COLUMBUS—Shane Wilkin was sworn in as state representative of the 91st Ohio House District during today’s House session, filling the vacant seat.
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.
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.
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.
COLUMBUS – Sponsored by State Representative Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills), Sub. House Bill 557 was favorably reported out of the House Health Committee. The bill would grant a license to art therapists to practice in the State of Ohio under the guidance of the Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. The licensure process would enforce standards of training, practice, and discipline across a therapeutic practice that has rapidly expanded in recent years.
COLUMBUS—The Ohio House today concurred on Senate changes to House Bill 438, sponsored by State Representatives Steve Hambley (R-Brunswick) and Darrell Kick (R-Loudonville), which improves policies governing Ohio’s educational service centers (ESC) in order to better serve local school districts.
COLUMBUS—The Ohio House of Representatives today passed bipartisan legislation that reforms the state’s payday lending industry and is aimed at lowering interest rates on loans and helping borrowers avoid endless debt cycles.
COLUMBUS—State Representative Robert Sprague (R-Findlay) applauded the House passage of legislation he sponsored that prevents Ohio nurses from being forced to work mandatory overtime. Introduced in December of 2017, House Bill 456 seeks to protect nurses from being compelled to work overtime shifts under threat of discontinued employment or disciplinary action.
COLUMBUS—State Representative Kirk Schuring (R-Canton) today announced that the Ohio House of Representatives will vote next week to elect a new Speaker.
COLUMBUS—State Representative Ron Young (R-Leroy Township) recently presented a resolution to Gracie Fusco, Miss Ohio’s Outstanding Teen for 2017. A resident of the 61st Ohio House District, Fusco was presented an official House Resolution for her accomplishment.