COLUMBUS – State Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) today issued a statement in honor of “Ohio Military Family Month,” which recognizes the unique sacrifices of Ohio’s military families.
“Ohio Military Family Month is all about recognizing the sacrifices that many families have had to make in support of their sons and daughters in the military. I have had the honor of working with many Gold Star families on House Bill 406, which would designate and display the Honor and Remember Flag. This flag serves as a symbol of Ohio’s concern and commitment to honoring and remembering the lives of all fallen service members and their families. This month, and every month, we are thankful for their honorable service to this country,” said Rep. Miller.
Since the beginning of the 133rd General Assembly, House Democrats have passed a number of bills to support military families, including:
- House Bill (HB) 133 (Weinstein): To grant licensing reciprocity for active duty military families. HB 133 was consolidated into Senate Bill (SB) 7, and was subsequently signed into law in Jan. 2020.
- HB 18 (Crawley): To exempt veteran’s disability severance payments from the state income tax. HB 18 was signed into law in Feb. 2020.
- HB 287 (Russo): To allow reciprocity for Medicaid home and community-based service waivers for the family members of active-duty military when families move to Ohio for military assignment. HB 287 was signed into law in June 2020.