State Representatives Andy Brenner (R- Powell) and Margaret Ann Ruhl (R-Mount Vernon) applauded the Ohio House’s passage of House Bill 11, legislation that seeks to add a judgeship to the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas, which currently has two judges. The new judge would be elected in 2016 and would serve as the judge of the domestic relations division.
This new division will hear cases that involve divorce, dissolution, separation, annulment cases, questions of paternity custody, visitation, and child support.
“I am very grateful that we were able to pass this bill unanimously,” said Rep. Brenner. “Delaware County has more than doubled its population in the last 25 years, and with a population increase there is a need for additional services from the county, including the need for an additional judgeship focusing on domestic relations.”
“Rep. Brenner and I are very much aware of the need for this judgeship,” said Rep. Ruhl. “We are grateful to the rest of the Ohio House for their support in passing House Bill 11. We hope to move it through the Senate before the legislature’s summer break.”
HB 11 will now head to the Ohio Senate for further consideration.