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COLUMBUS— Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) today announced the Ohio House passage of House Bill 1, legislation that expands access to treatment in lieu of conviction and sealing of low-level, non-violent, non-sex offenses. The goal of the legislation, sponsored by State Representatives Phil Plummer (R-Dayton) and Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo), is to expand opportunity for those who have made a mistake to right a wrong and become a productive member of society.

 
 

COLUMBUS— Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) today announced the Ohio House passage of House Bill 10, legislation that creates the Governor’s Office of Drug Policy. This legislation, sponsored by State Representatives Richard Brown (D-Canal Winchester) and Reggie Stoltzfus (R-Minerva) will create a permanent, centralized office within the governor’s office to coordinate the state’s drug-related efforts. The bill also will help support local efforts, including sharing best practices that have made a difference and helping facilitate mutual aid across communities.

 
 

COLUMBUS— Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) today announced the Ohio House passage of House Bill 12, legislation that creates the Ohio Children’s Behavioral Health Network. This legislation, sponsored by State Representatives Don Manning (R-New Middletown) and Thomas West (D-Canton) will bring together a diverse group of experts to develop evidence- and outcome-based solutions to improve the mental health of children and young adults, and reduce suicides.

 
 

COLUMBUS— Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) today announced the Ohio House passage of House Bill 2, the Tech Cred job training grant program. This legislation, sponsored by State Representatives Jon Cross (R-Kenton) and Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) creates a grant program to support training for in-demand jobs.

 
 

COLUMBUS— Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) today announced the Ohio House passage of House Bill 14, legislation that creates the Kinship Navigator Program. This legislation, sponsored by State Representatives Janine Boyd (D-Cleveland Heights) and Brian Baldridge (R-Winchester) will help kinship caregivers locate support services that are available to them.

 
 

COLUMBUS – Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) today announced that Kimberly Zianno Hartman was selected to fill the Chief Administrative Officer/Director of Human Resources position. This hiring stems from Speaker Householder’s promise to bring on staff a qualified and tenured Human Resources professional for the Ohio House.

 
 

COLUMBUS— Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) and House Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) today announced the Ohio House passage of House Bill 8, Foster Caregiver Training legislation. This legislation, sponsored by State Representatives Susan Manchester (R-Waynesfield) and Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) revises the requirements for foster caregiver training in Ohio so that these potential foster parents can be trained, licensed, and approved in a more effective manner.

 
 

COLUMBUS— Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) and House Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) today announced the Ohio House passage of House Bill 4, legislation that streamlines Ohio’s process for creating new job training certificates and industry-recognized credential programs. House Bill 4 is one of the bipartisan priority bills for the 133rd General Assembly, legislation that builds pillars for a stronger Ohio.

 
 

COLUMBUS – The Ohio House of Representatives today approved the budget for the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation.

 
 

COLUMBUS – Bills to expand access to drug treatment, improve college credit transfers and help behavioral health are among the bills announced today by Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder and Assistant Minority Leader Kristin Boggs.