COLUMBUS—State Representative Dave Greenspan (R-Westlake) today announced that House Bill 46 has passed the Ohio House of Representatives. This legislation requires the Ohio Treasurer of State to create and maintain the Ohio State Government Expenditure Database, known colloquially as the “Ohio Checkbook,” in order to improve government transparency and accessibility for Ohioans.
“Making government more accessible and transparent for Ohioans and my constituents was a goal of mine when I first started on Cuyahoga County Council,” Greenspan said. “I am excited to see this legislation pass out of the Ohio House.”
House Bill 46 passed the House unanimously by a vote of 90-0. The bill now goes to the Ohio Senate where it awaits its formal introduction in that chamber and referral to a Senate committee.