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COLUMBUS—State Representative Derek Merrin (R-Monclova Township) today announced that legislation he sponsored was approved by the Ohio House of Representatives with a 59-39 vote. House Bill 343 adds additional protection to property owners facing valuation complaints from local governments leading to increased property taxes owed and legal costs to litigate the challenges.

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Thu, Mar 22, 2018

State Representative Derek Merrin (R-Monclova Township) today announced that he will be holding district office hours in December. No appointment is necessary for these office hours and everyone is encouraged to participate. 

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Thu, Nov 30, 2017
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State Representative Derek Merrin (R-Monclova Township) announced that the Ohio House and Senate have agreed to incorporate the language of House Bill 116, repealing the sale and use tax on prescription eyeglasses, into Amended Senate Bill 8. The agreement came during Wednesday’s Senate Bill 8 Conference Committee, a process for compromise between the two legislative bodies. Representative Merrin initially introduced House Bill 116 in March with the bill receiving a nearly unanimous vote on the House floor in September.

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Wed, Nov 15, 2017

The Ohio House of Representatives today passed House Bill 214, the Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act, joint-sponsored by Representative Derek Merrin (R-Monclova Township) and Representative Sarah LaTourette (R-Chesterland).

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Fri, Nov 3, 2017
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The Ohio House today passed House Bill 116, sponsored by State Representative Derek Merrin (R-Monclova Township), which eliminates the sales and use tax on eyeglasses, frames and contacts. 

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Wed, Sep 20, 2017

The following op-ed written by Rep. Derek Merrin was printed in the Toledo Blade:

For three decades, the Ohio Department of Health has been leading the fight against lead poisoning. It has made progress, but more must be done.

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Mon, May 22, 2017
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The Ohio House today passed House Bill 101, sponsored by State Representative Derek Merrin (R-Monclova Township), which seeks to make epinephrine auto-injectors more affordable and accessible for Ohioans who rely on the medication to treat a life-threatening allergic reaction.

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Wed, May 10, 2017
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On Tuesday, the Ohio House of Representatives passed Substitute House Bill 49, the state operating budget. Representative Derek Merrin (R-Monclova Township) successfully championed and added seven key amendments to the budget bill.

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Thu, May 4, 2017
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Regarding an amendment he submitted to Substitute House Bill 49, the state operating budget, State Representative Derek Merrin (R-Monclova Township) released the following statement:

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Fri, Apr 28, 2017

Regarding an amendment he submitted to Substitute House Bill 49, the state operating budget, State Representative Derek Merrin (R-Monclova Township) released the following statement:

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Fri, Apr 28, 2017