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Bill Facilitates Timely Access to Mental Health Care

COLUMBUS—State Representatives Rick Carfagna (R-Genoa Township) and Scott Ryan (R-Newark) applauded the Ohio House’s passage of legislation that would allow certain advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) to have an individual involuntarily hospitalized for a mental health evaluation in the event of an emergency and if they are a danger to themselves or others. The bill works to provide faster and more efficient care during these mental health emergencies.

 
 
Legislation continues House's efforts to curtail Ohio's drug epidemic
March 30, 2017
Ohio House Passes Bill Safeguarding Minors from Cough Medicine Abuse

COLUMBUS—The Ohio House today passed legislation that would prohibit a person younger than 18 from purchasing any product containing dextromethorphan, an ingredient commonly found in cough and cold medicines.

 
 
Presents Resolution to Ohio Crime Victims Justice Center
March 30, 2017
Rep. Butler Honors Crime Victims Awareness Week

COLUMBUS—State Representative Jim Butler (R-Oakwood) today presented a resolution to Cathy Harper Lee from the Ohio Crime Victims Justice Center and April Wheeler, an attorney for Disability Rights Ohio, in recognition of Crime Victims Awareness Week, which will take place April 2-8, 2017.

 
 
Rep. Rick Perales Recognizes "Vietnam Veterans' Day" During House Session

State Representative Rick Perales (R-Beavercreek) honored Vietnam veterans for their service to our country and encouraged continued support and remembrance of their sacrifice. In 2012, the legislature enacted Senate Bill 134, which designated March 30th as “Vietnam Veterans’ Day.”

 
 
Representative DeVitis Honors Ohio Foreign Language Teacher of the Year

COLUMBUS—State Representative Anthony DeVitis (R-Green) honored Angela Garritano during today’s House session for being named Ohio’s Foreign Language Teacher of the Year. 

 
 
Reps. Carfagna, Duffey Introduce Bill Encouraging Computer Science Education in Ohio Schools

COLUMBUS—State Representatives Rick Carfagna (R-Genoa Township) and Mike Duffey (R-Worthington) have introduced legislation that works to define computer science standards in Ohio’s school systems, which would help students to be better prepared for the challenges in today’s science and technology fields. 

 
 
Rep. Edwards Unveils "Daniel's Law" in Battle Against Ohio's Drug Epidemic

COLUMBUS—State Representative Jay Edwards (R-Nelsonville) today held a press conference along with fellow legislators to unveil new legislation aimed at battling Ohio’s drug epidemic through prescription drug reform.

 
 
Bill Aims to Relieve Cost Burden of CDL Training

COLUMBUS—State Representatives Nathan Manning (R-North Ridgeville) and Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) this week introduced legislation that aims to provide a more cost-efficient pathway for Ohio students wanting to receive commercial driver’s license (CDL) training in order to pursue an occupation in truck driving.

 
 
State Representative Steve Hambley Honors Brady Long as the 2017 National Grocers Association Best Bagger Champion

COLUMBUS—State Representative Steve Hambley (R-Brunswick) this week presented a resolution honoring Brady Long on winning the 2017 National Grocers Association’s Best Bagger Championship.

 
 
Bill inspired by local students
March 22, 2017
House Designates Barn as Official Architectural Structure of Ohio

COLUMBUS—State Representative Anne Gonzales (R-Westerville) today applauded the Ohio House’s passage of legislation she sponsored that designates the barn as the official historical architectural structure of the state, highlighting Ohio’s heritage and agricultural legacy.