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Rep. Brown's Bill to Save Taxpayer Money, Streamline County Processes Passes Committee Unanimously

May 7, 2024
Richard D. Brown News

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Richard D. Brown (D-Canal Winchester) today announced that House Bill (HB) 390, his bipartisan bill with joint-sponsor Rep. D.J. Swearingen (R-Huron), unanimously passed the House Civil Justice Committee. HB 390 will revise existing Ohio law regarding the notice of excess funds to a taxpayer after property foreclosure.

“These changes will ultimately allow us to help save taxpayer money, streamline the process for our elected officials, and, in turn, give Ohioans a better opportunity to receive the excess funds in which they are entitled to,” said Rep. Brown. 

HB 390 will:

  • Increase the amount required to “trigger” a notice from $100 to $500;
  • Eliminate the requirement that the Clerk of Courts mail a notice to a judgment debtor whose address is unknown;
  • Update the current process of public notification;

HB 390 will now head to the House Floor.