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State Rep. David Leland (D-Columbus) today called on the governor and the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) nominating council to return bipartisanship to the utilities oversight commission by filling an upcoming vacancy with a Democratic commissioner.

The PUCO nominating council is accepting applications for the commission seat Chairman Andre Porter vacates today.

“Bipartisanship is vital to good government – it ensures we have checks and balances so that decisions are measured and fair,” Leland said. “With an agency like the PUCO, which makes multi-billion dollar decisions affecting millions of Ohioans, bipartisanship is absolutely essential.”

Without Porter, a Republican, the commission is comprised of two Republicans and two independents. Leland’s legislation, House Bill 122, would require that both major political parties be represented on the PUCO.

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Fri, May 20, 2016

State Reps. David Leland (D-Columbus) and Robert Sprague (R-Findlay) today announced new legislation to create an income tax check-off for the Ohio Cancer Incidence Surveillance System (OCISS), the Ohio Department of Health program charged with collecting, analyzing and reporting cases of cancer across the Buckeye State.

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Mon, May 16, 2016

State Rep. David Leland (D-Columbus) today announced the Ohio Legislative Service Commission is accepting applications for its 13-month Legislative and Telecommunications Fellowship Program. The Commission will hire 24 fellows to work with members of the Ohio General Assembly during 2017.

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Mon, Feb 8, 2016

State Reps. David Leland (D-Columbus) and Michael Stinziano (D-Columbus) will provide sponsor testimony for House Bill (HB) 304 on Tuesday, November 17 at 10:00 a.m. in the Ohio House Local Government Committee. The legislation will repeal a provision inserted into the most recent state budget that would allow certain residents to significantly alter the buffer zones that help protect public water supplies.     

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Mon, Nov 16, 2015

State Rep. David Leland (D-Columbus) and Rep. Stephanie Kunze (R-Hilliard) will give sponsor testimony in front of the Judiciary Committee this week on House Bill 126, bipartisan legislation to allow law and code enforcement officials to use acts of violence in court cases that are brought against nuisance properties.  

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Mon, Sep 28, 2015

State Rep. David Leland (D-Columbus) today sponsored a resolution with Representatives Howse (D-Cleveland) and Duffey (R-Worthington) to recognize Saturday, September 26, 2015 as Green Apple Day of Service. Green Apple Day of Service is a global volunteer movement focused on improving school environments by making them safer, more cost-efficient, and more engaging for students.  

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Tue, Sep 22, 2015

State Representatives David Leland (D-Columbus) and Michael Stinziano (D-Columbus) today announced plans to introduce legislation to prevent the destruction of natural buffer zones growing around Hoover Reservoir. The legislation will repeal a provision included in the state budget that allows residents to significantly alter those zones.

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Thu, Jul 16, 2015

State Rep. David Leland (D-Columbus) today announced that he will soon introduce legislation to help cities and local law enforcement officials shutter dangerous properties with a history of violence.

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Fri, Jan 30, 2015

"I called this campaign my ‘Back to the Future’ effort to once again serve my community that has been so important to me and my family," said Rep. Leland. “There is much to be done, and I look forward to working with Democrats and Republicans to help make Ohio an even better place to live, work and raise a family."

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Wed, Jan 7, 2015