I recently introduced House Bill 8 in the Ohio House of Representatives in order to start the conversation on school safety at the state level and ensure that schools like those in my district have the ability to keep students as safe as possible. What’s important to note is that there is not one clear-cut solution on this issue that we can apply across the board. Not only do our schools differ, but the communities, law enforcement, and available resources they have vary widely across the state.
House Bill 5 is currently being considered in the Ohio House of Representatives that would simplify the state’s tax system and lower compliance costs on local businesses.
Ohio House Speaker William G. Batchelder (R-Medina) today spoke at the Ohio Vietnam Veterans Commemoration closing ceremony located at the Ohio Statehouse. Various speakers, along with Batchelder, helped to conclude a week of events that recognize March 30th as Vietnam Veterans Day in Ohio.
When I think back to where Ohio was when I became the Speaker of the House in January 2011, it is hard for me to believe all the legislation we have enacted and how much progress Ohio has made. Even though our state seems to be headed in the right direction, step-by-step we are continuing to take the path we need to be on, and we will continue to do so in the future.
The Ohio House of Representatives today passed Substitute House Bill 51, the state transportation budget that allocates vital funding to improve Ohio’s infrastructure and economy. The transportation budget provides more than $2.5 billion annually for upgrading Ohio’s road infrastructure and issues bonds that will generate an additional $1.5 billion in funding for road projects over the next six years.
The Ohio House of Representatives today voted to pass Senate Bill 28, which incorporates into Ohio tax law recent changes to federal tax law that took effect since December 20, 2012.
The Ohio House of Representatives passed Senate Concurrent Resolution 2, which designates March 2013 as Reshoring Month in Ohio.
State Representative John Adams (R-Sidney) applauded the passage of House Concurrent Resolution 9 through the Ohio House of Representatives. The bill urges the United States Department of State to approve the permit application necessary to allow construction and operation of the TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline that runs between the U.S and Canada.
The Ohio House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 10, legislation that clarifies laws pertaining to the state’s elections and polling places. Following the passage of the bill, Speaker of the Ohio House William G. Batchelder (R-Medina) released this statement.
Following the passage of Amended Senate Bill 47 from the Ohio House of Representatives, House Speaker William G. Batchelder (R-Medina) released this statement.