COLUMBUS—State Representative Jim Hughes (R-Upper Arlington) has introduced legislation that provides long-overdue structure reform for the compensating and providing of financial security to Ohioans who have lost their loved ones in the line of duty. The bill changes certain details regarding death benefits for families of deceased Ohio public safety officers. While under current law death benefits are only distributed until the first eligible date of retirement (which is at 25 years of service or 48 years of age), under Rep. Hughes’ bill death benefits will be provided through to a full retirement (which is at 33 years of service or 70 years of age).
COLUMBUS—State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) today announced that the governor has signed into law House Bill 354, a bill that Reineke sponsored to enhance efficiency in the way Seneca County courts address low-level drug offenses.
If we want our state to develop and prosper—a goal I think all Ohioans can agree upon—we must invest in the fundamentals to provide a strong foundation upon which to grow. That’s why the legislature passes a state capital budget every other year, a bill that provides funding for roads, bridges, schools, parks, and other necessary public services.
BROADVIEW HEIGHTS—State Representative Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills) hosted a Military Resource Fair at the Broadview Heights Community Center for the benefit of local veterans. The fair consisted of nearly fifty sponsor, vendors and representatives of organizations that provided assistance, employment, information, and services to veterans and their families.
COLUMBUS—State Representative Laura Lanese (R-Grove City) announced Samantha Poor as the 23rd House District winner of the 2018 Ohio House of Representatives Student Art Exhibition.
COLUMBUS—State Representative Scott Lipps (R-Franklin) announced Alyssa Butler as the 62nd House District winner of the 2018 Ohio House of Representatives Student Art Exhibition.
COLUMBUS—State Representative Robert Sprague (R-Findlay) recently took part in a panel discussion at Ohio Northern University regarding the state’s opioid crisis, which is impacting communities across Ohio.
COLUMBUS—State Representative Laura Lanese (R-Grove City) applauded the Ohio House’s passage of legislation to allow Ohio restaurants owners to open their patios to canine customers and their owners.
COLUMBUS—State Representative Dave Greenspan (R-Westlake) today announced that the Ohio House has approved legislation he sponsored that works to prevent school place bullying, also known as the Ohio Anti-Bullying and Hazing Act.
COLUMBUS – State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) was joined by a group of local officials and school representatives in Columbus today to urge support of Senate Bill 238, legislation sponsored by Senator Matt Dolan (R-Chagrin Falls). The bill will reform wind turbine setbacks passed in 2014, which decelerated wind energy production in Ohio. Communities such as Seneca County, which Reineke represents, have been negatively impacted by these setbacks.