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Reps. Butler and Zeltwanger Unveil Airport Hub Proposal

COLUMBUS—State Representatives Jim Butler (R-Oakwood) and Paul Zeltwanger (R-Mason) today held a press conference to unveil legislation they are introducing that aims to create jobs through the development of multiple airport hubs in the state of Ohio.

 
 
Representatives Give Testimony on Behalf of Veterans Bill

COLUMBUS—State Representatives Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills) and Adam Miller (D-Columbus) gave sponsor testimony before the House Armed Services, Veterans Affairs, and Homeland Security Committee in support of House Bill 192.

 
 

What does being an American mean to you? Each of us has our own ideas of what makes up the character of our great nation, but there are certain indivisible principles that we all hold dear. We are a people who subscribe to the values of freedom and equality. Our heritage is rooted in the belief that all men and women are entitled to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. To me, being an American is more than just an issue of residency or birthplace. It marks an adherence to these fundamental ideals and a lifelong dedication to our country and fellow citizens.

 
 
Rep. Rick Perales Issued Ohio Veteran Identification Card

XENIA—State Representative Rick Perales (R-Beavercreek) was issued his Ohio Veteran identification card today at the Greene County Recorder’s office, along with a gathering of veterans and local elected officials. Rep. Perales spoke about the benefits the ID cards offer to local veterans, especially those who do not already have a military retirement ID issued by the VA.

 
 

COLUMBUS—Today, the Ohio House of Representatives voted to protect the personal information of minors who are passengers on a school bus that is involved in a traffic accident.

 
 
Judy's Law inspired by woman set on fire by ex-boyfriend
May 24, 2017
Ohio House Passes Bill Strengthening Assault Penalties

The Ohio House today passed House Bill 63, also known as “Judy’s Law,” which strengthens the penalties for perpetrators of felonious assault if an accelerant is used in committing the offense.

 
 
Local Veteran Speaks in Support of Ginter Legislation

COLUMBUS—State Representative Tim Ginter (R-Salem) today welcomed U.S. Navy veteran Robert Bertschy from East Liverpool to speak in the Ohio House Ways and Means Committee about House Bill 24, legislation that modifies tax exemption laws to allow certain veterans’ organizations to be exempt from federal taxation and to exclude property that is not used primarily for meeting, administration and the provision of programs to past and present members of the United States Armed Forces.

 
 
Tour highlights efforts to combat drug epidemic
May 22, 2017
Representative Carfagna Tours BCI Headquarters

State Representative Rick Carfagna (R-Genoa Township) today toured Ohio’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) facility in London to learn more about its investigative work on the state level and how those efforts are making a difference in the fight against the opioid epidemic.

 
 
Ohio House Stiffens Penalties for Assault or Murder of First Responders, Military Members

State Representative Dave Greenspan (R-Westlake) today announced that the Ohio House of Representatives has passed legislation that would increase penalties against an offender who feloniously assaults or murders a first responder or member of the military with targeted intent.

 
 
House Bill 101 allows low-cost alternatives to costly EpiPen
May 10, 2017
Ohio House Passes the "Epinephrine Accessibility Act"

The Ohio House today passed House Bill 101, sponsored by State Representative Derek Merrin (R-Monclova Township), which seeks to make epinephrine auto-injectors more affordable and accessible for Ohioans who rely on the medication to treat a life-threatening allergic reaction.