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Ohio House Passes Legislation to Increase Efficiency in Public Assistance Programs

COLUMBUS—The Ohio House today passed legislation that changes the way information is shared between public programs such as Medicaid, child support, and supplemental nutrition assistance. This will increase effectiveness for recipients, save taxpayer dollars and assist in the detection of fraud and/or abuse.

 
 
Ohio House Urges Congress to Demand Extradition of Murder Suspect

COLUMBUS – The Ohio House today passed House Concurrent Resolution 9 urging the President of the United States, the United States Secretary of State and the United States Congress to compel Brazil to extradite Claudia Hoerig.

 
 
Rep. Bill Reineke Announces House Passage of Legislation Reforming Ohio's Unclaimed Funds Law

COLUMBUS—State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) today applauded the passage of House Bill 353 by the Ohio House, legislation he sponsored that changes Ohio law regarding open-loop gift cards, protecting banks and potential customers.

 
 
Riordan McClain Sworn In as State Representative of the 87th Ohio House District

COLUMBUS—Riordan McClain was sworn in as state representative of the 87th Ohio House District after the House Republican Caucus voted to appoint him to fill the vacant seat during today’s House session.

 
 
Rep. Wiggam Announces Drug Trafficking Deterrence Act

State Representative Scott Wiggam (R-Wooster) today announced that he has introduced legislation aimed at combating the widespread drug epidemic that has impacted the state. The Drug Trafficking Deterrence Act increases criminal sentences for convicted drug traffickers to support Ohio’s law enforcement personnel and to protect Ohio families and communities.

 
 

As the chair of the House Health Committee and co-sponsor of “The Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act,” it was my pleasure to work with Representatives Sarah LaTourette and Derek Merrin to pass this important piece of legislation. The passage of this act, House Bill 214, through both the House and the Senate is a step closer towards ending discriminatory abortions based off of a Down Syndrome diagnosis.

 
 
Rep. Anielski Present for Establishment of Ohio Deaf History Month by Governor Kasich

State Representative Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills) was present for the signing into law of Senate Bill 27, sponsored by Senator Beagle, along with passionate people from Ohio’s deaf and hard-of-hearing community. 

 
 

State Representatives Rick Carfagna (R-Genoa Township) and Mike Duffey (R-Worthington) today announced that the Ohio House concurred with Senate amendments to legislation that will expand computer science opportunities to K-12 and allow Ohio high school students to choose computer science instead of classes like geology and Algebra II as graduation requirements. House Bill 170 is supported by some of the biggest tech companies and national computer science organizations, such as Google and Code.org.

 
 
HB 336 offers reprieve for certain Ohioans with suspended licenses
December 13, 2017

The Ohio House today approved House Bill 336, legislation sponsored by State Representatives Dave Greenspan (R-Westlake) and John Barnes (D-Cleveland), to help decrease the high number of Ohioans with suspended driver’s licenses.

 
 
Victims Privacy and Protection Act comes in response to recent Ohio Supreme Court case
December 13, 2017
Rep. Retherford Proposes Legislation to Increase Privacy for Victims of Sexual Crimes

State Representative Wes Retherford (R-Hamilton) today announced that he has introduced legislation to increase privacy for sexually oriented offense victims within Ohio’s public record law. The legislation, known as the Victims Privacy and Protection Act, exempts from the definition of a public record photographs, videos or other digital media that depicts the victim of a sexually oriented offense at the time of the offense, or when the release would violate their expectation of bodily privacy.