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House Committee Begins Hearings on Legislation to Ban TikTok from Government Devices

COLUMBUS –The Ohio House Technology and Innovation this week began hearings on legislation that would ban TikTok from government devices, announced bill sponsor, State Rep. D.J. Swearingen (R-Huron).

 
 

COLUMBUS – The House Ways and Means Committee heard proponent testimony earlier this week on House Bill 105, legislation that would place limits on municipal income tax late filing penalties, announced State Rep. Jim Thomas (R-Jackson Twp.).

 
 

COLUMBUS –The House Insurance Committee today passed House Bill 49, sponsored by State Representatives Ron Ferguson (R-Wintersville) and Tim Barhorst (R-Fort Loramie), which will increase hospital price transparency and reduce the cost of healthcare in Ohio.

 
 
Patton declares the legislation a 'huge jobs bill'
March 29, 2023
Patton Leads Historic Transportation Budget through General Assembly

State Rep. Tom Patton (R-Strongsville), who is Chair of the Finance Subcommittee on Transportation, led the historic transportation budget bill through the General Assembly as it was approved by both chambers on Wednesday. 

 
 
Miller to Introduce Baby Products Tax Exemption Bill

State Rep. Melanie Miller (R-City of Ashland) will introduce the Baby Products Tax Exemption Bill, companion legislation to Senate Bill 39. The legislation exempts certain baby products from the sales and use tax. Miller is a joint sponsor on the bill.

 
 
Backpack Scholarship Program Bill Draws Significant Support at Statehouse

State Reps. Riordan McClain (R-Upper Sandusky) and Marilyn John (R-Richland County) had their Backpack Scholarship Program bill up for a second hearing at the Statehouse this week, which drew support from dozens of students and advocates throughout the state during committee testimony.

 
 
Loychik Announces Local Funding for Volunteer Fire Assistance Grant Program

State Rep. Mike Loychik (R-Bazetta) announces funding coming to several local fire departments within Trumbull and Ashtabula Counties. The funding is through the Volunteer Fire Assistance Grant program.

 
 
Creech, John Introduce Bill Pushing for Equal Shared Parenting

State Reps. Rodney Creech (R-West Alexandria) and Marilyn John (R-Richland County) introduced House Bill 14 regarding establishing equal shared parenting throughout the state. Creech and John spoke to the bill during a press conference on Tuesday.

 
 
Creech, John Introduce Bill Pushing for Equal Shared Parenting

State Reps. Rodney Creech (R-West Alexandria) and Marilyn John (R-Richland County) introduced House Bill 14 regarding establishing equal shared parenting throughout the state. Creech and John spoke to the bill during a press conference on Tuesday.

 
 
The letter comes after intimidation efforts from a group to prevent prayer at public meetings
March 3, 2023
Click, Ohio House Members Send Letter Supporting East Knox Board of Education

State Rep. Gary Click (R-Vickery) has sent a supportive letter to the East Knox Board of Education after the group has faced intimidation efforts from the Freedom from Religion Foundation. A total of 14 representatives from the Ohio Legislative Prayer Caucus signed onto the letter.