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COLUMBUS – A plan to replace the EdChoice voucher program and lay the foundation for an overhaul of Ohio’s school report card and testing system has been approved by the Ohio House of Representatives.

 
 

COLUMBUS—The Association of Ohio Health Commissioners today provided proponent testimony in support of House Bill 338, State Representative Dave Greenspan’s (R-Westlake) legislation which creates a due process protocol to address mental health and deadly weapons. Franklin County Public Health Commissioner Joe Mazzola, who also serves as the Association’s President-elect, submitted a statement on their behalf.

 
 
This bill will allow greater access to proper oral health care
November 6, 2019

COLUMBUS—State Representative Scott Lipps (R-Franklin) today applauded the unanimous passage of his legislation, House Bill 203. This legislation will make the services provided by Mobile Dental Facilities (MDF’s) more effective in order to allow greater access to proper oral health care. Dental care is the number one unmet health care need in Ohio. These MDF’s provide access to uninsured and underinsured Ohio families and children.

 
 

COLUMBUS – Surprise medical bills – those unexpected charges that can cost patients hundreds or even thousands of dollars – would become a thing of the past under legislation being proposed in the Ohio House of Representatives.

 
 

COLUMBUS— State Representatives Jena Powell (R-Arcanum) and Derek Merrin (R-Monclova Township) today announced the Ohio House passage of House Bill 197, the "Tax Code Streamlining and Correction Act." HB 197 makes over 100 changes updating laws governing taxation. The legislation makes our tax code accurate and clear by fixing errors.

 
 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Steve Hambley (R-Brunswick) today announced the Ohio House passage of House Bill 24, legislation that updates the Ohio Revised Code relating to humane societies and their agents.

 
 

COLUMBUS – The Ohio House of Representatives has approved State Representative Derek Merrin’s legislation to make local property tax ballot issues simpler and easier to understand.

 
 
Rep. Carfagna Announces Passage of Bill Supporting Accountability for Ohio Daycares

COLUMBUS – State Representative Rick Carfagna (R-Genoa Twp.) today announced the Ohio House’s passage of legislation he sponsored, House Bill 65, or “Chase’s Law.” This bill will require any childcare providers licensed by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) to notify parents if ODJFS determines that the provider allowed serious risk to a child’s safety.

 
 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Jim Hoops (R-Napoleon) announced today the House passage of House Bill 295, legislation that cleans up outdated and conflicting state vehicle code definitions to make it clear that Low-Speed Electric Scooters are permitted on the road. HB 295 gives riders of Low-Speed Electric Scooters similar rights and responsibilities as cyclists.

 
 

Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) issued the following statement today in response to news that backers of a referendum on House Bill 6 have failed to garner sufficient support to place the issue on the ballot: