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COLUMBUS – Meaningful tax relief, major health care reform and increased funding for schools are among the highlights of a state budget accord approved today by a House-Senate conference committee.

 
 

COLUMBUS – Today the Ohio House passed several bills, including legislation that allows the filing of certain campaign finance statements to be done electronically, permits wearing hearing protection while riding motorcycles, and requires center-line rumble strips for certain highway projects.

 
 

COLUMBUS— Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) today announced the Ohio House passage of House Bill 9, legislation that addresses Higher Education Degree Attainment Reform.

 
 

COLUMBUS - Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) today announced that Douglas J. Swearingen, Jr. (R-Huron) was elected by the House Majority Caucus to represent the 89th House District, which covers both Erie and Ottawa counties. Representative-elect Swearingen will replace Representative Steven Arndt (R-Port Clinton) who is retiring effective July 31, 2019. 

 
 

COLUMBUS— Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) today announced the Ohio House passage of House Bill 7, legislation that creates the H2Ohio trust fund and establishes a state trust to fund the preservation and restoration of Ohio’s lakes and rivers.

 
 

COLUMBUS— Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) today announced the Ohio House passage of House Bill 11, legislation that addresses infant mortality. The goal of the legislation, sponsored by State Representatives Gayle Manning (R-North Ridgeville) and Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland), is to reduce infant mortality and improve the health of the mother and child.

 
 

COLUMBUS— Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) today announced the Ohio House passage of House Bill 5, legislation that creates the Public Defender State Loan Repayment Program to help recruit and retain attorneys to serve as public defenders.

 
 

COLUMBUS – Legislation to cut government red tape and help military families has been approved by the Ohio House of Representatives.

 
 

COLUMBUS— Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) today announced the Ohio House passage of House Bill 1, legislation that expands access to treatment in lieu of conviction and sealing of low-level, non-violent, non-sex offenses. The goal of the legislation, sponsored by State Representatives Phil Plummer (R-Dayton) and Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo), is to expand opportunity for those who have made a mistake to right a wrong and become a productive member of society.

 
 

COLUMBUS— Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) today announced the Ohio House passage of House Bill 10, legislation that creates the Governor’s Office of Drug Policy. This legislation, sponsored by State Representatives Richard Brown (D-Canal Winchester) and Reggie Stoltzfus (R-Minerva) will create a permanent, centralized office within the governor’s office to coordinate the state’s drug-related efforts. The bill also will help support local efforts, including sharing best practices that have made a difference and helping facilitate mutual aid across communities.