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Another step in fight against opiate addiction
January 22, 2014
House Bill Will Require the Reporting of Drug-Dependent Newborns

State Representative Lynn Wachtmann (R-Napoleon) announced today that the Ohio House of Representatives has passed legislation to better monitor the births of babies who are dependent on addictive drugs.

Proposed ballot initiative would allocate funds without raising taxes
January 22, 2014
Infrastructure Improvement Resolution Passes Ohio House

The Ohio House of Representatives today passed with wide bipartisan support legislation that authorizes nearly $2 billion in funding for infrastructure improvement projects across the state.


State Representative Dorothy Pelanda (R-Marysville) has announced that the Ohio House of Representatives passed legislation to revise Ohio law pertaining to child custody, guardians ad litem, and foster caregivers, to ensure that minors who are involved with Ohio’s children services agencies are treated just like every child in the state of Ohio.


State Representatives Mike Dovilla (R-Berea) and Cliff Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) today applauded the House passage of House Bill 218, legislation aimed at improving coordination and communication between state government and small businesses.

House Passes Bill Requiring Consent for the Prescription Drugs of Minors

State Representatives Stephanie Kunze (R-Hilliard) and Nan Baker (R-Westlake) have announced that the Ohio House of Representatives passed legislation today that would require a prescriber to receive a signed form of consent from a parent or guardian of a minor before issuing a prescription for the minor to have a controlled substance.


State Representative Jeff McClain (R-Upper Sandusky) today announced that the Ohio House of Representatives has passed House Bill 171, which provides schools with the option of awarding credit to students for religious instruction received during released time from school.

HB 326 reduces the burden on businesses and will benefit diabetics
January 15, 2014

State Representative Kristina Daley Roegner (R-Hudson) has announced that the Ohio House of Representatives today passed House Bill 326, legislation that adds diabetic shoe fitters to the list of those practicing orthotics, prosthetics or pedorthics who are exempted from licensure.

Proposed ballot initiative would allocate funds without tax increase
January 15, 2014
Reps. Brown, Kunze Join Gov. Kasich in Supporting Projects to Strengthen Local Governments, Infrastructure

State Representatives Tim Brown (R-Bowling Green) and Stephanie Kunze (R-Hilliard) today joined Governor John Kasich and other legislative leaders in a press conference to support reauthorizing funding for the Ohio Public Works Commission (PWC).


Speaker of the Ohio House William G. Batchelder (R-Medina) today released the following statement on the Legislature’s approval of Governor Kasich’s request to hold the 2014 State of the State Address in Medina:

State Lawmakers Introduce Legislation to Automatically Refund Overpaid Business Taxes

State Representatives Mike Duffey (R-Worthington) and Al Landis (R-Dover) joined Senators Bob Peterson (R-Sabina) and Bill Beagle (R-Tipp City), along with Ohio Tax Commissioner Joe Testa today to introduce legislation that will require the Ohio Department of Taxation to notify Ohio businesses when they overpay their taxes and provide automatic refunds in the form of credits toward future taxes.