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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.

Pavliga Appointed to OneOhio Recovery Foundation Board

State Rep. Gail Pavliga (R-Portage County) has been appointed by Ohio House Speaker Bob Cupp to the OneOhio Recovery Foundation Board. The board will be responsible for developing and approving procedures for the disbursement of opioid funds for the Foundation.

The legislation seeks to establish a fair online marketplace to protect consumers
December 13, 2021
Rep. Haraz N. Ghanbari's Bill to Combat Organized Crime Passes Ohio House

House Bill 272 spearheaded by State Rep. Haraz N. Ghanbari (R-Perrysburg) passed the Ohio House Wednesday with strong bipartisan support. The legislation requires high-volume, third-party online, sellers to disclose certain pieces of identifying information to protect consumers. 

Bluffton Grant, Education Studies Also Approved
December 13, 2021

Workforce training in the Lima area received a boost today with action by the State Controlling Board.


COLUMBUS – The Ohio Aerospace and Aviation Technology Committee (OAATC) today met to discuss the development of an “Ohio Unified Aerospace Strategy.” Chairman of the OAATC, State Representative Adam Holmes (R-Nashport), applauded the committee’s speakers for their collaborative efforts and presentations.

Hall Introduces Bill to Eliminate August Special Elections

COLUMBUS – The Ohio House Ways and Means Committee today began hearings on House Bill 458, legislation sponsored by State Representative Thomas Hall (R-Madison Twp.), which will eliminate August Special Elections in an effort to save taxpayer money. 

Measure Would Allow Permit Less Carry
October 28, 2021

COLUMBUS – Law-abiding Ohioans would be able to carry a concealed handgun without a permit under legislation approved today by an Ohio House committee. 

Abrams' Bill Fighting Domestic Violence Passes in the Ohio House

COLUMBUS – The Ohio House of Representatives today passed House Bill 254, legislation which establishes domestic violence fatality review boards throughout the state, tailored to meet each county and region’s needs. The bi-partisan bill is sponsored by State Representatives Cindy Abrams (R- Harrison) and Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus).

Ghanbari Announces '#RideAlongAndLearn Challenge' for Law Enforcement and First Responder Engagement

State Rep. Haraz N. Ghanbari (R-Perrysburg) launched a nationwide challenge dubbed “#RideAlongAndLearn,” during a press conference Wednesday at the Statehouse. Ghanbari called on elected officials and key leaders across the country to engage with their local law enforcement and first responders.

Pavliga's Bill to Protect and Enhance Child-Caring Programs Passes Ohio House

State Rep. Gail Pavliga (R-Portage County) announces that House Bill 226 unanimously passed today within the Ohio House of Representatives. The legislation increases legal protections for Guardian ad Litems (GALs) and Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs). Pavliga is a joint sponsor of the bipartisan bill as she spoke to it on the House floor.