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Cross has 7th Bill Signed into Law

June 27, 2022
Jon Cross News

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COLUMBUS – State Representative Jon Cross (R-Kenton) has been working diligently for the people of the 83rd House District by focusing his legislative efforts on education, workforce and economic development, transportation, healthcare and business policies.  His aggressive legislative agenda to keep Ohio safer, stronger and open for business now includes having his seventh bill signed into law by Governor DeWine.  

House Bill 430, recently signed into law this past Friday, will help improve public safety and communication between a utility company and developers by creating requirements for developers when constructing public improvements near an interstate transmission pipeline.

Along with the new safety standards, the legislation will also designate April as Ohio Work Zone Safety Awareness Month to further highlight the need for safety in work zones.

“It’s important to be accountable to my constituency and proud to deliver results to better my district and the state of Ohio,” Cross added. “I have worked hard to pass common sense legislation to create a better environment for job creators, to improve the cost of doing business in Ohio and to keep Ohio open for business no matter what disaster happens. I look forward to championing additional legislation to keep making Ohio the best state in the country to live, learn, work and prosper!”

Including House Bill 430, Cross has seven of his fifteen sponsored bills signed into law during the current 134th General Assembly.  The other enrolled bills include:

  • House Bill 82: permit parents or guardians of a high school student to opt a student out of taking a nationally standardized college admission exam and reforming the student report card.
  • House Bill 97: (passed in the transportation budget) makes improved changes and lower rates for multi-year and permanent registration options for commercial trailers and semitrailers.
  • House Bill 106: designated January as Radon Awareness Month in Ohio.
  • House Bill 174: (passed in the state operating budget) authorizes a full or partial income tax deduction for capital gains received by investors in certain Ohio-based venture capital operating companies.
  • House Bill 188: prohibits insurers from discriminating against living organ donors.
  • House Bill 215: enacts the Business Fairness Act, which allows businesses to remain open during widespread presence of a disease as long as they observe safety requirements.

Cross had five bills signed into law during his first term of the 133rd General Assembly.