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June 27, 2018
State Reps. Gavarone, Manning Announce Passage of Bill Revising Ohio Teacher Evaluations

COLUMBUS—State Representatives Nathan Manning (R-N. Ridgeville) and Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) today applauded passage of their jointly-sponsored legislation by the Ohio House of Representatives. House Bill 540 seeks to create a more accurate, improved method for teacher evaluations, and requires the Ohio Department of Education to utilize the official recommendations of the Educator Standards Board to revise the current Ohio Teacher Evaluation System (OTES). The revised OTES would receive a one-year trial period.

State Reps. Manning, Rogers Applaud Passage of Bill Penalizing Nonconsensual Distribution of Sexual Images

COLUMBUS—State Representatives Nathan Manning (R-N. Ridgeville) and John Rogers (D-Mentor-on-the-Lake) today announced passage of their bipartisan, jointly-sponsored legislation by the Ohio House of Representatives. House Bill 497 seeks to prevent instances of what is known as “revenge pornography” by penalizing nonconsensual distribution of private sexual images, as long as intent existed to harm the subject of the image. House Bill 497 also allows for civil action against the convicted offender.

Representative Anielski's Session Review

COLUMBUS – State Representative Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills) voted in favor of numerous pieces of legislation during a lengthy House Session. The Session calendar covered a wide range of bills, from cursive handwriting being taught in schools, to legislation recognizing our local heroes.

Ohio House Passes Bill Supporting Accountability for Ohio Daycares

COLUMBUS—State Representative Rick Carfagna (R-Genoa Twp) today announced the Ohio House’s passage of legislation he sponsored, House Bill 383, or “Chase’s Law.” This bill will require any child care providers licensed by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) to notify parents if ODJFS determines that the provider allowed serious risk to a child’s safety.

Bill Aimed at Attracting Major Sporting Events to Ohio Passes out of House

COLUMBUS—The Ohio House of Representatives today passed legislation aimed at attracting more major sporting events to Ohio and, in turn, generating additional revenue for the state and local communities.

Rep. Hill Applauds Final Approval of Bill Updating Commercial Breeder Regulations, Standards of Care for Dogs

COLUMBUS—State Representative Brian Hill (R-Zanesville) today announced that the Ohio House has given its final approval on legislation he sponsored that updates current law regarding high volume commercial dog breeding in the state of Ohio.

Shane Wilkin Sworn In as State Representative of the 91st Ohio House District

COLUMBUS—Shane Wilkin was sworn in as state representative of the 91st Ohio House District during today’s House session, filling the vacant seat.

Reps. Reineke, Faber Introduce Bill to Increase Transparency of Ohio's Online Charter Schools

COLUMBUS—State Representatives Keith Faber (R-Celina) and Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) have introduced legislation that seeks to address shortcomings in Ohio’s laws governing e-schools, increase transparency and establish a consistent regulatory framework for education providers across the state.

Representative Lipps Appointed Vice Chair of House Finance Committee

COLUMBUS—State Representative Scott Lipps (R-Franklin) was today appointed by Ohio House Speaker Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) to serve as the vice chairman of the House Finance Committee.

Legislation advances dealing with topics from funding a statewide voting machine program to naming a month for Ohio's Byways

COLUMBUS—As Chair, of the State and Local Government Committee, State Representative Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills) applauded the passage of many bills during a recent House session. These bills impact constituents of the 6th House District, demonstrating that the House is focused on meaningful legislation.