COLUMBUS—State Representative Wes Retherford (R-Hamilton) today announced the passage of the Victims Privacy and Protection Act by the Ohio House of Representatives, legislation he sponsored. House Bill 451 excludes certain depictions of victims from being released in public records requests, removing the possibility of re-victimization in situations that are often already traumatizing.
COLUMBUS—Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) today presented a resolution on the House floor to honor Trooper Brittany Noah, the 2017 Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) Trooper of the Year.
COLUMBUS—Today, Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville), State Representative Scott Lipps (R-Franklin) and other House members, along with State Auditor Dave Yost participated in a press conference to discuss efforts to update Ohio’s pharmacy benefit managers (PBM) industry.
COLUMBUS—The Ohio House of Representatives today passed legislation that changes where taxpayer dollars are returned to after a community school enrollment audit. Sponsored by Rep. Kristina Roegner (R-Hudson), House Bill 87 seeks to clarify the process by which the Ohio Department of Education distributes funds that a community school has been directed to return to the state following certain state audits.
COLUMBUS—State Representative Dave Greenspan (R-Westlake) today announced that the Ohio House has passed legislation he sponsored that would expand current law to protect intellectual property resulting from research conducted at charter county hospitals.
COLUMBUS—The Ohio House today passed House Bill 438, sponsored by State Representatives Steve Hambley (R-Brunswick) and Darrell Kick (R-Loudonville), which improves policies governing Ohio’s educational service centers (ESC) in order to better serve local school districts.
COLUMBUS—State Representative Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira) today announced the passage of legislation he sponsored alongside Rep. Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati). House Bill 347 memorializes fallen Cincinnati Police Department Officer Sonny Kim by naming a portion of the north and southbound lanes of Interstate 71 as the Sonny L. Kim Memorial Highway.
COLUMBUS—State Representatives Anne Gonzales (R-Westerville) and Jeffery Rezabek (R-Clayton) today applauded the passage of legislation that strengthens the law to ensure that courts and child placement services are not discriminating against blind parents when determining the placement of a child.
COLUMBUS—State Representative Nathan Manning (R-North Ridgeville) today applauded the Ohio House’s concurrence on legislation he jointly sponsored that provides intimate partner violence victims with further protections under Ohio law. The legislation will now go to Governor Kasich for final approval, the last step before becoming law.
Senate President Larry Obhof (R-Medina) and Speaker of the House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) today introduced the state's Capital Budget, a $2.62 billion investment in Ohio's infrastructure and local community projects.