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Rep. Perales Introduces Legislation to Protect Military Families

COLUMBUS—State Representative Rick Perales (R-Beavercreek) introduced legislation yesterday to exempt military deployment orders from public records requests on public employees.  House Bill 423 is aimed to provide military families with the security, privacy and peace of mind they deserve while their family member serves away from home. The bill includes all armed forces including both Ohio National Guard and reservists.

 
 
State Representative Anne Gonzales
January 6, 2016
Guest Column: Reducing Our Children's Risk for Abusing Drugs

According to the CDC, we are in the height of flu season, meaning many of us will find ourselves running to the local pharmacy to pick up some cold medicine. The most common over-the-counter cough medicines, however, contain an ingredient called dextromethorphan. While low doses of this ingredient are key to helping us fight our cold, some youth have taken up the practice of drinking an entire bottle, which can prove fatal.

 
 
State Representative Mike Henne
January 4, 2016
Guest Column: Staying Safe During the Winter Season

Although we have experienced unseasonably warm weather thus far this season, Ohioans know the snow and ice is inevitably around the corner. As the temperatures begin to drop and the snow starts to fall, it often creates a scenic view throughout our snow-covered neighborhoods. We must bear in mind, however, that the beauty of a snowfall means we must exercise more vigilance while driving.

 
 
State Rep. Rick Perales Presents Resolution Solidifying Wright Brothers' Place in History

DAYTON, Ohio – In honor of National Wright Brothers Day and the 112th anniversary of the Wright brothers taking flight, State Representative Rick Perales last week presented House Concurrent Resolution 8 during the National Aviation Heritage Alliance annual Wright Brothers Day commemoration. House Concurrent Resolution 8 repudiates Connecticut for its claim that the Wright Brothers were not the first to fly a powered, heavier-than-air machine.  Perales presented the resolution to Amanda Wright Lane and Stephen Wright, the great-grandniece and great-grandnephew of the Wright Brothers.

 
 
Lawmakers introduce pair of bills promoting safe public health practices
December 14, 2015
Ohio House Republicans Respond to Attorney General's Planned Parenthood Findings

COLUMBUS—In response to findings issued Friday by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine regarding his investigation into Planned Parenthood, four House Republican lawmakers held a press conference to announce legislation that addresses some of the findings in the report.

 
 
Sub. HB 340 also clarifies provisions in latest state operating budget
December 10, 2015
Legislation Promoting Efficiency in Local Governments Passes Ohio House

During yesterday’s voting session, the Ohio House of Representatives concurred on budget-related amendments adopted by the Senate to Substitute House Bill 340.

 
 
House Passes Legislation Allowing First Responders to Provide Emergency Care to Injured Pets

COLUMBUS—The Ohio House of Representatives today passed House Bill 187, which 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.

 
 
Legislation Allowing Creation of Family Trust Companies Clears Ohio House

COLUMBUS—The Ohio House of Representatives today passed legislation that would give Ohio families more freedom and flexibility over their financial decisions.

 
 
Ohio House Honors Brutus Buckeye

COLUMBUS—The Ohio House of Representatives today honored Brutus Buckeye during the Ohio House session in celebration of his 50th anniversary as mascot of The Ohio State University. Brutus was presented with a resolution that was sponsored by Representative Niraj Antani (R-Miami Township) and Representative Michael Stinziano (D-Columbus).

 
 
Members introduce legislation addressing truancy in schools
December 9, 2015
Ohio House of Representatives Take Lead on Truancy Issue in Ohio

COLUMBUS—State Representatives Jeff Rezabek (R-Clayton) and Bill Hayes (R-Harrison Township) today took another step in improving the education system in Ohio by introducing legislation reforming truancy law in the state.