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The Ohio House of Representatives passed legislation introduced by State Rep. Derek Merrin (R-Monclova) focusing on requiring local governments providing notice to residents before a challenge can be filed to change their property value resulting in a tax increase. Also, the legislation requires a legislative body to officially vote to approve a resolution authorizing the complaint.

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Thu, Dec 12, 2019

COLUMBUS— State Representatives Jena Powell (R-Arcanum) and Derek Merrin (R-Monclova Township) today announced the Ohio House passage of House Bill 197, the "Tax Code Streamlining and Correction Act." HB 197 makes over 100 changes updating laws governing taxation. The legislation makes our tax code accurate and clear by fixing errors.

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Wed, Oct 30, 2019

COLUMBUS – The Ohio House of Representatives has approved State Representative Derek Merrin’s legislation to make local property tax ballot issues simpler and easier to understand.

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Thu, Oct 24, 2019

COLUMBUS – State Representative Derek Merrin (R- Monclova Township) has been named Chairman of the Ohio House Ways and Means Committee, the chief tax policy committee in the Ohio House.

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Thu, Oct 3, 2019

COLUMBUS – State Representative Derek Merrin (R- Monclova Township) today announced prescription eyewear can be purchased tax free effective July 1st. Representative Merrin authored House Bill 116 from last General Assembly repealing the sales tax, and the language was amended into a budget correction bill.

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Mon, Jul 1, 2019

COLUMBUS—State Representative Derek Merrin (R-Monclova Twp.) today announced the passage of legislation he sponsored by the Ohio House of Representatives. House Bill 66 broadens the definition of “economic loss” in criminal theft cases, and provides judges with the opportunity to include accounting and auditing costs incurred by the victim when determining restitution.

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Thu, Apr 11, 2019

COLUMBUS – Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) appointed Representative Derek Merrin (R-Monclova Township) to the Ohio Retirement Study Council.

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Mon, Mar 4, 2019

COLUMBUS—State Derek Merrin’s (R-Monclova Township) House Bill 101, the Epinephrine Accessibility Act, which seeks to make epinephrine auto-injectors more affordable and accessible for Ohioans who rely on the medication to treat life-threatening allergic reactions, was signed into law by Governor Kasich yesterday. 

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Tue, Jan 8, 2019

COLUMBUS—The Ohio House passed State Representative Derek Merrin’s (R-Monclova Township) legislation setting new standards for ballot language to describe tax levies and bond issues on a ballot. House Bill 342 gives voters a better understanding of how much a tax levy will actually cost a taxpayer.

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Thu, Jun 21, 2018

COLUMBUS—State Representative Derek Merrin (R-Monclova Twp.) today announced the passage of legislation he sponsored by the Ohio House of Representatives. Substitute House Bill 391 broadens the definition of “economic loss” in criminal theft cases, and provides judges with the opportunity to include accounting and auditing costs incurred by the victim when determining restitution.

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Thu, Jun 7, 2018