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With unanimous support, the Ohio House of Representatives today passed Amended House Bill 57 to require proof that a humane society agent has successfully completed training to be filed with the county recorder. The legislation strives to protect Ohio’s companion animals and more effectively address cases of animal cruelty and abuse.


The Ohio House of Representatives today passed Amended Substitute Senate Bill 1, which establishes the OhioMeansJobs Workforce Development Revolving Loan Program and Fund to strengthen job training and continuing education opportunities for Ohioans.

Ohio House Pushes for Wrestling's Reinstatement in Olympics

The Ohio House of Representatives today unanimously passed House Resolution 43, which urges that the sport of wrestling be reinstated in the Olympics.

Legislation modernizes medical care while lowering costs for Ohioans
June 26, 2013

Today, Rep. Anne Gonzales (R-Westerville) and Rep. Lynn Wachtmann (R-Napoleon) applauded the passage of House Bill 123 through the Ohio House of Representatives. The initiative requires Medicaid to provide coverage of telehealth services offered by medical facilities.


Today the Ohio House of Representatives passed Substitute Senate Bill 64, legislation that prohibits under the offense of “criminal child enticement” a person from knowingly soliciting, coaxing, enticing or luring a child for an unlawful purpose.


The House of Representatives today passed House Concurrent Resolution 23, introduced by Representative Tim Derickson (R-Hanover Twp.) and Representative Mark Romanchuk (R-Ontario), which urges the Congress of the United States to reauthorize and modernize the Workforce Investment Act.

Am. Sub. H.B. 59 "invests in the things that matter most to Ohioans"
June 25, 2013

The conference committee on Amended Substitute House Bill 59—the state operating budget—voted to adopt the committee report and move the legislation to the Ohio House and Ohio Senate floors.


The Ohio House of Representatives today agreed to the Senate amendments on House Bill 2, sending the bill to the governor for his signature. The legislation requires all applicants for unemployment insurance to register with prior to applying for benefits, as well as requiring the applicants to make direct contact with their local Ohio Means Jobs office by the eighth week of unemployment benefits.

Bill adds to "Move Over, Slow Down" initiative
June 25, 2013
Reps. Ruhl and McGregor Applaud Passage of Highway Safety Legislation

Today, Rep. Margaret Ann Ruhl (R-Mount Vernon) and Rep. Ross McGregor (R-Springfield) announced that the Ohio House of Representatives passed House Bill 172, which requires vehicles to slow down, proceed with caution and, if possible, change lanes when passing highway maintenance vehicles that are stopped.

Ohio was #1 job creator in the nation
June 21, 2013

It was announced today that Ohio was the nation’s number-one job creator in May, with more than 32,000 new jobs created and an unemployment rate at 7 percent—half a point below the national average. Regarding the updated jobs numbers, Speaker of the Ohio House William G. Batchelder (R-Medina) released a statement.