COLUMBUS—State Representative Scott Wiggam (R-Wooster) today announced that Governor John Kasich has signed House Bill 115, establishing a voluntary program through the Ohio Department of Public Safety (DPS) to help facilitate effective communication between law enforcement and individuals with communication disabilities, such as autism, deafness, and PTSD.
State Representative Scott Wiggam (R-Wooster) today announced his co-sponsorship and passage of legislation that creates a 10 million dollar “School Safety Training Grant." These dollars are flexible and can be used, but are not limited to: School Resource Officer training, any type of active shooter training, and training for school staff in order to better identify and assist students with mental health issues. House Bill 318 also establishes qualifications and training requirements for school resource officers (SROs). The bill also permits SROs to provide a specified range of services to the schools they serve.
COLUMBUS—State Representative Scott Wiggam (R-Wooster) announced that the Ohio House has passed legislation encouraging private sector investments into the state’s high-speed internet infrastructure.
COLUMBUS—State Representative Scott Wiggam (R-Wooster) today announced that he will be holding individual office hours on Friday, January 26, 2018. All constituents of the 1st Ohio House District are welcome to attend, and no appointment is necessary.
State Representative Scott Wiggam (R-Wooster) today announced that he has introduced legislation aimed at combating the widespread drug epidemic that has impacted the state. The Drug Trafficking Deterrence Act increases criminal sentences for convicted drug traffickers to support Ohio’s law enforcement personnel and to protect Ohio families and communities.
State Representative Scott Wiggam (R-Wooster) today announced the passage of the “Protect Local Treasuries Act,” which seeks to update the mandatory process by which local governments purchase bonds to protect against unfaithful acts of public officials.
The Ohio House today voted in favor of the “POW/MIA Remembrance Act” which would expand the use of the POW/MIA military flag at certain state buildings. The legislation would require that the flag, used to honor military individuals who are prisoners of war or missing in action, be flown at state operated buildings on Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, National POW/MIA Recognition Day and Veterans’ Day.
The Ohio House today approved legislation jointly sponsored by State Representatives Mark Romanchuk (R-Ontario) and Scott Wiggam (R-Wooster) designating February 3rd as “Charles Follis Day” in honor of the first African American professional football player.
Shortly after I was elected to serve Wayne County as the state representative, a local mom called my office to share her passionate concern with me. Her son was diagnosed with autism at an early age, and was preparing to graduate from high school. Now, just as any parent, this mother became anxious due to her son recently receiving his driver’s license. I personally remember the pit in my stomach when my children pulled out of our driveway as they sat behind the wheel.
The Ohio House of Representatives today passed legislation that more clearly defines the requirements placed on concealed handgun licensees (CHL) and active duty military members when they are pulled over by law enforcement during a traffic stop.