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House Bill 423 Passes Ohio House

May 25, 2022
Bob Young News

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COLUMBUS – State Representative Bob Young (R-Green) is pleased to announce that House Bill 423, legislation Joint-Sponsored with State Representative Bill Roemer (R-Richfield) has passed out of the Ohio House. 

“House Bill 423 is legislation that hits home for those from the Akron area, the All-American Soap Box Derby is a wonderful event in our community that gives so many the opportunity to compete and socialize while leaving a significant economic, social, and educational impact on generations of people at home and abroad,” said Young. 

This bill will designate the Derby as the official gravity-racing program of the State of Ohio. Since 1934, Ohio has proudly hosted the event that leaves a positive impact on so many. Competitors and spectators alike from across the country and world attend the derby, which provides an economic boost for those in the community. 

The All-American Soap Box Derby is a nonprofit organization, which helps provide kids with recreational and educational opportunities through soapbox derby racing.

The Legislation will now head to the Ohio Senate for further consideration. To see some of the highlights from past events click here.