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HB 285 extends pharmacists' ability to refill prescriptions
May 24, 2016
Ohio House Passes Legislation to Make Refilling Prescriptions Easier

Today House Bill 285, which allows pharmacists to dispense additional refills to patients, unanimously passed the Ohio House. State Representative Robert Sprague (R-Findlay) sponsored this bill in an effort to cut costs for pharmacies, patients, and healthcare providers.

Rep. Kunze Leads on Bill Strengthening Penalties for Strangulation in Domestic Violence Situations

Today, the Ohio House of Representatives passed a bill jointly sponsored by State Representative Stephanie Kunze (R-Hilliard) that increases penalties for strangulation in domestic violence situations.

Bill increases efficiency in wealth, property transfers
May 18, 2016
Bill Updating Probate and Estate Laws Passes Ohio House

The Ohio House of Representatives today passed legislation that makes incremental updates to various provisions of Ohio’s probate and estate statutes. Developed in close consultation with the Ohio State Bar Association, the bill contains updates on twelve subjects in state law aimed at ensuring that wealth and property can be transferred from generation to generation efficiently and expediently.

House Passes 'DataOhio' Bill, HB 130 (Duffey, Hagan)

By a unanimous vote of 90-0, the Ohio House of Representatives today passed House Bill 130, also known as DataOhio, legislation sponsored by State Representatives Mike Duffey (R-Worthington) and Christina Hagan (R-Alliance).  A nearly identical bill passed the Ohio House last session by a unanimous vote of 92-0, but did not have time to pass the Ohio Senate during ‘lame duck’ session.

Legislation brings awareness to rare birth defect
May 18, 2016
House Votes to Designate a "Omphalocele Awareness Day"

Today, State Representatives Louis Terhar (R-Cincinnati) and Terry Johnson (R-McDermott) applauded the passage of House Bill 490 by the Ohio House, legislation designating January 31st as Omphalocele Awareness Day.

Legislation Creating State Bond Bank Clears Ohio House

State Representative Jeff McClain (R-Upper Sandusky) today announced the passage of House Bill 435, legislation he sponsored creating a state bond bank, which would be able to issue loans to local governments.

HB 63 addresses online "re-homing" for adopted children
May 18, 2016
Legislation Preventing Child Trafficking Passes Ohio House

House Bill 63 was passed by the Ohio House today, which expands the crime of endangering children to prohibit a person from selling or transferring, or attempting to sell or transfer, a child for any value.

HB 388 increases the use of in-car breathalyzers for OVI offenses
May 18, 2016
Legislation to Reduce Repeat OVIs Passes Ohio House

The Ohio House today passed House Bill 388, which allows judges to grant the use of ignition interlock for individuals on their first OVI offense. This legislation, sponsored by State Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville), is also known as “Annie’s Law,” named after Scherer’s constituent, Annie Rooney, who at age 36 lost her life to a drunk driver in 2013.

Legislation Urging Support for H.C.R 28 Passes the Ohio House

State Representative Doug Green (R-Mt. Orab) today announced that the Ohio House of Representatives passed House Concurrent Resolution 28, legislation urging the United States Congress to pass, and the President to sign into law, the Toxic Exposure Research Act of 2015.

Ohio House Passes Legislation Protecting Military Families

The Ohio House of Representatives today passed legislation sponsored by State Representative Rick Perales (R-Beavercreek) that would exempt military deployment orders from being a public record. The intention of the bill is to provide military families with the security, privacy and peace of mind they deserve while their family member serves away from home.