlight the official launch of STABLE accounts in Ohio. The savings plan, which is the first of its kind in the country, enables individuals with disabilities the option to save and invest.

 
 
House Bill 116 would provide for partial drug prescription refills, expand "med sync" in Ohio
June 1, 2016
State Rep. Ginter Applauds Governor Kasich's Signing of Legislation to Simplify Prescription Process

State Representative Tim Ginter (R-Salem) today applauded Governor Kasich’s signing of House Bill 116, legislation he sponsored. The bill will allow partial drug prescription refills for the purpose of synchronizing multiple prescriptions for one patient.

 
 

During this week’s voting sessions, the Ohio House of Representatives passed four pieces of legislation sponsored by Rep. Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira), which now await consideration by Governor John Kasich.
 

 
 
Legislation shields addresses of victims from public records
May 27, 2016

State Representative Mike Duffey (R-Worthington) announced passage of House Bill 359, legislation he sponsored with Rep. Anne Gonzales (R-Westerville), which establishes for the first time in Ohio an Address Confidentiality Program for stalking and domestic violence victims.

 
 
Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Passes Ohio House

The Ohio House of Representatives yesterday passed legislation that reins in the use of civil asset forfeiture, a judicial process by which the government can take a person’s property based on the allegation of its involvement in a crime without ever charging the individual with a crime.