COLUMBUS – State Representative Bob Young (R-Green) and Darrell Kick (R- Loudonville) announced today that House Bill 321 passed out of the Ohio House by a vote of 85-4.
The goal of this legislation is to make necessary updates to the licensing process for becoming an auctioneer in Ohio. Current law is outdated and in need of modernization.
“I am proud to have carried House Bill 321, a simple yet effective piece of legislation that will help to update the outdated process of becoming a licensed auctioneer in Ohio,” said Kick.
Currently, to become an auctioneer in Ohio you must complete the apprenticeship requirements required under law. House Bill 321 will remove those apprenticeship requirements and includes provisions that all auctioneers must complete an eight-hour training course every two years coinciding with their license renewal.
“As an auctioneer myself it is encouraging to see the Ohio House Agriculture and Conservation committee recognize the need for this simple yet effective bill that will provide necessary and common-sense improvements to the process of becoming a licensed auctioneer in Ohio,” added Young. “I am pleased to see this bill pass on the house floor and look forward to it becoming law.”
House Bill 321 will now go to the Senate for concurrence and soon after will head to the Governor for his signature.