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Rep. Haraz N. Ghanbari's Bill to Combat Organized Retail Crime Approved by General Assembly

Ohio House Bill 272 championed by State Rep. Haraz N. Ghanbari (R-Perrysburg) passed the General Assembly Wednesday after a 33-0 vote in Senate. The legislation, jointly sponsored by State Rep. Phil Plummer (R-Dayton), requires high-volume, third-party online sellers to disclose certain pieces of identifying information in order to protect consumers. 

State Rep. Haraz N. Ghanbari's Bill to Curb Legal Services Costs Passes Ohio House

House Bill 531 introduced by State Rep. Haraz N. Ghanbari (R-Perrysburg) passed unanimously on the House floor Wednesday and now moves to the Senate for further consideration. Ghanbari, the primary sponsor of the legislation, noted the bipartisan bill allows a county prosecutor to partner with certain entities to provide legal services


Speaker Bob Cupp (R-Lima) announces $500,000 for Delphos to assist the city with lead service line replacements. The funding is based on grants from the H2Ohio initiative.


State Rep. Scott Lipps (R-Franklin) announces House Bill 324, also known as “Shirley and Wilma’s Law,” has passed out of the Ohio House. The bill ensures that patients are allowed access to both family and clergy amid a pandemic such as COVID-19. Lipps spoke to the bill on the House floor.


Speaker Bob Cupp (R-Lima) announces that nearly $100,000 has been approved by the Ohio State Controlling Board during their meeting today. The funding will be focused on enhancing campus safety.


State Rep. Scott Lipps (R-Franklin) announces the Ohio Senate approved House Bill 136 earlier this week and it now heads to the governor’s desk. Lipps is the primary sponsor of the bill.

House Approves Measure to Protect 2nd Amendment Rights

A measure that would allow law-abiding Ohioans to carry a concealed handgun without a permit has been approved by the Ohio House of Representatives.

Speaker Cupp Issues Statement on Passing of House Speaker Batchelder

Speaker Bob Cupp (R-Lima) issued the following statement on the passing of former House Speaker William G. Batchelder (R-Medina):

State Rep. Haraz N. Ghanbari Selected for Prestigious Rodel Fellowship in Public Leadership

State Rep. Haraz N. Ghanbari (R-Perrysburg) has been selected for the prestigious Rodel Fellowship in Public Leadership’s cohort. Ghanbari, who was appointed in March 2019 to the Ohio House of Representatives and is serving his first full term after being elected in November 2020, was nominated by Secretary of State Frank LaRose.

Ohio House Passes Pavliga, Edwards Bill Helping Children

State Reps. Gail Pavliga (R-Portage County) and Jay Edwards (R-Nelsonville) are joint primary sponsors of House Bill 428, which creates the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Study Commission. The legislation passed in the Ohio House earlier today.