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For over fifty years, the Ohio General Assembly has sponsored a legislative fellowship program through the Ohio Legislative Service Commission (LSC). The program is a thirteen-month paid fellowship that places twenty to twenty-four college graduates in various positions throughout the state legislature. Many are placed within the Ohio House and Senate, some work for LSC itself, and others are placed with Ohio Government Telecommunications.

Rep. Romanchuk, Senator Obhof Congratulate Stellar Robotics Team at Ohio Statehouse

State Representative Mark Romanchuk (R-Ontario) and State Senator Larry Obhof (R-Medina) welcomed the Stellar Robotics Team from Richland County to the Statehouse yesterday in recognition of winning the FIRST Mahoning Valley Robotics Challenge Championship.

House Passes Bill Raising Monetary Limit in Small Claims Court

The Ohio House of Representatives passed legislation that doubles the monetary cap in small claims courts during today’s session.


The Ohio House of Representatives approved a resolution during today’s session to hold Governor Kasich’s State of the State address in Marietta.

Two former coroners sponsor bill to make system more efficient and responsive
February 24, 2016
Ohio House Passes Legislation Updating County Coroner Laws

State Representatives Steve Huffman (R-Tipp City) and Terry Johnson (R-McDermott) applauded yesterday’s House passage of legislation they joint sponsored that updates county coroner laws in the state of Ohio through the modification of various provisions.

Ohio House Passes Resolution Addressing Federal Guidance for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

State Representative Mark Romanchuk (R-Ontario) today applauded the Ohio House’s passage of legislation he jointly sponsored that urges the federal government to revise its guidance on employment services for individuals with developmental disabilities and ensure their right to participate in facility-based programs.

Pin honors the sacrifice, commitment of Ohio's military children
February 17, 2016
House Bill Recognizing 'BratPin' Clears House Floor

State Representatives Barbara Sears (R-Monclova Township) and Mike Dovilla (R-Berea) today applauded the passage of legislation from the Ohio House that recognizes “BratPins,” which are pins worn to honor those who grew up as dependents of military service members, also commonly known as “Military Brats.”

Ohio House of Representatives Passes Resolution Urging Reinstatement of Funds for Energy Plant in Southern Ohio

The Ohio House of Representatives today passed a resolution urging Congress and the United States Department of Energy to restore funding at a Piketon plant.

HB 317 protects Ohio minors from identity theft
February 17, 2016
Ohio House Passes Bill to Allow Parents to Freeze Child's Credit

Today, the Ohio House passed House Bill 317, which is aimed at protecting minors from being victims of identity theft. Sponsored by State Representative Ron Maag (R–Lebanon), this legislation allows credit reporting agencies to create a credit record for the minor and then apply a freeze to that record.


Today the Ohio House of Representatives passed House Bill 217, legislation sponsored by Representative Margaret Ruhl (R-Fredericktown) that would allow advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) to have an individual involuntarily hospitalized for a mental health evaluation in the event of an emergency.