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House Votes to Send State Budget to Conference Committee

Today, following the passage of Am. Sub. House Bill 64 through the Senate, the Ohio House voted to reject Senate amendments and to send the state operating budget to conference committee. Speaker Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) released a statement.

Bill would boost local businesses, increase competition
June 17, 2015
Ohio House Passes Legislation to Exempt Metal Bullion and Collectable Coins from Sales and Use Tax

The Ohio House of Representatives today passed House Bill 26, sponsored by State Representatives Christina Hagan (R-Alliance) and Ron Maag (R-Lebanon). HB 26 seeks to exempt from sales and use taxes the sale or use of investment metal bullion and collectable coins.

Legislation eliminates cap on training hours
June 17, 2015
Ohio House Passes Legislation to Improve Training Requirements for Peace Officers

The Ohio House of Representatives today passed legislation that addresses training requirements for peace officers in Ohio. Stemming from the Attorney General’s Advisory Group on Law Enforcement Training report, the bill works to improve the training process for law enforcement individuals.  

Ohio House Agriculture Committee Receives Status Update

The Ohio House of Representatives Agriculture and Rural Development Committee received a status update today from State Veterinarian Dr. Tony Forshey and Executive Vice President Jim Chakeres of the Ohio Poultry Association regarding Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI or avian flu), an extremely contagious virus that primarily affects domestic poultry and is believed to be spread by wild, migrating waterfowl.

Reps. Huffman, Grossman Discuss Upcoming Legislation to Upgrade Statewide Trauma System

State Representatives Cheryl Grossman (R-Grove City) and Stephen Huffman (R-Tipp City) discussed upcoming legislation they will introduce to upgrade Ohio’s statewide trauma system through the creation of the Ohio Trauma Board.

Ohio House Members Present Mid-Ohio Foodbank with Operation Feed Donations

State Representatives Robert McColley (R-Napoleon) and Cheryl Grossman (R-Grove City) and former State Representative Lynn Wachtmann yesterday presented the Mid-Ohio Foodbank with donations that the Ohio House of Representatives raised during the Operation Feed campaign.

Ohio House Passes Bill to Encourage Women Entrepreneurs

The Ohio House of Representatives has passed House Bill 103, legislation that works to connect policymakers and entrepreneurs with the goal of highlighting and assisting Ohio women and their business endeavors.

Ohio House Passes Bill to Protect the Freedom to Display American Flags

The Ohio House of Representatives today passed House Bill 18 with bipartisan support, sponsored by State Representatives Tim Ginter (R-Salem) and Anne Gonzales (R-Westerville).  HB 18 prohibits landlords from restricting the display of American flags, service flags and the National League of Families POW/MIA flag.

Legislation works to protect Ohio dentists and their patients from increased dental fees
June 10, 2015
State Rep. DeVitis Applauds Passage of Dental Fee Schedule Bill

Today, the Ohio House of Representatives passed legislation banning the practice by dental insurers of setting fee schedules for dentists for services not covered by the patient’s respective dental insurance company.

State Rep. Al Landis Welcomes Allstate "Ride for Awareness" Rider Nate Hudson to the Statehouse

State Representative Al Landis (R-Dover) yesterday welcomed Allstate “Ride for Awareness” rider Nate Hudson to the Ohio Statehouse to discuss the role motorists play in protecting motorcycle riders.